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Month: October 2021

Occupational Health & Safety

The right way to handle a bullying or harassment complaint according to SafeWork NSW

As a manager or director of a large corporation, what would you do if you received an employee complaint about bullying or harassment within your team? For most people, the answer is the same: forward the matter to human resources, where an investigation will decide whether the accused person has breached the company’s Code of…

29 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Outlook for minerals sands – an interview with Reg Adams

The mineral sands sector is well-accustomed to supply shortfalls, having weathered a series of geopolitical setbacks since mid-last decade. An unnerving mix of post-Brexit uncertainty, rising tensions with China, and a string of outages in major global supply hubs, have been stalling - or outright upending - production efforts since 2016. However when the COVID-19…

27 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic


Social Policy

Is net zero achievable? An interview with Former Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO and IPCC Co-Chair Prof Jim Skea

As the world counts down to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, pressure from scientists, activists, and existing ‘Paris Agree-ers’ has been mounting for Australia to carve out a road-map towards net zero emissions by 2050. But while the Coalition’s reticence over strong climate action may have become increasingly unpopular, it is grounded in legitimate…

26 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic


Managing workplace violence at Monash Health – an interview with Security Director Steve Bills

Violence against healthcare professionals is prevalent in Australia, with 87 percent of workers reporting at least one physical assault over a six month period. With the rise of methamphetamine usage and the number of patients presenting to emergency wards with acute mental health problems, the issue is growing. Between 2016 and 2019 physical assaults in…

25 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic


Improving outcomes from reproductive carrier screening – an interview with Prof Martin Delatycki

Reproductive carrier screening (RCS) has become increasingly sophisticated over the years. Now capable of screening thousands of genes, RCS can identify couples at risk of many hundreds of autosomal and X-linked recessive genetic conditions. But while RCS is being offered to more women and couples, scope for poor patient outcomes remains higher than it should,…

20 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

How Medallion Resources is improving the mineral sands’ carbon footprint  

Electrified mining fleets, energy efficient crushing and grinding, and renewable power, have all been positively impacting the mining industry’s carbon footprint for a number of years. More recently, increased recovery of value from each tonne mined, reduced transport of bulky materials, and design that incorporates process intensification principles have been looked at for the next…

19 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic