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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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Oct 18

10 top risks for local government

Author:Ash Natesh

The biggest risk for the local government is health and safety, infrastructure and financial sustainability. According to a new analysis by Aon, it shows that many of the Australian councils are failing to adequately prepare for this risk. The report suggested that more than 50 percent of councils are not paying heed to the overarching … Continue reading 10 top risks for local government

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Oct 18

Trending News: Cyber Insurance

Author:Ash Natesh

Insurers say cyber insurance underwriting is profitable for now By PwC Insurance Journal Carriers say that cyber insurance is quite profitable for them at the moment, and a majority are also using reinsurance to manage their exposures, PwC found in a global survey of specialist writers. The consulting firm’s survey found that 80 percent of … Continue reading Trending News: Cyber Insurance

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Oct 18

Secret report exposes the failing out of home care system

Author:Ash Natesh

The independent review which was authored by David Tune was commissioned in November 2015 in response to the number of children in out-of-home care and futile past reforms. This report had prompted calls for the resignation of Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward. The report was handed to then Premier Mike Baird in 2016 … Continue reading Secret report exposes the failing out of home care system

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Oct 18

APRA’s supervision gets up close and personal

Author:Ash Natesh

The bulk of Australia’s biggest financial institutions have been forced by the prudential regulator to go through an in-depth review of their culture and governance before the royal commission ends next year. After coping heavy criticism over a lack of enforcement strategies in the financial sector, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has demanded Westpac, ANZ … Continue reading APRA’s supervision gets up close and personal

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Oct 18

A Review of the Current Energy Climate

Author:Tony Wood

Australian governments are under sustained pressure to deliver more affordable electricity. Almost to the apparent exclusion of reliability or reduced greenhouse gas emissions. A new federal minister in the shape of Angus Taylor has been appointed to deliver this outcome. Yet that appointment has been greeted with either a lowering of expectations or harsh criticism … Continue reading A Review of the Current Energy Climate

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Oct 18

New Look For Energy Made Easy

Talking meerkats, animated wizards and models with impossibly shiny teeth – there are awide range of price comparison websites available these days, and they are all desperate for us to use their tool. Energy Made Easy (EME) has been around since July 1 2012 and is, as the name suggests,easy to use: customers answer some … Continue reading New Look For Energy Made Easy

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Oct 18

Takeaway’s From the NSQHS Part 2

Author:Ash Natesh

What our delegates gained from attending the conference? • Ideas to strengthen clinical governance and quality assurance structures• Strategies on how to build a culture of continuous quality improvement across yourhealth organisation• Case studies from leading hospitals on partnering with consumers• In-depth look at how to tackle comprehensive care• Advice from expert auditors on how … Continue reading Takeaway’s From the NSQHS Part 2

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Oct 18

Current Cyber Climate

Author:Ash Natesh

Are companies ready for cyber incidents? Most companies are much better prepared for hurricanes and earthquakes than any cyber attack. According to figures from AIG, only about 55% of Fortune 500 companies have cybersecurity insurance. For the majority of enterprises, the figures are even lower: just 35% of small to medium-sized businesses are insured against … Continue reading Current Cyber Climate