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Month: August 2020

Education

How do we help our country survive? A change in focus for Australian universities

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has not been kind to any of us, but for Australia’s higher education sector it has been crippling. A huge drop-off in international students – which once comprised the nation’s third largest export – has left a $16 billion dent in the industry. This has prompted the government to reconsider some…

31 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Leadership & Communication

COVID-19 is as much an aged care mental health crisis as it is a physical one, researcher says

Australia was approximately fourteen months into its Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety when the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic took hold. For a sector already beset with staffing, skilling and budgetary constraints, the pandemic has had a profound impact, prompting some to describe it as an “aged care crisis”. Whilst much of the…

26 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Transport & Logistics

Industry 4.0 and implications for the maritime workforce

When plans to build the world’s first fully autonomous container vessel, the MV Yara Birkeand, were first unveiled, opinions varied as to whether the project would give way to an autonomy of things revolution in maritime. Rolls-Royce's Oskar Levander took an optimistic slant famously remarking, "This is happening. It's not if, it's when. The technologies needed to…

25 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Leadership & Communication

Uncategorised

Ten ways virtual conferences trump live events

They say adversity is often the catalyst for change and for large-scale events, COVID-19 has been no exception. With ongoing public health policies, like border closures and social distancing, virtual conferences are fast becoming the norm for Australian business. In fact, 85% of companies are now using digital channels for education purposes. With live policy…

20 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Vaccine development – what have we learned from COVID-19?

From the moment a pandemic is declared, every day, week and month that passes without a vaccine is significant. Globally, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has been seen to infect more than one hundred thousand people in a single day, with a fatality rate of up to five percent. Despite this urgency, the vaccine development process is…

18 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic
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