Government & Public Sector

COVID-19 sparks significant change in the way Australia makes law

Few areas of Australian society have been spared the effects of COVID-19. Changes to our economy, social interactions, places of work and education are apparent and, at times, unmistakeable. However,…

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Affordable living is more than just cheaper housing.

Australia’s economy has been hit hard, sliding into its first recession in three decades. But our households – especially the most vulnerable, those in the first two income quintiles – have been hit the hardest.

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Increasing childcare affordability would boost economy and society

Australia needs a rebound in economic activity, and productivity gains to bring us out of the recession and a major impediment to driving our economy is unequal gender workforce participation.

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Backlogs and Waiting Times: How can Australia reboot elective surgery and increase capacity in a COVID-19 world?

Elective surgery backlog management is a key priority for all health systems as they enter the recovery phase from COVID-19.

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Closing the education divide, digitally

What may have happened during the disruption to schooling is that the Education Divide has crashed into the Digital Divide, producing complex and contradictory results.

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Mental health has never been more central to the national conversation than it is in 2020

Mental ill health has no boundaries; both a poignant and challenging issue across all age groups.

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What Happens Next? with Bernard Salt: The new reality for education

Bernard Salt speaks to rising star high school educator Yasodai Selvakumaran from Rooty Hill High School to hear how COVID-19 has changed the way students and teachers work together.

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Making the boat go faster: focus on what we have in common – negotiation, compromise and cooperation

United and focused – as employers, employees and governments have been since commencement of this crisis. Arguably, we’ve seen decades of reform in a matter of weeks.

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Unpopular solutions in education

Tertiary education in Australia has some popular problems, which we have admired for years: at least enough for an EP (that’s an extended play vinyl record). No labels have signed up for unpopular solutions in the last three decades, however. A hard rain is starting to fall.

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Australia’s COVID-19 performance: Good luck, good management or a combination of both?

One reason for Australia’s effective performance can be traced to our health system capability and preparedness, where we rank in the top 10 percent of all countries.

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Is the current crisis a watershed moment for education?

A choice is coming, whether to revert back to old ways when the crisis is over or use this as a watershed moment for transformative change in higher education.

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From customer-centricity to citizen-centricity for human services providers

Customers want to spend minimal time and effort to get what they want, and they expect authenticity, directness, and personalised service.

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The WHO 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife, what does it mean for Australia?

In Australia, there are more than 398,596 nurses and midwives (General and Non-practising), which is 56.7 percent of all registered health practitioners.

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