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Month: April 2022


Should you keep someone living with Dementia in an aged care facility during a pandemic?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of people have considered withdrawing their family members from residential aged care facilities in a bid to minimise their risk of viral exposure. For relatives or carers of people living with Dementia, this decision has been more challenging. Will their loved one get the care they need without…

29 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic



Improving the efficacy of telehealth for Indigenous Australians

After being catapulted onto the MBS rebate schedule at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, few would doubt that telehealth has now earned its place as a permanent fixture of mainstream clinical practice. Backed by some encouraging uptake statistics, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt recently touted its benefits for people who have children, mobility issues,…

21 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

NT’s role in quashing geopolitical tensions with China

China has stepped up its encroachment in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, penning a security deal with one of Australia’s closest neighbours. The deal, which could allow the Chinese military near-unfettered access to the Solomon Islands – including the stationing and replenishment of Chinese warships - is what Retired US Marine COL Grant Newsham sees…

20 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Occupational Health & Safety

Managing lifestyle factors for miner health and safety

Health surveillance in the mining industry has historically focussed on the physical aspects of the profession, particularly the threat of occupational diseases from airborne contaminants. In the last decade, this has begun to shift with lifestyle factors, such as obesity, stress, and chronic disease, increasingly coming into focus. Within mining, rates of these conditions are…

14 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

Transport & Logistics

How the UK redeemed its rail safety profile following five track fatalities

For many years, the United Kingdom’s rail industry was well-known for its upward safety trend, but in 2017 this all changed when five track workers lost their lives in the three years thereafter. The fatalities prompted an immediate response from the national safety regulator; and in 2019, Network Rail Director Nick Millington was asked to…

11 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Occupational Health & Safety

How to balance the science and art of work health and safety

As a director or manager of a mining operation, you might think you have your workplace health and safety (WHS) obligations covered. Team members constantly on high alert for signs of spontaneous combustion; safety alerts in place for the correct selection of PUR products; and stringent review and control measures following gas exceedance. Overlaying this,…

5 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic