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Energy & Utilities

What APPEA and its members are doing to abate carbon this year and beyond

Australia’s peak industry body for the Oil and Gas sector, APPEA, is no stranger to the topic of environmental sustainability. Decades before the Paris Agreement was established, the association was quick to champion cleaner energy projects, famously favouring gas over a potential coal-fired plant in the Northern Territory in 1984 and halving its emissions in…

11 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

The very light rail technology that will make trams two thirds cheaper to install

With transport accounting for one fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions, increasing uptake of public transport is one of the most meaningful ways cities can cut their carbon footprint and improve air quality. For larger cities with tram networks, this is often an easier task. Inner city rail systems are an increasingly attractive alternative to…

8 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

How defence contractor Lockheed Martin Australia is boosting numbers of women in its workforce

Rates of women’s participation in STEM professions have only seen modest improvements in recent years. Despite representing 50 percent of Australia’s overall workforce, just 28 percent of current STEM-skilled workers are women - up from 24 percent in 2016. Within the Defence industry, the representation of women is smaller, at 19.2 percent – and a…

4 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

How this male midwife is building trust with his patients

With the possibility of internal examinations, bodily exposure, and a raft of taboo subjects (like breastfeeding and vaginal health), it is little wonder that trust between patient and practitioner is considered so important in the ante- and post-natal healthcare space. As a male midwife, earning this trust can be more challenging - especially in cultures…

2 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology | Uncategorised

How supply chain enhancements can boost medication compliance rates

The pharmaceutical industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the bar for therapeutic development, with vaccine generation and approval performed in record timeframes. However, as Linfox General Manager Healthcare, Andrew Mitchell points out, much of the focus on expediting biomedical research begins and ends in the lab, leaving large portions of the value chain…

20 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Nothing about us without us – are we there yet with disability rights?

Visit Disability Summit Website Book Disability Summit “Nothing about us without us” – the idea that policy shouldn’t be designed without first consulting the people it targets – has become a prominent mantra in the disability rights space in recent years. However, while the idea may have gained traction, it is yet to have altered…

14 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

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How the Shire of Coolgardie is keeping services running with minimal rate increases

As the cost of living (COL) index scales 6-7 percent, the Shire of Coolgardie – Western Australia’s third largest GDP contributor outside of the Pilbarra region – is exploring novel ways to provide community services against budgetary constraints. With local government rate increases restricted to a modest 2-3 percent (4 percent below the COL index),…

13 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Accelerating the pathways between mouse and human in biomedical research

Australia’s medical research sector is thriving, with this year seeing record levels of government investment ($6.8 billion) – and sizeable contributions from the private sector – into early stage, domestic projects. The translation of this research into new products and therapies, however, is not progressing at the same pace, when compared with international peers. It…

12 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Could anti-abortion law come to Australia – and what might happen if it did?

The US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade has had an immediate effect on abortion access in the United States, with the criminalisation of abortion in some states taking effect within hours of the court’s ruling. The ruling and its consequences have set off alarm bells worldwide, including Australia, where a series of protests…

11 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

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The decreasing emphasis on technology in designing future healthcare

As a doctor who works in tech, Microsoft’s Health Industry Executive and Chief Medical Officer Dr Nic Woods’ outlook for the future of health is notably un-technology focussed. “Many of the tools we need to service the future health needs of Australians already exist,” he said ahead of the Innovate Health Conference, hosted by Informa…

5 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic
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