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HEALTH & WELLBEING

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

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

For a better food future

Fair Food Week 2014

Fair Food Week 2014 from 10-19 October is celebrating fresh, local, community-driven food enterprises, farmers, community gardeners and eating. There are 85 Fair Food events in every state of Australia during the week.

What happened to our retirement?

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Australians born after 1965 will have to work until they are 70 years old. Nicole Orr says we need a greater understanding of the secondary effects this will have on the individual, the economy and the communities of Australia.