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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Australia needs a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities

Cheryl McDonnell's picture

We, as a nation, must review our attitudes and actions that enable and reinforce the abuse, neglect and violence against disabled people. Cheryl McDonnell says we need the power of a Royal Commission to review what has happened in the past, how it happened, and to understand what must be done to ensure the end of the abuse.

Energy intake, health outcomes, and expenditure

Terenzio Gaetan's picture

According to the OECD, two in three Australian adults are either overweight or obese. Terenzio Gaetan asks you to take part in a study that looks at how food consumption, physical activity and compensatory beliefs are intertwined within our minds.

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.

Australian business is embracing the Sustainable Development Goals

Leeora Black's picture

What are the most important Sustainable Development Goals for Australian and New Zealand organisations and how can they take action to achieve them? Dr Leeora Black, Managing Director of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR), has the details of one of the largest ongoing studies on CSR in the world.

The importance of purpose

Stephanie Byrne's picture

We all have a fundamental need for community and purpose. Stephanie Byrne says when young people are connected to networks in the community and engage with a wider sense of belonging and achievement, they become more resilient and can begin to flourish.

Have a night in, get the word out

White Ribbon Australia logoFriday 29 July 2016 is White Ribbon Night. The event raises funds to help stop violence against women. Communities across Australia are asked to have a night in to get the word out.

Is the “good food” movement morally superior and elitist?

Russ Grayson's picture

Information overload and conflicting information around food leaves many people confused. Russ Grayson says food choices and claims about them can create social divisions.

Putting people at the centre of the workers insurance system for successful return to work

Caroline Howe's picture

Most people who were injured are keen to return to work in a reasonable timeframe, but some have more complex needs and require a different model of care. Dr Caroline Howe says it’s crucial that the workers compensation system actively involves the injured worker and operates from a real place of care.

Camping, disruption and the importance of career longevity

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Being engaged in a career that inspires you and provides mental challenge is as important to health and vitality as exercise and a good diet. Leah Sparkes says the good news is that it’s never too late to start.

What makes a good life?

Mihaela Zaharia's picture

What exactly determines wellbeing? Does it change with age? Mihaela Zaharia wants your participation to find out why some people thrive and others don’t.