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Why the controversy around microdosing in medicinal psychedelics?

The use of microdosing in medicinal psychedelics has stirred much controversy in recent years. While supporting research is now stacking up, the evidence base lacks maturity, leaving health providers and potential users unclear on its therapeutic prowess. Intuitively, too, some have doubts about the efficacy of microdosing in the treatment of severe mental health conditions.…

16 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


How to manage Down syndrome and dementia

Thanks to advancements in healthcare, people with Down syndrome are living longer, healthier lives. Since the 1940s, life expectancy for people with this chromosomal condition has increased fivefold from just 12 to 60 years; and today, babies born with Down syndrome may live up to 80. However, affecting half of those who reach their sixties,…

15 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety | Technology | Transport & Logistics

The safety program making significant savings for Downer Group

Since becoming Head of HSEQ for Downer Group, Nick Mountford - who investigated the 2003 Waterfall train incident and played a pivotal role in establishing the ITSRR - has taken a zero-tolerance approach towards rail safety. His recently implemented Rail Safety Improvement Program has already seen incidents nosedive from 23 in the 2020-21 financial year,…

11 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Update on the Murchison and Oakajee Green Hydrogen projects

The Murchison region of Australia’s Midwest is recognised as one of the best locations globally for green hydrogen production, given its quality wind and solar resources, and proximity to offtake markets. One of the most notable developments in this area is the Murchison Green Hydrogen Project, by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). Located 15 kilometres north…

8 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


Why Australia needs dementia friendly ambulances

Transport by ambulance can be a distressing experience for people with dementia. Noisy, enclosed, and unfamiliar, the environment can exacerbate symptoms, destabilise a person’s psychological health and, in severe cases, cause delirium. This adds an extra layer of complexity to the individual’s healthcare, sometimes overshadowing the initial treatment being sought. To address this, Paramedic Lindsay…

22 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Making Australia’s Midwest more attractive to inbound clean energy investors

Australia’s Midwest is globally recognised as a hotbed for clean energy infrastructure, given its complementary wind and solar penetration profile, significant land area, and proximity to north Asian trading partners. Despite this, the region has seen less inbound investment than the likes of Pilbara and Australia’s South West. Gilbert + Tobin Partner, Clare Pope –…

21 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


What does Amplar Health’s new Group Lead have in store for the organisation?

In November 2023, Robert Read joined Amplar Health during a busy period of growth for the organisation. In the year leading up to his appointment, the organisation delivered more than 1.6 million virtual health interactions. Meanwhile, the My Home Hospital initiative – delivered by the Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture on behalf of SA Health…

5 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Keeping the earth moving – how Komatsu has altered its business model to relieve pressure on coal producers

VISIT LONGWALL WEBSITE   The last few years have seen significant pressure on Australian coal producers, with inflation, extreme weather, and government royalty hikes adding further weight to the industry’s labour, financing and energy costs. While the sector makes necessary adjustments to preserve profit margins, Komatsu - a global manufacturer and distributor of earthmoving and…

4 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

The perfect spot for a mineral sands separation facility, but no mine in sight

At conferences, Brett Hoyle of Currumbin Minerals, often gets asked why his company developed a mineral sands separation plant hundreds of kilometres from the nearest mine. His answer is surprisingly simple. “Firstly, it’s the legacy of our founder, Alfred Newman, who had a passion for black sand on local beaches, back in 1929. It’s a…

1 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Rethinking what is acceptable – Rio Tinto’s approach to greater safety around rail

With numerous intersections between people and high speed vehicles, business-as-usual risks in rail are among the highest of any industry. Like many operators, Rio Tinto has always managed these risks in line with the ‘So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable’ (SFAIRP) standard, required by Rail Safety National Law. More recently, however, it has begun to…

29 Feb 2024, by Amy Sarcevic
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