06
Aug 18

Futureproofing Australia’s workforce with STEM

Author:Ash Natesh

STEM is often mistaken for coding and technology. But STEM in itself is a way of thinking, it is teaching children problem solving skills, it is more about encouraging children to create something and solve problems along the creation process. With the changing job environment and the prerequisites for the changing workforce, job titles are … Continue reading Futureproofing Australia’s workforce with STEM

22
Mar 18

Road engineering techniques to become a sustainable living city

In this short article Peter Levett of the City of Salisbury details the modern engineering techniques that his team and council are investigating and implementing as the work towards creating a sustainable living city. A sustainable city doesn’t just mean recycling or reusing waste materials, instead it means investigating and adopting best practice and innovation. … Continue reading Road engineering techniques to become a sustainable living city

11
Oct 17

7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights that little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now. Here’s a summary of the key findings from the report. Women in OECD countries leave school with better … Continue reading 7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

14
Sep 17

Great moments in gender pay gap denial

Equal Pay Day is a big day for raising awareness of the gender pay gap: its size, its impact, its causes and most importantly, what to do about it. It’s also a big day for gender pay gap deniers – a small but determined group, affronted that we continue to peddle such ‘rubbish’. Equal Pay Day … Continue reading Great moments in gender pay gap denial

30
Aug 17

The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute

A joint mental health report produced by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute has made a series of recommendations that should be adopted if Australia is to make any headway in tackling this crisis. In this blog, I have highlighted the top three recommendations from this report, which should prove invaluable in efforts to tackle … Continue reading The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute

28
Aug 17

Inspiring Words from Personal Aide to Nelson Mandela – Zelda La Grange

Nelson Mandela changed the world. As one of the most revolutionary figures in history, and an individual synonymous with changing the world we live in, his story and legacy live on and continue to inspire us all. The person by his side for 19 years of his extraordinary life, Zelda La Grange, will be joining … Continue reading Inspiring Words from Personal Aide to Nelson Mandela – Zelda La Grange

25
Aug 17

Top Tips & Lessons learnt from the Public Sector PMO conference

At the end of July, senior PMO representatives from across the Australian public sector came together for two days in Sydney for the 2nd PMO Leadership conference. There was a real sense of collegiality and networking in the room as delegates shared their challenges, learnt from past mistakes and celebrated each others’ successes. Despite the … Continue reading Top Tips & Lessons learnt from the Public Sector PMO conference

23
Aug 17

Economic evaluations of healthcare services and their contributions to health policy decisions

Economic evaluation provides information that helps health providers spend wisely. It provides health providers with the knowledge they need to weigh up different options, all designed to achieve the same result – looking at their relative costs andbenefits. Cost-effectiveness analyses are mandatory in Australia when applications for listing new medicines or services request government subsidy through the PBS or MBS. Australia was the … Continue reading Economic evaluations of healthcare services and their contributions to health policy decisions