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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Nurse education, the forgotten discipline

Vivienne Decleva's picture

Nurse education does not have the same level of recognition as other disciplines. Dr Vivienne Decleva wishes the nursing profession would recognise this specialised field more formally.

2015 – Australia’s year of food safety woe spurs Country of Origin Labelling & Food Recall App

Michael Sheridan's picture

2015 has left Australian consumers concerned about food safety, with scares about frozen mixed berries, fish poisoning and undeclared allergens in coconut milk causing headlines. Michael Sheridan has developed an app that provides up-to-date information about food recalls.

Nutritious seeds for a sustainable future

International Year of Pulses 2016 logoIt's the International Year of Pulses, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The aim is public awareness of the many benefits of pulses for sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation and food security, and their nutritional value.

Chook adventures

Mary Morgan's picture

Working hard will help achieve your goals, but isn’t life also about the journey, not just the achievement? Mary Morgan says it’s time to go and watch the chooks.

A cabin in the woods: Creating insights can help clarify purpose and passion

Leah Sparkes's picture

In his recently announced innovation statement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for an ‘ideas boom’. But what can we do for these elusive “a-ha!” moments to occur? Leah Sparkes explains why it’s important to make time to think and reflect.

Empowering people of all abilities

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The 3rd of December is the International Day of People with Disability. This year's Patron of the day, John Walsh AM, says the NDIS can support greater independence for people of all abilities while returning an economic benefit to Australia.

We need a disability abuse Royal Commission

Craig Wallace's picture

A Senate report has recommended a Royal Commission into Violence against People with Disability. Craig Wallace says the abuse being perpetrated on some of the most vulnerable people imaginable, often by those institutions meant to care for them, needs to stop.

Consumer driven companies should look to the human need for connection

Michelle Dixon's picture

When technology connects people in a way that enables real interpersonal relationships, it has vast potential to increase happiness. Michelle Dixon takes us on a journey from connection over collaboration to community.

Autism, choice and control under the NDIS

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The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is an opportunity for people with Autism to speak out and secure the support they need to live their life and to attain their goals. Nancy Sadka explains how funding under the NDIS is shaped with a person-centered plan.

Dine out and help out

DineSmart logoIn the lead-up to Christmas, not-for profit organisation StreetSmart partners with restaurants. From 9 November to 31 December diners are asked to add $2 or more to their bill. All donations are distributed locally to help people who are homeless or at risk.