• Economy Politics and Policy

    Too often our leaders wait and wait


    Victor Perton |  July 27, 2017


    “Credibility is a precious commodity. A stock of it is created by persistently offering simple, clear advice that recognises a policy shift is on, and explains why – and where the national interest lies.” Chairman of Australia’s Productivity Commission Peter Harris said in a challenging speech entitled Productivity and Policy Challenges in an Environment of Pervasive Uncertainty delivered at the Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 20 July 2017 in Melbourne.


  • Economy Health Society

    Engaging large employers in return-to-work strategies


    Catherine Fritz-Kalish |  July 25, 2017


    The Second Roundtable in the GAP Recovery at Work series focused on strategies to encourage recovery at work after soft tissue injuries and how to ‘Engage Large Employers in Best Practice’. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Managing Director of Global Access Partners, releases the 2017 Roundtable findings through Open Forum.


  • Culture Science and Technology

    Medium sized businesses weak link in National Cyber Defence


    Aiden Tudehope |  July 21, 2017


    The leadership of medium sized businesses and government agencies is falling dangerously short in understanding and managing cyber security, potentially creating risks across the economy and society. Managing Director of Macquarie Government & Hosting Group, Aiden Tudehope discusses the 2016 research by the Macquarie Telecom Group.


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  • Health funding – how do we pay for health care?

    Ian McAuley     |      June 26, 2017

    Government policies on health care are strongly focussed on short-term fiscal costs, achieved by incremental tweaks to existing programs. It’s fifty years, however, since there has been a wide inquiry into how we fund health care. We need to be considering some basic questions about how we pay for health care, writes Ian McAuley.

  • Looming China?

    Allan Patience     |      June 22, 2017

    Australian foreign policy is now at a crossroads. Some would have us turn left to Beijing, to accommodate the fact that China is our most lucrative resources export market. Others would have us turn right to Washington, to re-embrace the American alliance as if our security, our national identity, our very future depend on it. Allan Patience, Principal Fellow in Political Science at the University of Melbourne, discusses.

  • Not just an IT issue – why cybersecurity should be on the board agenda

    Annelies Moens     |      June 20, 2017

    In the digital age, every organisation – be it private sector, public sector or not-for-profit – is a ‘data business’. Annelies Moens of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd, discusses why directors need to engage on cyber security.