• Sporting Spirit

    Lynne Hughes     |      June 12, 2012

    Australia has a long proud history of sporting achievement and involvement. What is it about sport that has seen it become an integral part of our lifestyle, the way we think about ourselves?

  • Cost of Red Tape: Online Consultation

    editor     |      May 15, 2012

    Australian businesses would benefit from the reduction of unnecessary regulation and red tape. It is seen as a significant strain on our national productivity and a significant barrier to job and wealth creation.

  • A Sustainable Future

    editor     |      April 30, 2012

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    Not-For-Profit: A changing sector

    editor     |      April 2, 2012

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    Employment in Australia

    editor     |      February 29, 2012

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    Strata Laws: Online Consultation – CLOSED

    editor     |      December 15, 2011

    Strata Laws online consultation logoWe would like to thank everyone who participated in the online consultation on Strata Law reform. We had an amazing response and your comments have been included in a report which was presented to the NSW Government in May 2012. While you are no longer able to comment on the consultation questions, we invite you to read the submissions which will remain on the site as a record. If you would like to receive updates on Strata Reform, please contact us at strata@openforum.com.au. Thanks again for your support.

  • Social Media and You

    editor     |      November 30, 2011

    Social Media & You featured forumEver notice how when your friends go on holiday to "get away from it all", they still find time to post photos of themselves on Facebook, lying on a beach or drinking a cocktail, just to show you they are having a good time? Perhaps it’s no surprise that social media has become an integral part of the holiday season, as it has so many other facets of our lives, as both holidays and social media are all about sharing experiences, building memories and making friends. 

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    Progress in Society

    editor     |      November 1, 2011

    Progress in Society teaserIs life in Australia getting better? Of course that depends on who you ask, but in Australia most indicators show that while our gross domestic product (GDP) rises, our sense of satisfaction in our lives declines.

    By most measures Australia is a very fortunate country. After all, we are being told we have avoided the worst of the global financial crisis, we have beautiful beaches, stable government, and a high standard of living.

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    Your vision for the future

    editor     |      October 3, 2011

    Your vision for the future logoWhat will life in the future be like? If we don’t have a hand in shaping the future, we might end up well behind the rest of the world.

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    Australian population in focus

    editor     |      September 1, 2011

    Australian Population in focusAustralia’s growing and ageing population has risen to the top of the national debate, with concerns over skill shortages balanced against concerns regarding the continent’s environmental carrying capacity in the face of global warming and other challenges. Current considerations regarding housing and transport, hospitals and aged care facilities, food production and employment must increasingly be led by an overarching population policy.

    To celebrate Global Access Partners’ National Economic Review 2011: Australia’s Annual Growth Summit, this month we are highlighting housing, transport, health, immigration, employment and other key issues surrounding population in Australia.

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    Cloud Computing

    editor     |      August 1, 2011

    Cloud Computing topic of the month Following Global Access Partners’ successful workshop on Cloud Computing, we are putting the Cloud under the microscope.

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    National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011: Tips for SMEs

    editor     |      May 29, 2011

    CyberSecurity Week logoIn support of National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011, Open Forum will be featuring tips for staying safe online from Cyber Security experts. 

    National Cyber Security Awareness Week is an initiative of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy who have developed the follwoing 8 top tips for protecting yourself, your business and your family online: 

    1. Install and renew your security software and set it to scan regularly.