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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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Brave decisions required to address affordability of private health cover

Private Health Insurance is integral to the success of Australia’s health system. More than 13 million Australians have some form of private health insurance. Recent research shows that 80 per cent of health fund members value their PHI because it gives them security, confidence they can access medical treatment when and where they need it. … Continue reading Brave decisions required to address affordability of private health cover

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Dec 16

“Like having 150 bombs going off at once”

The crisis known as ‘thunderstorm asthma’, which hit Melbourne’s metropolitan region on 21st November, caused the equivalent of a full day’s workload for emergency services in the space of just a few hours. Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital was forced to set up a secondary emergency admissions unit in their day procedures area, and some private … Continue reading “Like having 150 bombs going off at once”

05
Dec 16

All trick & no treat: Criterion’s Halloween fundraiser

Never passing up an opportunity to put a celebration to good cause, Criterion Conferences recently hosted a Halloween Fundraiser. As an organisation that works extensively in research and professional development in the healthcare sector, we thought it appropriate that our proceeds went towards supporting the work of Doctors Without Borders. Criterion Conferences’ Corporate Giving Committee … Continue reading All trick & no treat: Criterion’s Halloween fundraiser

05
Dec 16

6 presentations from the 2016 Driving Quality in Emergency Departments Conference

Emergency departments from across Australia are continuing to struggle to meet increased demand and alleviate hospital congestion. Hospitals must now look past NEAT and drive sustainable improvements to support quality, patient centred care. The 2016 national conference showcased how emergency departments can drive sustainable change to improve the delivery of emergency medicine within Australia’s hospitals. Did you miss out on … Continue reading 6 presentations from the 2016 Driving Quality in Emergency Departments Conference

05
Dec 16

Public Sector Workplace Innovation – Download the ebook!

As the Public Sector begins to understand the need for innovation, it’s important to note that innovation requires continual evolution. Culture and space affects an organisation’s performance, so it’s vital your environment caters for collaboration, engagement and creativity. This ebook compiles contributions from previous speakers at Criterion’s Public Sector Workplace Innovation conferences, including: Brad Krauskopf, CEO and … Continue reading Public Sector Workplace Innovation – Download the ebook!

02
Dec 16

A glimpse into Conference Production

After completing my undergraduate degree in Communication at UTS, I travelled for a few months and worked overseas. Upon my return to Sydney I was interested to take up a new challenge and jump into a role that allowed me to explore various industries. I fell onto the job title “Conference Producer” online and the … Continue reading A glimpse into Conference Production

02
Dec 16

Delegate highlights from the Improving STEM Education Conference 2016

Missed the recent Improving STEM Education Conference? Read our delegates’ highlights below and learn more about the next conference in this series.   Inspiration to take back the classroom “The Improving STEM Education Conference 2016 was motivational and inspirational and I highly recommend ALL educational leaders to attend! A stand out conference that catered all … Continue reading Delegate highlights from the Improving STEM Education Conference 2016

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Dec 16

Australian students ‘flatlining’ in STEM subjects

Australian students are falling further behind their international peers when it comes to performance in STEM subjects, according to new findings. The latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science study, a global report released every four years, revealed that while other countries continue to improve in this space, Australia’s results have flatlined. Overtaken by Kazakhstan, … Continue reading Australian students ‘flatlining’ in STEM subjects

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Dec 16

Campuses aren’t safe. Are universities doing enough?

Kalpana Jain, The Conversation In January 2015, a young woman was sexually assaulted while unconscious behind a dumpster on the campus of Stanford University. The victim was visiting campus to attend a fraternity party. The perpetrator, Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation. The lenient sentencing … Continue reading Campuses aren’t safe. Are universities doing enough?