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Month: January 2023


Planning & Design

Social Policy

The latest initiatives set to tackle Australia’s housing crisis

In Australia, it is generally seen as the role of the community housing sector to provide housing for people in very low to middle income brackets. In reality, community housing stock is dwindling while populations are growing; and the void between public- versus privately-financed sections of the housing continuum (homelessness through to housing stress) is…

31 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


Ensuring wellbeing in international schools

Despite having historical roots, the concept of student wellbeing has only achieved buzzword status in the last few decades, after being thrust into the spotlight by various education researchers. During the pandemic, however, its prominence exploded. In 2021, 63 percent of international teachers claimed their students were facing more mental health issues and an increased…

25 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


How can international schools thrive in a post pandemic world? An international teacher recruiter sheds light

International schools were among the hardest hit industries during COVID-19, with hard and soft border closures discouraging - or outright preventing - teachers from taking up overseas jobs. China, where borders have only recently softened after a three year hard closure, is experiencing a mass exodus of teachers, with concerns its future demand for educators…

17 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Unleashing the value of storage as a transmission asset

Renewable energy generation is rapidly increasing around the world, driven by competitive costs, eager capital and supportive governments. Many countries have ambitious targets, including Australia, which is aiming for 82 percent renewable generation by 2030 - up from around 29 percent in 2021. To ensure the grid remains reliable while these targets are met, many…

16 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Addressing the impending energy storage undersupply

The Federal Government, through ARENA, has extended funding of $175 million to support 4.2GWh of energy storage across six projects, operational by 2025. Recently, Victoria also announced its intention to legislate 2.6 GW of energy storage capacity by 2030 and at least 6.3 GW by 2035. The target - which includes short, medium and deep…

12 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

The challenges and opportunities around long term energy storage – insights from Genex CEO James Harding

For Genex Power – the first private company in Australia to develop pumped hydro - the business case for large-scale energy storage systems (LESS) has always been clear. Given the high penetration of solar in Queensland, Genex’s various LESS projects throughout the state are well placed for energy arbitrage - enabling the operator to bank…

11 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

How CleanCo Queensland is powering a cleaner energy future

Since taking on the role of Chief Executive at CleanCo Queensland in July 2022, Tom Metcalfe has been at the helm of a 1100MW portfolio of low-emission and clean energy generators. He oversees two run-of-river hydros in far north Queensland, the state’s only pumped hydro at Wivenhoe, and one of Australia’s most efficient combined-cycle gas…

9 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


How technology can fuel the growth of Build to Rent

Australia’s supply of build to rent (BTR) housing stock is set to grow this year, with 7000 new units to be delivered by 2024. Demand for rental accommodation is also rebounding after a temporary setback during COVID-19. But as vacancies for other types of rental dwelling rise simultaneously, how can the BTR sector capture more…

5 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic