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Month: June 2018

Healthcare

Social Policy

Community exclusion and deviant behaviour

Recent figures indicate that 28 percent of inmates in Australian prisons are Aboriginal, despite Indigenous people making up just 3 percent of the national population. Aunty Kerrie Doyle, Associate Professor of Indigenous Health at RMIT, believes this significant over-representation is due to the ostracism faced by many Indigenous people, both in general society and in…

28 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Uncategorised

Jemena CEO’s perspective on the national energy crisis

Last year’s inaugural AFR Energy Summit made a significant impact on the development of a national clean energy transition plan; hosting more than 300 of the sectors top policy-makers and industry leaders. This year, the Summit returns with an even sharper focus; and a view to uncovering the conditions needed for Australia to resolve its…

26 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Education

Uncategorised

STEM in defence – strategies for attracting and retaining talent

The Australian government's $89 billion national sovereign shipbuilding program is set to give the Australian job market a significant boost – with more than 5,000 workers soon needed to develop its fleet of new submarines, major surface combatants and offshore patrol vessels. But while increased job demand marks positive news for Australian citizens – and…

25 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Mining & Resources

Looming glut in LNG or supply shortfalls?

The last few years have written a somewhat depressing narrative for the LNG industry, with price-cuts, layoffs and untold balance sheet damage. But shifting environmental policy in China is now creating significant demand for gas, which may well alter market sentiments and indicate a more positive outlook in the years ahead. That is, providing demand…

21 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Technology

Getting ready for the digital human workforce

Managing a human workforce can be a demanding experience. To perform well and remain loyal, most people require a competitive salary, a commutable office location, an aesthetically pleasing working environment with natural light and plenty of space, a cohesive team culture, motivational incentives, praise and recognition, regular breaks, a manageable workload, variety, training, career progression…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Technology

Insights into the Victorian Government’s cyber security strategy

Cyber attacks are increasing in complexity, likelihood, impact and volume. The World Economic Forum has listed cyber attacks as the third most likely catastrophe, behind extreme weather events and natural disasters; and according to ASIO, Australia is the second likeliest target nation of the APAC region. Among the wealth of high-risk sectors, Finance, Healthcare and…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

Business

Healthcare

Growing the health tech firms of the future – LaunchVic’s bid to provide better access to capital and mentorship

Health technology is Victoria’s fastest growing source of employment, grossing $30 billion per annum for the state; yet, up to 57 per cent of Victorian health-tech start-ups do not know how to access accelerator or investor support - according to a recent report by LaunchVic. The 'State of HealthTech – Victoria' report revealed that, despite…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

ARENA’s perspective on the future of large scale solar

The start of the year saw record numbers of rooftop solar installations and large scale solar farm approvals in New South Wales and Queensland, prompting many to forecast a giant solar boom in the years ahead. But beyond these visible markers, what is really happening beneath the surface of Australia’s solar industry; and what supply…

14 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

Infrastructure

Meeting infrastructure demand – who will pay and how?

The private sector has a big part to play in helping Australia catch up with infrastructure demand, says Michael McCormack; who presented at the AFR National Infrastructure Summit last week. In association with Deloitte, the Summit challenged state leaders on their varying approaches to paying for infrastructure; and explored the latest funding and delivery models…

12 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Australian coal prices reach six year high

Increased demand for electricity in China has prompted thermal coal prices to reach a six year high in recent days - almost double the lowest commodity rate of 2016. Meanwhile, the New South Wales government is forecasting $1.8 billion in mining revenue for the 2018 financial year (more than 90 per cent of which will…

8 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Raising funds for new campus buildings – implications for the masterplan

Using philanthropic investment to finance all or part of a new campus building is an approach that has long been used in the USA, the UK, and in Australian private schools. With the recent government freeze on commonwealth supported places (CSP), campus buildings are expected to appear more often on the fundraising agenda of Australian…

6 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic