Government & Public Sector

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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UK elections, global lessons

The UK election is on today and the overhanging issue of Brexit is making this battle between Conservative Tories and the Labour Party enthralling viewing.

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Watch this space: The International Astronautical Congress wrap – Washington DC, 2019

Australia is perfectly positioned on the global stage following the congress with key initiatives to capitalise on the industry growth.

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We need more kindness – recognising World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day. A day to stop and consider better ways of building empathy, understanding and appreciation of each other. It’s a focus on the positive impact that…

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Remembrance Day’s hidden value

Remembrance Day reminds me that refocusing on what we collectively and deeply value feeds respect and cohesion, regardless of our past carelessness or present day differences.

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What do we want aged care to be? Innovative is a good place to begin

The demand on and for aged care services is going to be enormous and the industry is going to have to prepare by becoming more innovative.

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Defence Industry’s Workforce Vicious Circle

Structural problems in the defence sector have made it hard for firms to recruit workers – this needs to change.

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G7 Biarritz: What did we learn?

The G7, made up of leaders from France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, Canada and the US, like many other global governance institutions, is not and has never been perfect.

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