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Mental health in the workplace – insights from Beyond Blue’s Answering the Call Survey

A study by Beyond Blue has revealed some concerning findings in relation to mental health in the workplace, suggesting that further interventions are needed to support those affected. Answering the call is a ground-breaking survey into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel, involving 33 police and emergency services agencies in…

23 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Looking for ways to dramatically enhance rail in New Zealand?

Just ask the next generation of rail leaders for their innovative ideas The New Zealand Rail Pitching Competition was launched in 2017 to offer young professionals the opportunity to pitch their ideas to today’s rail leaders, raise their profile and be in the running to win a TranzAlpine journey of a lifetime. Along the way,…

20 May 2019, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety | Uncategorised

Industrial manslaughter legislation – is there a need and will it boost WHS compliance?

In 2017, Queensland became the second state in Australia (following the ACT in 2004) to enact industrial manslaughter (IM) legislation. The laws – which are an extension of the existing Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (QLD) - criminally illegalise any action or omission of action, that inadvertently causes death in the workplace. If found guilty of…

15 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Creating a healthy operating theatre team culture – insights from Scott Dutton

Have you ever been to a restaurant where, in the short time it takes you to order and eat a meal, you get a pretty good insight into the workplace dynamics? Whether the waiters get along; how overbearing the manager is; whether the staff are overworked and unhappy? As well as preventing costly setbacks like…

14 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Commercialising Healthcare Innovation

The Australian healthcare sector is not short of innovation. In a single year, around 10,000 digital health apps will be added to the app store; almost as many pharmaceutical research papers will be published by academic journals; and the Australian medical technology (medtech) industry will gross upwards of ten billion dollars. But in a bottlenecked…

10 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How big data is transforming port and marine operations

The marine freight industry has historically relied on intuition and “traditional” (look-back) data to inform its operational and investment decisions. While markers such as transit times, revenue per TEU and cost per voyage are undoubtedly important metrics, they are limited in terms of their ability to make accurate forecasts and sound business decisions. In contrast,…

3 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Planning & Design

How Southern Cross University is growing its student profile

Southern Cross University's Gold Coast campus is situated just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and has views of the Pacific Ocean from many vantage points in the campus buildings. But it is the University's unique relationship with the adjacent Gold Coast Airport that really sets it apart from other tertiary education institutions. Ahead of the…

1 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources | Uncategorised

Exploration activity in the NT’s Katherine region

The earth is moving in the Greater Katherine Region of Australia’s Northern Territory, with a flurry of exploration activity currently taking place and more land being pegged by major market players. Up 35 percent from the previous year, expenditure figures are also pointing to a promising future, says Dr. Ian Srimgeour of the Northern Territory…

15 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Healthcare

The headwinds confronting PHI and opportunities to grow participation

The Australian private health insurance (PHI) industry is no stranger to the topic of affordability, but with rates of participation declining for the first time since the introduction of Life Time Health Cover loading; the Medicare Levy Surcharge; and 30 percent Rebate some 19 years ago, the issue is resurfacing. Though participation rates remain generally…

12 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Business | Legal

Ethics versus compliance – restoring consumer trust in financial services

As the Australian financial services sector continues to grapple with a post-Royal Commission consumer trust deficit, the efficacy of a compliance-based approach to banking has been called into question. Despite ethical mandates, such as ASICs “fairness initiative” and AFCA’s “fairness review”, a compliance framework continues to dominate banking practices; with efforts to instill a culture…

11 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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