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Month: July 2019

Defence & Security

Healthcare

Social Policy

The physical and mental health of young people in youth detention: A global scoping review

A systematic review of the health of young people in youth detention is expected to reveal, for the first time, a detailed and accurate picture of their physical and mental health, in a bid to entice further government intervention and investment. The research – undertaken by Dr. Rohan Borschmann and peers at the University of…

30 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Solving Australia’s gas crisis – policy initiatives versus supply side response

Amid an escalating gas crisis, Australia is not short of ideas on how to elevate domestic supply. From gas reservation policies, to tougher export controls, prospective energy import terminals, and pipeline proposals and reforms, the gamut of policy initiatives and supply side responses is impressive. But to what extent do each have merit? “In short,…

25 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

To serve and protect – keeping the basic promise in today’s law enforcement landscape

The nature of law enforcement is changing against a backdrop of globalisation and advanced technological enablement. Vulnerable communities are no longer restricted to postcodes, with the emergence of darknet markets and digital currencies broadening victim and criminal profiles; and blurring national and jurisdictional boundaries. As technology advances, crime rates also appear to be keeping pace.…

22 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Addressing the decline in the number of students from China

With its clean, liveable cities and a curriculum that caters to next generation industries, Australia is an attractive international study destination. However, a recent decline in students from China is beginning to spark concern among domestic universities and economists. “Historically, we have become accustomed to 10 percent per annum cumulative growth in the number of…

18 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Mining & Resources

Central Petroleum accelerating its penetration of the East Coast Gas Market

It has been an eventful half-year for Central Petroluem who have been kicking their developmental goals and setting lofty exploration targets for the quarter ahead. Most notably, the firm sold gas to the East Coast for the first time, a milestone which marks the pinnacle of a five-year effort to penetrate the market. The firm…

17 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Increasing maternal awareness of DFM – a suitable stillbirth prevention measure?

A new program promoting maternal awareness of decreased fetal movement (DFM) during pregnancy is hoping to reduce the high and unwavering rates of stillbirth that exist in Australia and New Zealand. More than 2700 families directly experience stillbirth every year in these countries, a rate which has not improved in the last two decades. The…

11 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

After the ATAR

The choices young people make upon completing mandatory education can profoundly influence their success in adult life. However, new research by post-school advice forum, Year13, has shown that many school-leavers are making misguided choices in this pivotal phase of their lives. The “After the ATAR” and “After the ATAR II” research reports reveal that 48 percent of youth…

10 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

NT mining and exploration – the impact of recent challenges and opportunities

Brian Fowler General Manager NT & Sustainability, Arafura Resources Brent Murdoch Director & General Manager, Vista Gold Australia     The March Quarter presented some promising expenditure figures for mineral exploration in the Northern Territory (NT). At $27million, the figures represent the strongest reported growth for the jurisdiction in more than five years, up 20…

3 Jul 2019, by Amy Sarcevic