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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

Six principles to advance behavioural economics in government

Author:Tim Tran

It’s one thing to understand the theory behind behavioural insights, but knowing how to design a behavioural intervention and then test and apply that intervention in a meaningful way to a specific policy problem is where more advanced knowledge and practice is still developing. Behavioural insights is being broadly applied across government but the skill … Continue reading Six principles to advance behavioural economics in government

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Oct 18

One on One with Benjamin Jardine from Silver Chain

Author:Ash Natesh

In a time of uncertainty and change for the aged care sector, we spoke with Benjamin to understand how a leading provider like Silver Chain is developing strategies to ensure a sustainable and vibrant future. Benjamin is an experienced business development leader and strategist with over 15 years of experience in the health, aged care, disability … Continue reading One on One with Benjamin Jardine from Silver Chain

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Oct 18

The outcome of 3 years of research and application of CDC in Residential Care:

In early 2018, a report on these trials and how CDC could be introduced into residential care was commissioned by the Minister of Aged Care, the Honourable Ken Wyatt, and the Department of Health. The report has been approved to be shared with the industry and will be released for discussion at the conference on … Continue reading The outcome of 3 years of research and application of CDC in Residential Care:

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Oct 18

Are there enough women representatives in the Australian federal parliament?

Author:Ash Natesh

The Liberal Party has been facing a serious ‘woman problem’. The lack of women representation has dropped since 1996, with women making up just 22 percent of Liberals in federal parliament and for Labor, it is 45 percent. The lower representation of women in the Liberal Party is dragging down the International image of Australia. … Continue reading Are there enough women representatives in the Australian federal parliament?

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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