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Healthcare | Legal

Wrongful birth damages – an interview with Bill Madden

Maintaining a duty of confidentiality is an integral part of any healthcare profession, but what happens when upholding medical confidentiality leads to adverse health outcomes? Patient Y, a pregnant woman, sought damages when Doctors failed to inform her that her father had been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease – a heritable brain disorder that had been…

11 Jan 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Adverse health outcomes during the pandemic response – legal implications

The COVID-19 pandemic has created some challenging risk management scenarios for healthcare workers - and with the heightened threat of adverse outcomes, many now feel as though they are treading murky legal water. While Australia has missed the levels of system overwhelm seen in countries hardest hit by the virus, the very threat of it…

17 Dec 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Small group tutoring in NSW – why the need and how will it work?

Next year, students in New South Wales (NSW) will have access to free tutoring for the first time, thanks to a $337 million program as part of the state’s 2020-21 Budget. Under the scheme, an additional 5,500 staff will be employed to deliver small group teaching sessions to all eligible students throughout the state. The…

8 Dec 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

The structure of Australian schooling needs to change – Prof. Adrian Piccoli

Former NSW Education Minister and Director of the Gonski Institute for Education, Professor Adrian Piccoli, is challenging the status quo of Australia’s school system, in a bid to achieve greater equity for students. Piccoli believes the existing structure, funding model, and underlying regulatory framework is doing a disservice to low socio-economic status (SES) students, with…

3 Dec 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology

Using technology to create a thriving Build-to-Rent community

With its attractive risk profile, quick, large and steady returns, build-to-rent is fast gaining popularity in the investment and residential development communities. Unlike other types of income generating properties, such as commercial office investments, build-to-rent has a relatively low tenant risk, with a greater mix and spread of customers. This makes the asset class appealing…

26 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Nokia Enterprise

Nokia Enterprise has been providing solutions to our Enterprise customers for over 15 years. With this success Nokia Enterprise was launched as a stand-alone business group in 2019. Our mission is very clear. “We serve as Industry 4.0 enablers through the digitisation of asset intensive industries, government and cities, and webscale businesses providing mission critical…

23 Nov 2020, by Informa Insights

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Getting ready for FRMCS – the next chapter in rail

The rail sector is moving towards an exciting future, marked by advances in automation, IoT, and predictive analytics. However, to unlock its full potential, the sector will need a strong communications framework, underpinned by mission-critical networks and, crucially, standardisation supported by the global vendor community, argues Rory Mcdonnell of Nokia. “The industry’s current communications vehicle,…

23 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology

A mission approach to lifting innovation performance – Adrian Turner

When former CSIRO's Data61 CEO, Adrian Turner, found himself hosing down bushfires during last year’s ‘Black Summer’, he didn’t know the experience would spark his interest in an initiative that could redefine national problem solving. Shortly after saving his family’s land from the blaze, Turner set his eyes on a loftier goal: helping Australia become…

17 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Standards focus continues during pandemic – Gary Brook, TEQSA

TEQSA Director Gary Brook has commended the higher education sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic but says the agency is continuing to keep a close watch on standards and emerging risks. One area TEQSA is actively monitoring is the decline in ELICOS commencements in the latter half of 2020 and how this could impact the…

10 Nov 2020, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Automatic Success with Automatic Inspections. Keep Moving to Succeed

Automated inspection of rolling stock dramatically improves maintenance workflows.   The move to automated inspections is driving change in the longest, heaviest, and highest value rail operations in the world. Many of these operations use Trimble technology to improve how they operate, maintain, and utilise their assets.   Trimble condition monitoring solutions enable the detailed condition assessment of rail…

5 Nov 2020, by Abdul Bhuiyan
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