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HEALTH & WELLBEING

The impact of population ageing and immigration on the Australian housing market

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Australia has an accelerating ageing population, but fortunately we have strong inflows of young and skilled migrants. George Kudrna explains what this means for house prices.

ASDetect: an award-winning smartphone app for early detection of autism

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ASDetect - The inside story was featured on Open Forum in March 2016. The article described the research that underpinned the app, the vision of the academic team behind it and the spirit of generosity that made it happen. The app has gone on to win multiple awards including being named as a Google Impact Challenge Australia 2016 finalist.

Should we cancel Christmas?

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At such a busy time of year should we be worrying about the Christmas stress? Dr Jenny Brockis shares her thoughts.

It’s busy out there.

Everywhere you go there are hives of busy activity. We are busy at work, at home, in every nook and dusty corner of our lives. We are completely dominated by busyness – constantly striving to do more, finish off the last and start the next activity.

It’s relentless and exhausting.

Activating health through community enterprise

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What determines healthy ageing and how can we improve the lives of Australia's growing number of people who, willingly or unwillingly, have left working life? Russ Grayson kicks off our Productive Ageing forum with some ideas on how to invest in individual and community self-help.

NSW Out of Home Care Reform – A game changer?

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New South Wales Premier Mike Baird has revealed a sweeping overhaul of the state's child protection system. Dr Kirsty Nowlan from the Benevolent Society wants to see that the policy delivers the protection all children should receive as their birth right.

Nature as medicine

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A lot of junior doctors and medical students are experiencing work-life imbalance and poor mental health. Beau Frigault says taking time to regroup and reconnect with our natural environment is crucial.

Orange the world

United NationsFrom 25 November to 10 December 2016, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence aim to raise public awareness to bring about change. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world.”

Improving Australia’s public health procurement

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A new report from Global Access Partners says there is significant scope for improvements and savings in Australia’s public health procurement; a more rational tendering process is required. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GAP, explains why these improvements haven’t occurred in the past.

Increasing efficiency and value in government purchasing

GAP Taskforce report on Government Health ProcurementThe GAP Taskforce report on Government Health Procurement has been released. It reveals the significant scope for improvements and savings in Australia’s public health procurement.

 

Learn the golden rules of recycling

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While 91% of us agree recycling is a good thing to do, Ryan Collins from Planet Ark explains that kerbside confusion is still holding us back from being expert recyclers. For National Recycling Week he shares the golden rules of recycling.