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Banking & Finance | Business

How to minimise regulatory risk for BNPL products

The Buy Now Pay Later industry has received a lot of scrutiny since its inception, with some consumer advocates questioning the ethics of financing at the point-of-sale. Amid high levels of consumer debt and low financial literacy, some believe the largely unregulated market – popular with younger demographics - may expose people to financial harm.…

12 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

So much to see and do at Pilbara 2022

-- By Peter Long (City of Karratha Mayor) Welcome to this ancient land, trod by Aboriginal peoples for tens of thousands of years. Welcome to the incredible Pilbara where the earliest evidence of life on Earth occurs in 3.5 billion-year-old rocks and modern machinery extracts nearly half the nation’s export income. Here in the Pilbara…

10 May 2022, by Informa Insights

Banking & Finance

Should you invest in ETFs – and how?

Since their inception in the 1990s, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become one of the most sought-after investment vehicles for individuals and institutions, globally. Offering diversification, trading, and arbitrage options, ETFs are often touted for their low cost and attractive profile, relative to mutual funds. However, Morningstar Associate Director Justin Walsh reminds us that ETF trading…

9 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

Organisational injury prevention through a wellbeing lens

A new initiative by WorkSafe Victoria is slashing mental health related workers compensation claims in its own workforce, by upskilling employees and their leaders in the realm of wellbeing. Bucking the trend of safety-focussed interventions, the WorkSafe Victoria Wellbeing Program is one of the first in the country to look at workers’ compensation through a…

4 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How to manage change in an ever-shifting port environment – insights from Saab

The global port operating environment is constantly changing as it strives to meet sustainability objectives and address bottlenecks in the port–hinterland interface. With new trends like ‘just in time arrival’ and ‘emissions reduction tracking’ increasingly being prioritised, the rate of change can be felt profoundly at all levels of an organisation. Even ports that are…

4 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Understanding machine learning within rail asset management

Machine learning (ML) has become one of the most prominent industry buzzwords of the last decade, with almost half of Australian companies now experimenting with the technology. Within rail, ML has been particularly transformative, with dozens of applications in maintenance, asset management, and other safety critical operations. However, while many may recognise the value of…

4 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Should you keep someone living with Dementia in an aged care facility during a pandemic?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of people have considered withdrawing their family members from residential aged care facilities in a bid to minimise their risk of viral exposure. For relatives or carers of people living with Dementia, this decision has been more challenging. Will their loved one get the care they need without…

29 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Improving the efficacy of telehealth for Indigenous Australians

After being catapulted onto the MBS rebate schedule at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, few would doubt that telehealth has now earned its place as a permanent fixture of mainstream clinical practice. Backed by some encouraging uptake statistics, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt recently touted its benefits for people who have children, mobility issues,…

21 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

NT’s role in quashing geopolitical tensions with China

China has stepped up its encroachment in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, penning a security deal with one of Australia’s closest neighbours. The deal, which could allow the Chinese military near-unfettered access to the Solomon Islands – including the stationing and replenishment of Chinese warships - is what Retired US Marine COL Grant Newsham sees…

20 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources | Occupational Health & Safety

Managing lifestyle factors for miner health and safety

Health surveillance in the mining industry has historically focussed on the physical aspects of the profession, particularly the threat of occupational diseases from airborne contaminants. In the last decade, this has begun to shift with lifestyle factors, such as obesity, stress, and chronic disease, increasingly coming into focus. Within mining, rates of these conditions are…

14 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic
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