Tag: ageing workforce

Occupational Health & Safety

The impact of megatrends on WHS and workers’ compensation policy

The rise of the ‘gig economy’, emerging technologies, and an aging workforce raise numerous questions in the context of work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation. There are concerns that current policy and regulatory frameworks may not be adequate or appropriate for the ‘workforce of the future’. But, until recently, such a workforce has…

14 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Breaking the myths and misconceptions of dementia

"My advice to others is to never give up, to utilise as much support as possible without allowing it to erode your self-worth, to reclaim your pre-diagnosis life, and finally, ignore those who seek to minimise you or your disabilities." - Kate Swaffer On Living with Dementia and the Pursuit of Reclaiming One’s Life When…

19 Jun 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Dementia ‘is not a future issue, it is a present reality’

We had the pleasure of having The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, weather the cyclonic conditions in Queensland, to address last week's National Dementia Congress. As the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Shadow Minister for Ageing, he gave an enlightening speech about the current state of dementia in Australia and the government and opposition's initiatives…

4 Mar 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Are Australia’s nursing graduates under threat?

Nurses play a vital role in any country's healthcare system, and ensuring there is a steady pipeline of local talent is essential. However, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the ease of access to 457 visas is pushing many home-grown nurses out of the picture. ACTU President Ged Kearney recently revealed that…

27 May 2014, by Informa Insights