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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM: IGNITING THE FIRE IN YOUNG LEARNERS WITH EDDIE WOO

Technology is rapidly transforming the way students learn and teachers teach, a study found that Australia is one of the highest users of technology in schools in the OECD – so how can technology benefit Australian students and what are the costs? What can it do and what can’t it do? Wootube is a prime…

14 Dec 2018, by Informa Insights

Healthcare | Technology

Queensland Health’s digital health journey

In 2012, Queensland Health began its digital health journey which has seen the digital reinvention of nine Queensland Health hospitals – with many more earmarked for renewal as the scheme is rolled out across the State. The transformation included the launch of the integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) – distinct from a standard electronic medical…

14 Dec 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

The impact of megatrends on WHS and workers’ compensation policy

The rise of the ‘gig economy’, emerging technologies, and an aging workforce raise numerous questions in the context of work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation. There are concerns that current policy and regulatory frameworks may not be adequate or appropriate for the ‘workforce of the future’. But, until recently, such a workforce has…

14 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Energy & Utilities

International energy developments and their implications for Australian solar

  Capital investment into energy assets is increasingly vulnerable to policy and technology change and is at risk of being stranded due to the rate of renewable energy deflation. The Paris Agreement, UN IPCC Report, increased frequency of climate-induced extreme weather events and a growing public contempt for pollutants all point to the likelihood of…

12 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal

Defusing the ‘mortgage debt time-bomb’

The Australian financial marketplace is not short of legislation to protect consumers from predatory or irresponsible lending practices. The National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 provides a comprehensive set of legal guidelines requiring lenders and brokers to make reasonable, verified enquiries to ensure that consumers can comply with their financial obligations if the loan is…

9 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Medical negligence in Ireland | a surge in cancer screening litigation 

Two names that are known to everyone in Ireland are those of Vicky Phelan and Emma MhicMhathúna. In April 2018, Ms. Phelan, terminally ill with cervical cancer, brought forward a case before the High Court in Ireland; shortly followed by Ms. MhicMhathúna, who is now deceased as a result of the disease. Ms. Phelan, a…

1 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure

Continuing Snowy’s legacy

“Every time you sip your coffee in the morning, you must be thankful for Snowy. After all, Australia’s first ever coffee arrived in Cooma”, said Dean Lynch, Snowy 2.0 Relations Manager, ahead of the Snowy Region Construction & Development Conference. He is referring to the legacy of the Snowy Mountains Scheme – the 25-year, “nation…

29 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Progress and pitfalls in recent intelligence reforms

In July 2017, then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced he was to create a new construct to promote national security - the Department of Home Affairs. Renowned intelligence and security expert, Professor John Blaxland, publicly criticised the new governance arrangement on the grounds of contestability and disputed its rationale - which, he argued, was largely…

25 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Managing uncertainty factors with gas turbine machine train shaft alignment

Shaft alignment is integral to rotor dynamic health within a gas turbine. Shaft misalignment leaves turbines exposed to reaction forces in the shaft couplings, plus bearing and seal damage, with down time costing millions of dollars each day. Despite this, details as ‘fine’ as shaft realignment are rarely incorporated into turnkey contracts. Ahead of the…

23 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Turning discoveries into therapeutics

The world of bioscience is not short of academic literature. Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of research papers make their way into scientific journals - yet the vast majority of these progress no further. Ahead of the Bio Connections Australia conference we spoke with Glenn Begley of BioCurate to discuss why this may be.…

19 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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