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Inclusive egress – making buildings safer and more accessible

Seven years ago, new legislation was passed in Australia to make all public buildings fully accessible for people with disability. While the legislation was deemed a giant leap forward in terms of disabled rights, what it didn’t consider was how to safely evacuate people with disability from those very same buildings, in the event of…

1 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Perinatal mortality cases – what can we do better?

  In June 2014 baby Nixon Tonkin died shortly after birth at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Following an induction of labour and approximately two hours of active pushing, obstructed labour was diagnosed and a decision was made to conduct a caesarean section – during which the obstetric registrar encountered significant difficulty in disimpacting…

28 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Legal | Planning & Design

Raising Australian building standards – what needs to change?

Jurisdictions need a common language, more rigorous regulation and better oversight if they are to truly raise building standards in Australia, according to a Federal Government report by Bronwyn Weir and Peter Shergold. At present the lack of cohesion in how construction is regulated throughout the country makes for a frustrating system, in which practitioners…

10 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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