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Month: May 2019

Defence & Security

Planning & Design

Addressing the complex needs of young offenders

Youth detention provides an opportunity to positively intervene in the lives of disadvantaged young people, address their complex needs, and restore them to productive, high-functioning members of society. However, a report by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office has found that the current system does not adequately address the needs of young offenders on a number of…

30 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

Mental health in the workplace – insights from Beyond Blue’s Answering the Call Survey

A study by Beyond Blue has revealed some concerning findings in relation to mental health in the workplace, suggesting that further interventions are needed to support those affected. Answering the call is a ground-breaking survey into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel, involving 33 police and emergency services agencies in…

23 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Leadership & Communication

Transport & Logistics

Looking for ways to dramatically enhance rail in New Zealand?

Just ask the next generation of rail leaders for their innovative ideas The New Zealand Rail Pitching Competition was launched in 2017 to offer young professionals the opportunity to pitch their ideas to today’s rail leaders, raise their profile and be in the running to win a TranzAlpine journey of a lifetime. Along the way,…

20 May 2019, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Uncategorised

Industrial manslaughter legislation – is there a need and will it boost WHS compliance?

In 2017, Queensland became the second state in Australia (following the ACT in 2004) to enact industrial manslaughter (IM) legislation. The laws – which are an extension of the existing Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (QLD) - criminally illegalise any action or omission of action, that inadvertently causes death in the workplace. If found guilty of…

15 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Creating a healthy operating theatre team culture – insights from Scott Dutton

Have you ever been to a restaurant where, in the short time it takes you to order and eat a meal, you get a pretty good insight into the workplace dynamics? Whether the waiters get along; how overbearing the manager is; whether the staff are overworked and unhappy? As well as preventing costly setbacks like…

14 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Commercialising Healthcare Innovation

The Australian healthcare sector is not short of innovation. In a single year, around 10,000 digital health apps will be added to the app store; almost as many pharmaceutical research papers will be published by academic journals; and the Australian medical technology (medtech) industry will gross upwards of ten billion dollars. But in a bottlenecked…

10 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology

Transport & Logistics

How big data is transforming port and marine operations

The marine freight industry has historically relied on intuition and “traditional” (look-back) data to inform its operational and investment decisions. While markers such as transit times, revenue per TEU and cost per voyage are undoubtedly important metrics, they are limited in terms of their ability to make accurate forecasts and sound business decisions. In contrast,…

3 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Planning & Design

How Southern Cross University is growing its student profile

Situated just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and with views of the Pacific Ocean from many vantage points in the campus buildings, Southern Cross University's Gold Coast campus is unique in Australia. But it is the University's relationship with the adjacent Gold Coast Airport that really sets it apart from other tertiary education institutions -…

1 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic