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Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Other | Social Policy

Early intervention: The key to keeping Youth on Track

Mandy Loundar is the Principal Project Officer for Youth on Track with Juvenile Justice NSW. Speaking at the upcoming Juvenile Justice Summit in Sydney, she will provide insight into the early intervention scheme and demonstrate the positives results of the program. Here, she provides some further insight into her background, the presentation at the conference…

27 Mar 2017, by Informa Insights

Health & Healthcare | Other | Social Policy

Sandra Dill AM on Surrogacy & Infertility

In the lead-up to the 2016 Assisted Reproductive Technology Summit we spoke to Sandra Dill AM about surrogacy and infertility, and her work with AccessAustralia. Sandra is a consumer advocate for equity of access to patient-centred healthcare achieved through ethical, evidence-based legislation and shared responsibility, engaging patients in all levels of policy decisions. Her advocacy for…

31 Oct 2016, by Informa Australia

Community Healthcare | Health & Healthcare | Homelessness | Other | Social Policy

Break Those Chains Sista: Bringing Attention to Domestic Violence In Indigenous Communities

Family & domestic violence have reached epidemic proportions in Australia, impacting all communities. We spoke to Luke Edwards, who is a social worker and songwriter/producer who assisted with the song ‘Break Those Chains Sista’, which was written and developed by a group of indigenous domestic violence survivors. The song will be featured at the upcoming…

16 Feb 2016, by Informa Australia

Community Healthcare | Health & Healthcare | Homelessness | Other | Social Policy

Supporting Employees Suffering Domestic Violence: The Westpac Experience

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed at the 2nd Annual National Family & Domestic Violence Summit we spoke to Ainslie van Onselen, the Director of Women’s Markets, Inclusion & Diversity at Westpac. She spoke to us about the initiatives Westpac has implemented to support their employees who are experiencing…

15 Feb 2016, by Informa Australia

Community Healthcare | Media | Social Policy

Social media for social change

In the lead up to the upcoming Homelessness Summit in Sydney, Daniel Scoullar, a communications consultant with expertise in the homelessness and housing sector, joins us to  discuss social media's capacity for advocacy, engagement and stakeholder relationship management. While challenging some of the myths about social media and the homeless, he also highlights how a strategic and…

22 Apr 2015, by Informa Australia

Social Policy

Opinion: The biggest issues & innovations for prisons in 2015

Figures from last year show that prisons in Australia have been overcrowding with 30, 000 people currently predicted to be incarcerated in our borders. This is currently the highest number of prisoners in Australia throughout history. We spoke to a few industry experts who will be delivering presentations at the Prisons 2015 conference about the biggest…

21 Jan 2015, by Informa Australia

Social Policy

The future of welfare in review

By Nicole Rees, Senior Manager Policy, The Brotherhood of St Laurence (Future of Welfare 2014 Conference Chair of Day One) This conference was very timely. It was timely because there is so much going on at the moment that will impact directly on our welfare system as we know it. It provided a good opportunity…

24 Nov 2014, by Informa Australia

Social Policy

Which areas of welfare are in most need of reform?

Australia's welfare system is a complex framework of income support payments and supplements, which is aimed at helping the population in times of need. The Reference Group on Welfare Reform (RGWR) said the the Department of Social Service's cash transfer payments to individuals and families are the largest component of the nation's social support system,…

25 Aug 2014, by Informa Australia

Community Healthcare | Social Policy

Enabling effective supervision-training for community sector workers

One of the key challenges for supervisors and senior practitioners in the welfare and community sectors is to ensure that supervisees are offered individualised and non-directive supervision development training. In the lead up to the Australian Community Workers Conference and Exhibition 2014, we had the chance to speak to Dr Elizabeth Riley, Counsellor & Clinical…

11 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia
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