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The structure of Australian schooling needs to change – Prof. Adrian Piccoli

Former NSW Education Minister and Director of the Gonski Institute for Education, Professor Adrian Piccoli, is challenging the status quo of Australia’s school system, in a bid to achieve greater equity for students. Piccoli believes the existing structure, funding model, and underlying regulatory framework is doing a disservice to low socio-economic status (SES) students, with…

3 Dec 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology

Using technology to create a thriving Build-to-Rent community

With its attractive risk profile, quick, large and steady returns, build-to-rent is fast gaining popularity in the investment and residential development communities. Unlike other types of income generating properties, such as commercial office investments, build-to-rent has a relatively low tenant risk, with a greater mix and spread of customers. This makes the asset class appealing…

26 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Nokia Enterprise

Nokia Enterprise has been providing solutions to our Enterprise customers for over 15 years. With this success Nokia Enterprise was launched as a stand-alone business group in 2019. Our mission is very clear. “We serve as Industry 4.0 enablers through the digitisation of asset intensive industries, government and cities, and webscale businesses providing mission critical…

23 Nov 2020, by Informa Insights

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Getting ready for FRMCS – the next chapter in rail

The rail sector is moving towards an exciting future, marked by advances in automation, IoT, and predictive analytics. However, to unlock its full potential, the sector will need a strong communications framework, underpinned by mission-critical networks and, crucially, standardisation supported by the global vendor community, argues Rory Mcdonnell of Nokia. “The industry’s current communications vehicle,…

23 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology

A mission approach to lifting innovation performance – Adrian Turner

When former CSIRO's Data61 CEO, Adrian Turner, found himself hosing down bushfires during last year’s ‘Black Summer’, he didn’t know the experience would spark his interest in an initiative that could redefine national problem solving. Shortly after saving his family’s land from the blaze, Turner set his eyes on a loftier goal: helping Australia become…

17 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Standards focus continues during pandemic – Gary Brook, TEQSA

TEQSA Director Gary Brook has commended the higher education sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic but says the agency is continuing to keep a close watch on standards and emerging risks. One area TEQSA is actively monitoring is the decline in ELICOS commencements in the latter half of 2020 and how this could impact the…

10 Nov 2020, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Automatic Success with Automatic Inspections. Keep Moving to Succeed

Automated inspection of rolling stock dramatically improves maintenance workflows.   The move to automated inspections is driving change in the longest, heaviest, and highest value rail operations in the world. Many of these operations use Trimble technology to improve how they operate, maintain, and utilise their assets.   Trimble condition monitoring solutions enable the detailed condition assessment of rail…

5 Nov 2020, by Abdul Bhuiyan

Energy & Utilities

Net zero carbon may be within reach – Dr. Maia Schweizer

Australia’s ‘net zero carbon by 2050’ vision, as outlined in the 2016 Paris Agreement, may soon become a viable reality, thanks to the pioneering work of CleanCo Queensland. In recent weeks, the government-owned company has furthered its mission to provide affordable clean energy for Australians, having secured renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) with several major…

5 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal

Where to now on responsible lending? – Gerard Brody

Gerard Brody of the Consumer Action Law Centre has expressed concern over Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s intention to scrap responsible lending laws, describing the move as a “risky and dangerous policy” that will hurt Australian households. The proposed reform, currently being drafted, could mean the abolishment of all responsible lending obligations that form the National Consumer…

5 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety

Renewed focus on nurse and midwife safety needed during COVID-19, says ANMF President

If you work in the healthcare sector, you are likely no stranger to the issue of workplace violence. According to the World Health Organisation between 8 and 38 percent of health workers will experience physical assault at some point in their careers, and a significantly greater number will be exposed to it. This year though…

30 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic
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