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What’s wrong with profit margins of Australia’s private VET providers?

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The private vocational education sector appears to sustain extraordinary profit margins of around 30 percent. CEO of Community Colleges Australia Dr Don Perlgut says it’s time to consider another way forward.

Australia's ageing workforce

2nd Annual National Ageing Workforce Forum 2016The second Annual National Ageing Workforce Forum takes place from 30 August to 1 September 2016 in Sydney. The focus will be on how to gain strategic advantage through older workers.

 

Globalisation and the curse of guilt by association

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There’s a growing public rejection of globalisation and economic openness, and we ignore it at our peril, says Ian McAuley.

Australia’s innovation future and how to harness it

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How can we harness innovation at every level and carve out a competitive position globally? Charles Nightingale from the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce explains how we can learn from Israel’s example and build a strong innovative culture here in Australia.

What we really need from innovation in Australia

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We live in a society dependent on innovation, in which hardly anyone knows anything about innovation. Ron Johnston, Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Innovation (ACIIC), says while it can mean many different things to different people, innovation is only ever a means to an end.

 

Peer learning with shoulders, not precincts

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To kick off our discussion forum ‘Spaces of Australian Innovation’, we hear from Pete Cooper, founder of The Start Society. He suggests a cheaper, more effective and more enduring way to make real innovation happen from the ground up.

Join The Big Conversation

Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) On 2 August 2016 Engineers Australia’s Sustainable Engineering Society and UTS are hosting ‘The Big Conversation' on the significant risks that climate change poses for our social, financial, and energy systems, making the case for emergency action.

A new way of thinking about work injuries – report released

Recovery at work strategic roundtableThe health benefits of work, early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees were the focus of a recent strategic stakeholder roundtable at NSW Parliament House. The final GAP report has now been released.

Millennial philanthropists stepping up to the plate for the arts

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How can we inspire a young generation of philanthropists to secure the future of Australian arts? Clare Ainsworth Herschell shares ten things she’s learnt as Next Generation Development Manager for the Art Gallery of NSW.

Startup Muster: Understanding the Australian startup ecosystem

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Did you ever wonder how your startup compares to others in terms of funding, team and plans? The CEO of Startup Muster, Monica Wulff, invites you to take part in the largest annual survey of Australian startups and its supporters.