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Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to … Continue reading Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

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Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service - Download the ebook!

Growth in digital innovations has created a range of opportunities for enhanced customer service delivery. However, government agencies continue to grapple with effectively managing customer service channels while continuing to gather and analyse meaningful customer data. In addition, as the front facing component of the public sector evolves, it is important to bring internal stakeholders … Continue reading Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service – Download the ebook!

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Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

Claremont College is a thriving co-educational primary school, renowned across Sydney as a school that achieves excellence in all aspects of its operation. Claremont College is an inclusive school where students with a wide range of abilities and special needs are catered for through a fully integrated approach to learning within a co-teaching model. Claremont … Continue reading Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

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Data.gov.au to become a 'world-leading example of public open data'

The data.gov.au platform is set to become a “world-leading example of public open data infrastructure” under new plans by the Data Infrastructure Engagement (DIGE) team and Data61 (CSIRO’s digital research network). Data61 was tasked with employing “data analytics to connect disparate government datasets and publicly release them on open data platforms” as part of the … Continue reading Data.gov.au to become a ‘world-leading example of public open data’

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Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

“For too long, schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.” Teachers make generations of difference – impacting the children we teach today, their children and their children. Having a great education creates great opportunity, and opportunities for future generations. The environment where that learning takes place is vital. If our … Continue reading Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

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Sep 18

Public Sector Gender quotas being Addressed by the Citizens’ Jury

Author:Ash Natesh

The glass ceiling is still prevalent in the public sector. But as years go by, the ceiling is starting to crack. Women in Australia now comprise of 48% of executives in the Victorian public service, it has gone up a substantial 10% from a decade ago. The numbers rose four points in the last seven … Continue reading Public Sector Gender quotas being Addressed by the Citizens’ Jury

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Sep 18

How can you hack your learning space on a budget?

Author:Ash Natesh

The basic elements of an active learning classroom are conventional, there is no one-size-fits all. All school designs are really based on the alumni of the school. To a large extent the brand or the voice of the school plays a key role in spatial design. To achieve the custom fit your school needs, the … Continue reading How can you hack your learning space on a budget?

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Sep 18

Understanding Risk Management in the Public Sector

Author:Ash Natesh

Risk management is at the forefront of corporate governance in public sector organisations. The structures, processes, corporate values, culture and behaviour are all paradigms of a business that need continual risk assessment. It is important for a government organisation to find the perfect fit for managing risk. A typical risk management process in a public … Continue reading Understanding Risk Management in the Public Sector

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Sep 18

Are the Low-Value procedures worth your hospital’s reputation?

Author:Ash Natesh

Clinical Procedures likely to have little to no benefit are still being performed in Australian hospitals. Not only wasting resources like bed days that could be freed up for more needy patients; But also taxpayers dollars in the million. A landmark study led by professor Adam Elshaug of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at … Continue reading Are the Low-Value procedures worth your hospital’s reputation?

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Sep 18

Can Australia keep up with its infrastructure needs?

Author:Ash Natesh

A major failure in infrastructure has cost Italy a lot of damages in Genoa’s Morandi Bridge collapse case, which is reported to be the 10th bridge collapse in Italy. Australia is headed the same way with ageing Australian bridges facing little to no infrastructure control. “More ‘end-of-life failures’ such as that in Genoa could happen … Continue reading Can Australia keep up with its infrastructure needs?

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Sep 18

Finance Transformation in Government 2018

Author:Ash Natesh

In February 2018 we hosted the Finance Transformation in Government conference in Canberra. It attracted Chief Financial Officers and Senior Finance professionals from across the APS. The Speaker line-up included CFO’s from, the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, NSW Department of Industry, the ATO and ACT Health to mention a few. Steven Groves, the … Continue reading Finance Transformation in Government 2018

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Sep 18

Moving towards better health outcomes for Veterans

Author:Tim Tran

In a bid to achieve better health and social outcomes for Australian veterans, Labor has announced its dedication to introduce compulsory reporting on these matters to ensure effective policy and practices are in place. Following our British counterpart which assures their soldiers “fair treatment, to be valued and respected as individuals, and that they (and … Continue reading Moving towards better health outcomes for Veterans

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Sep 18

Customer Centricity: A key issue in the energy markets

Author:Ash Natesh

“I think customers in the energy sector have largely been left behind while other sectors have moved on,”  Melissa Reynolds told the Financial Review. Melissa Reynolds has over 30 years experience in product, marketing, brand, sales and service in consumer and business markets. This includes leading large scale customers and digital change in the financial … Continue reading Customer Centricity: A key issue in the energy markets