16
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

15
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

10
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

10
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

05
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

04
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

03
Oct 18

Transforming to a Digital Workplace

Author:Ash Natesh

Digital workplaces are the future for governments, they help to increase workplace productivity, support better decision making and support digital service delivery. The importance of the digital workplace environment was set out in the Victorian Government Information Technology Strategy 2016-2020 (IT strategy). The Strategy states that a good government is to move away from manual … Continue reading Transforming to a Digital Workplace

03
Oct 18

ACCC’s Recommendations to Improve Electricity Pricing

Author:Ash Natesh

The ACCC released a final report in July 2018 that outlined the prospects to improve electricity pricing and affordability for Australian consumers and businesses. The inquiry which commenced in March 2017 identified the root cause of high electricity prices across the electricity supply chain, and has now made 56 recommendations pin-pointing ways to fix the … Continue reading ACCC’s Recommendations to Improve Electricity Pricing