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  • Understanding the importance of your child’s middle years

    Lisa Mundy     |      February 16, 2019

    Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – can be transformative but we need to do more to understand these changes to help our children adjust.

  • Six things we learned from Davos

    Colin Chapman     |      February 16, 2019

    From Prince William and Sir David Attenborough’s chat on habitat loss to a pep talk from Alibaba’s Jack Ma, AIIA Fellow Colin Chapman outlines some of the highlights from the 2019 World Economic Forum.

  • “Alle Shalle Be Wele”

    Veronica Mary Rolf     |      February 16, 2019

    Julian of Norwich was born in the 14th century, into a world ravaged by pestilence, poverty and war, but the lessons taught by the life and works of this medieval English recluse may still have some meaning for people today.

  • A fresh approach to the transformation of the financial services sector

    Jeffrey Tobias     |      February 15, 2019

    The report on Australia’s troubled financial institutions only scratches the surface of the problems they face. True business transformation requires a cultural shift to serve customers with respect, empathy and passion, but it’s the only way for companies to survive in an ever more competitve world.

  • America’s opioid epidemic is starting to hit Australia’s shores

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2019

    The stereotype of a typical drug addict is out of date. Rather than a destitute urban heroin addict, today’s drug users tend to be mainstream, suburban and regional and are dependent on pharmaceutical opioids such as OxyContin.

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Wrong

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2019

    It’s no yolk, there’s nothing special about breakfast. Indeed, a new study shows that, contrary to popular belief, eating or skipping breakfast has little influence on people’s weight.

  • What summer festivals can teach us about people

    Martin Bortz     |      February 14, 2019

    Transformative festivals like Australia’s Rainbow Serpent are a global phenomena, and research on these grand social experiments is yielding insights into human organisation and cooperation.

  • Saving Shark Bay

    Ana Martins Sequeira     |      February 14, 2019

    Safeguarding Shark Bay from the effects of climate change requires a coordinated research and management effort from government, local industry, academic institutions, not-for-profits and local Indigenous groups – before any irreversible ecosystem tipping points are reached.

  • Australian can help women oppose violent extremism

    Louise Allen     |      February 14, 2019

    Australian aid funding and other efforts overseas can help women curb the threat of violent Islamic extremism in hot spots around the world.

  • Scotdesco steps up to combat climate change

    Gabriel Haros     |      February 13, 2019

    A national climate action summit to highlight the work of the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community in a successful soil carbon project at Bookabie should attract the support of the nation’s politicians and help revitalise the climate change debate.

  • Having a hobby can help you at work

    Open Forum     |      February 13, 2019

    Employees who enjoy sporting, learning and volunteering activities outside work are more likely to get a better night’s sleep and be more proactive in their job, according to Curtin University researchers.

  • How safe is our data from the long arm of the law?

    Vanessa Teague     |      February 13, 2019

    New legislation which aims to expose the communications of serious criminals might undermine the security of Australian citizens in the name of protecting it.