People & Community

Workplace gender equality: where both women and men put their hands up for opportunities

I recently completed a secondment to the Office for Women, part of the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. The Office for Women works across Government to deliver policies and programs…

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Don’t dread your performance review, it should be a positive experience

It’s late June, and the time of year when hundreds of performance management review conversations are occurring across Australia. Many relish in these one-on-one conversations. They help them develop and…

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Time management: what having children has taught me

I recently became a second time dad and overnight, time management became even more important. While my kids teach me a lot of things, one of the most vital additions…

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ASX companies fall short in gender diversity and risk reporting

Last week, the ASX launched two major reports written by KPMG – one of them received extensive media coverage, while the other was largely overshadowed.

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Hot Cross Buns lose their a-peel

Am I the only person who finds it harder to buy hot cross buns every year? It’s not because they’re hard to find – indeed, they’re everywhere, and available all…

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Women in the workforce: Australia’s great productivity booster

The Federal Government’s 2015 Intergenerational Report predicted that women have the power to boost Australia’s productivity by $25 billion if just another 4 percent of women worked or returned to…

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Gay and Lesbian inclusion: It’s time we gave it a sporting chance

This weekend, Sydney will faire la fête with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, an event that began in 1978 when more than 500 people assembled at Taylor Square for a…

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Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body: we know it’s good for us, but…

“We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too.” Kristin Martz Reading is to the mind as exercise and healthy food is to the body: we know…

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On Valentine’s Day, my heart will go on

You could be forgiven for thinking (especially if you’re a heart broken sceptic) that Valentines’ Day is purely a marketing activity.

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Ditch the colouring book

If you have been in a bookstore lately (physical or virtual) you will have seen the adult colouring book phenomenon.

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Fitness fads to professional nirvana: how everything matters, even Camp Kale

  You know that person who works at their sport – running or lifting or swimming or rowing – with single minded focus day after day, month after month, for…

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The heat before Christmas

Juan-Carlo Tomas is tired of trying to convince his traditional, meat-and-three-veg migrant parents that they don’t need to fire up the oven again this Christmas.

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An innovative Australia? It will need a visionary workforce shift

How do we generate an innovative and entrepreneurial Australia over the next decade? Why, with the right people, a focus on their productivity and leaders who encourage a diversity of…

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