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Month: July 2014

Healthcare

Addressing the cultural needs of the Aboriginal prison population

Indigenous Australians make up more than a quarter of Australia’s prisoner population while constituting only 2.5 per cent of the Australian population (according to the 2013 Australian Institute of Criminology 'deaths in custody' monitoring report). Accordingly, addressing Indigenous over-representation in custody requires innovative thinking and cultural sensitivity, with  design being one approach that could help mediate…

16 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Top marks for healthcare in Queensland

The latest statewide survey has highlighted the strength of Queensland's healthcare system, with patient satisfaction measures scoring particularly well. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg recently revealed the results from the survey, which regularly assesses how satisfied Queensland patients are with the service they receive from hospital. According to the study, three-quarters of Queenslanders said they were "satisfied"…

15 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Report highlights increased use of disability services in Australia

An increasing number of Australians are making use of a wide range of disability services, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The institute's 'Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2012-13' report reveals that an estimated 312,539 Australians made use of disability support services…

14 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Education

Ignite curiosity in STEM students with Pedagogical Content Knowledge

75% of the fastest growing occupations in Australia require STEM skills and knowledge according to an Australia Industry Group report. Unfortunately the growing demand is not met with a growing supply of graduates. Therefore, it is important to fill the critical gaps in STEM education. In the lead up to the STEM Education Conference, taking place on the 20th and…

11 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Technology

One interface to rule them all – Fetch TV, the new host for all catch-up content

Australians watch more than 100 hours of television per month across multiple screens, according to the Australian Multi-Screen Report conducted in the second quarter of 2012 by Media Week. The trend of multi-screen TV experience is on the rise – with YouTube rolling out new channels, Google’s launch of Chromecast, sky is the limit when…

11 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

The uncertain future of Medicare

As Medicare turned 30 earlier this year, it was becoming increasingly obvious that cracks in the system could no longer be ignored. We were joined by Dr. Avnesh Ratnanesan (Dr. Avi), Founder & CEO of Energesse recently, where he talked to us about the challenges in the reform of Australian healthcare and the difficulty of envisioning a future…

10 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Technology

4 reasons why Bitcoin is better than conventional money

Bitcoin, still very much a nascent trend, is nonetheless continuing to show signs of steady growth as businesses and consumers alike explore the opportunities involved. But just where does Bitcoin's appeal lie and why is it having everyone from retailers to investors raving? As the most well-known and widespread form of 'cryptocurrency' today, Bitcoin is…

10 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Achieving optimum service delivery in the community sector

Volunteers can play an integral part in delivering services to the community and hence it is vitally important to ensure volunteer programmes are effective and sustainable. In the lead up to the Australian Community Workers Conference and Exhibition 2014, we had the chance to speak to Sue Noble, CEO of  Volunteering Victoria who will be…

9 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Sixth rail Centre of Excellence set to open in Sydney

Another new rail maintenance facility is set to open its doors in the New South Wales capital, the latest in a series of centres that have been constructed thanks to state government funding. The new rail Centre of Excellence - the sixth out of a total of eight to be built in New South Wales…

9 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Technology

Telecommunications – The backbone of Sydney Trains’ underground infrastructure

Telecommunications is fast becoming the chosen communication method for the rail industry. From increasing the efficiency, safety and reliability of operations to enhancing passenger experience, telecommunications and train control are essential to improving the growing and diversified demands of rail organisations. In the lead up to the ARA’s inaugural Telecommunications & Train Control Conference, we…

8 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

How can we ensure quality, safety and efficacy in self-care?

Self-care has evolved tremendously in the past four decades. With the advent of the Internet, diverse sources of health advice and information are now just a few clicks away. Quality, safety and efficacy should be the core emphasis for self-care, so that individuals can reliably choose self-care products and services to look after their health…

8 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Education

New dual-sector university a Queensland first

A merger between two educational institutions in Queensland has resulted in the state's first ever dual-sector university, which is now open and promises to boost higher education opportunities for locals. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne joined Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek in opening the university, made up of Central Queensland University (CQU) and…

8 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights
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