Government & Public Sector

Victorian Budget: a good mix of short, medium and even longer-term fiscal stimulus measures

The Budget suggests the Victorian economy will be severely hit this financial year due to impacts associated with the coronavirus lockdowns.

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Victorian Budget: investing further in lifting the economy out of recession

The 2020-21 Victorian Budget sees the government investing further in lifting the economy out of recession.

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NSW Budget: strong focus on job creation and the prospect of some major tax reform

There are some sobering figures here, but there is also much to be positive about.

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Customer crisis puts us at the crossroads

Universities around the world are handling the age of the customer in very different ways.

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Australian space takes its place on the world stage

Recurrent themes were connectedness, cooperation and sustainability – truly unifying themes for a world sometimes better understood in terms of its divisions. 

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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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