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Month: January 2019

Business

Legal

Occupational Health & Safety

Protecting our protectors: addressing PTSD in the police force and emergency services

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating mental health condition that results from witnessing or experiencing a single or series of traumatic events. It is now one of the leading causes of workers' compensation claims in Australia, particularly in the police force and emergency services, in which the prevalence of the disorder is almost…

31 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Student well-being at Wenona School

Adolescence is a difficult time for most people, but for a growing subset of young Australians, it is more than just an uncomfortable phase. Statistics show that one in five 13-18 years-olds will experience a severe mental health disorder; and more than half of people with a lifetime mental health diagnosis will encounter their first…

23 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

Mining & Resources

Looming glut in lithium or supply shortfalls?

2018 is now firmly behind us, but the lithium oversupply concerns and bearish narrative that emerged early in the year have far from abated. While most analysts have agreed that the lithium demand trend is getting stronger each day, barely a week has passed without some new up- or down-stream challenge emerging that could threaten…

21 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Managing acoustics in learning environments

Speaking and listening in learning environments is critical and the way classrooms are designed acoustically can have a profound influence on learning outcomes. This is particularly true among students from differing language backgrounds; and across the spectrum of disorders which may affect hearing, concentration or sensitivity to sound. Despite a growing national focus on inclusive…

15 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

PPP risk allocation – what constitutes best practice?

Effective risk allocation is key to the success of any public private partnership (PPP). Get it right and projects can attract a competitive pool of bidders, more efficiently negotiate contracts and reduce the likelihood of dispute during the concession period. Get it wrong and the opposite will occur. “Historically, there was a tendency for governments…

10 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Uncategorised

The Kidston Energy Hub | dispatchable renewable energy on tap

Australia has reached a significant milestone in its bid to ensure dispatchable renewable energy - what Head of the Australian Energy Council  has described as "the main game in the electricity market" - thanks to the work of Genex Power. Just last month, the company announced its new partnership with EnergyAustralia, which will see the…

9 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Depoliticising Australian Infrastructure

Throughout Australia, and around the world, there are a tremendous number of infrastructure projects in the pipeline. This makes for a competitive playing field in which countries and jurisdictions with the most attractive conditions are favoured by bidders and investors. In the past, Australia has fared reasonably well in relation to some of its global…

8 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic