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HEALTH & WELLBEING

New society to challenge public policy decision-making norms

Andrew Thornton's picture

The Society for Progress and Wellbeing is a movement where progress and wellbeing considerations will be just as important as financial considerations in decision making. Its Director Andrew Thornton says the Society wants to inspire like-minded people to champion this concepts.

Managing for change - how to make your future brighter, today

Peter Fritz's picture

The world around us is constantly changing. Peter Fritz and Brad Howarth have written a book that aims to teach you how to constantly assess the future and develop skills in predicting and managing the forces of change.

Party for a cure with your pet

Carole Renouf's picture

This month, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is raising funds again. The Foundation’s CEO, Carole Renouf, says her dog Nala is playing a central role in the fundraising efforts.

Work and the art of belonging

Leah Sparkes's picture

Belonging brings feelings of inclusion and safety and is a predictor of mental health. Executive coach Leah Sparkes says it is important to create a sense belonging and connection at work.

Conditions for children in immigration detention don’t improve

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The treatment of children in detention centres has been a political topic of debate for some time. Lauren Odgers says the Government needs to prioritise the physical and emotional wellbeing of children over finances and petition for votes.

On fair food and ‘sustainable intensification’

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It is Fair Food Week, celebrating local farming and food enterprises. Ethical pig farmer and writer Tammi Jonas says to feed Australian farmers and families, we need to produce less for more, not more for less.

Party for a cure

Pink ribbon breakfast 2014

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is an annual, nationwide fundraising initiative of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. October is international breast cancer awareness month.

Empathy – superhero power or essential for engagement and performance in today's workplace?

Leah Sparkes's picture

At its essence empathy is our ability to connect with and understand others. Executive coach Leah Sparkes argues that putting yourself into other people’s shoes is good for business and for employees.

Educating for consumer engagement in health care

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Professor Peter Brooks AM is Professorial Fellow of the Centre for Health Policy School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. At the recent Global Access Partners Summit on Education he addressed some of the major challenges for our health system.

Better educational outcomes: Start early

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In recent years there has been a welcome national debate about how we can improve educational outcomes for Australian children. At the recent Global Access Partners Summit on Education Professor Frank Oberklaid said that learning is as a continuum from birth, and policy and services should reflect this.