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Protecting our protectors: Ensuring police officer mental health, safety and wellbeing

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating mental health condition that results from witnessing or experiencing a single or series of traumatic events. Symptoms may include emotional flashbacks, dissociation, anxiety, hypervigilance, shame, depression, emotional numbness and in some cases psychosis. Until recently, there has been a lack of reliable or ‘ecologically valid’ (contextually relevant)…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The future of rail

The rise of urbanisation and ‘mega cities’ is demanding greater connectivity and efficiency in our transportation networks – and inviting a significant amount of innovation in the process. As a result, disruptive innovation is rife - occurring in all facets of the transport sector. In mass transit, recent examples can be seen in operating and…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Harmonising the rail industry’s digital future – the Smart Rail Initiative

The internet of things (IoT) – the concept of adding intelligence and direct communication between machines to improve their efficiency - is set to cause mass, cross-industry disruption. The number of IoT devices grew 31 percent year-on-year in 2017; and by 2020, the global market value is projected to be $7.1 trillion. But while the…

15 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Is Australia your next best destination for clinical trials?

Australia is home to some of the world’s leading scientists, physicians and healthcare providers. With world-class research capabilities and a thriving biotech sector, the number of clinical trials being conducted in Australia is reportedly growing at around five percent per year, outpacing the United States and the United Kingdom[1]. While Phase III studies have historically…

14 Aug 2018, by Francesca Brewer

Defence & Security

How the Australian Army is leveraging a national obsession with drones

Drones were a defining symbol of the new millennium. A technology that would not only lead the military into a new frontier of combat and surveillance; but delight technophiles around the world and become a form of recreation in their own right. Drones made their debut in the early 2000’s, assisting the CIA with targeted…

13 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Insights into the largest tunnelling project of the Nordic region – The Follo Line

The Follo Line project is a new 22 kilometers long, double-track rail line that is currently under construction by Acciona Ghella Joint Venture between Oslo Central and the new Ski Station. The line comprises a long, twin-tube rail tunnel – the first of its kind in Norway and the longest tunnel within the Nordic region.…

9 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

What’s the deal with City Deals?

As Australia prepares itself for an 11.8 million population increase and a steep rise in urbanization over the next thirty years, the need to ensure our cities are more productive, more liveable and more sustainable is becoming stronger. As it stands, the nation is already highly centralized with more than half of the national population…

9 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

What does the new global OHS standard mean for your organisation?

March 2018 saw the release of a new global standard of organizational health and safety (OH&S). The ISO 450001 is the first of its kind and will eventually replace the AS/NZS 4801:2001, over the course of the next three years. What does this mean for your organisation? Ahead of the Safety in Action Conference -…

8 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Creating the right enabling environment for innovation

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaela Cash, opened discussions at last week's AFR Innovation Summit – recognizing the need for Government to provide the “right enabling environment” for firms to innovate. But what exactly is the right enabling environment? The topic – which has caused significant controversy this year following the Treasurer’s…

6 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal

Restoring trust in financial services

Over the course of several decades, Australia has experienced a slow and steady erosion of trust in the financial services sector – culminating in a Royal Commission, which commenced in December 2017. Despite the Royal Commission’s potential to reassure consumers that lenders are under the watchful eye of higher powers and therefore reinstate trust, many…

26 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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