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‘Curate More, Create Less’ – Implementing a Public Sector Digital Marketing Strategy

Andrés López-Varela is a marketing consultant with a wealth of experience. We spoke to him on the importance of a digital marketing strategy and the unique challenges faced by the public sector when implementing one. Here are his thoughts: How important is content in a public sector digital marketing strategy? I think content is one … Continue reading ‘Curate More, Create Less’ – Implementing a Public Sector Digital Marketing Strategy

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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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Jul 19

Universities face cyber security deficit

Universities are facing increasing pressure with growing student numbers, undertaking digital transformation and protecting sensitive information.  An attack on the Australian National University last month compromised the details of approximately 200,000 people. The unauthorised access dates back 9 years but was only detected in June this year.  ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt said there was unauthorised … Continue reading Universities face cyber security deficit

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Jul 19

International airports suffer massive security breaches

A 13 year old boy slipped through security and board a British Airways flight at Heathrow Airport this week.  The teen, believed to be Dutch, was only noticed when cabin crew asked for his boarding pass. The flight was delayed for over four hours, and other passengers had to undergo a second security check.  The incident … Continue reading International airports suffer massive security breaches

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Jul 19

Gender equality mandated in Victoria

While all Australian states are moving towards gender equality, perhaps none have demonstrated a higher level of commitment than Victoria. It was the last state to give women the vote in 1908, and took until 1923 to let women run for Parliament, the state has embedded gender equity in governmental policy and legislation. The launch … Continue reading Gender equality mandated in Victoria

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Jul 19

Speaking to be heard: Communicating with influence

Most organisations have a leader or two who ‘pull rank’ and issue commands. “Have this on my desk by 5”, “We’re doing it this way now because I said so,” “This is your responsibility now.” They lack empathy, relatability and compassion. How do you and your colleagues perceive these leaders?  Effective communication is paramount to … Continue reading Speaking to be heard: Communicating with influence

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Jul 19

This is the best country to be a woman 

On October 24, 1974, the women of Iceland made a stand. They didn’t show up for work, nor did they cook, clean or look after their children.  Men took their children to work, armed with pencils and colouring books to keep them occupied. They could be heard playing in the background of the radio and … Continue reading This is the best country to be a woman 

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Jul 19

Driving student engagement in STEM through industry partnerships

Australia is producing less STEM graduates now than it was 10 years ago. The findings, published in Business Insider Australia, revealed the growing challenge for Australian companies to find staff with suitable skills. While 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM related skills, the proportion of Australian graduates with qualifications in science, technology, engineering … Continue reading Driving student engagement in STEM through industry partnerships

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Jul 19

Demonstrating Standard 5 compliance in end of life care

The 2nd edition of the NSQHS came into effect at the start of this year, addressing the gaps identified in the first edition including mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Standard 5, focusing around complying with and demonstrating compliance to Comprehensive Care, is thus far … Continue reading Demonstrating Standard 5 compliance in end of life care

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Jul 19

Top 3 technologies for investigations and enforcement professionals

Effective compliance within a well-established framework of rules and regulations is pivotal to ensuring a well-functioning society. Compliance holds direct correlation with citizen trust in government, while inefficient regulation can impede productivity, investment and innovation.  Regulation is critical from social perspectives, including safeguarding health and safety and protecting the environment, it is also the foundation … Continue reading Top 3 technologies for investigations and enforcement professionals