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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.

The intervention versus homelands – shattered ambitions

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Homelands began in the 1960s in a political climate of increasing recognition of Indigenous rights and progressive reform. Brendan Howden says homelands offer a more successful and sustainable way forward for remote area Aboriginal people than the intervention model.

Disconnect to reconnect

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Social September encourages us to press pause – disconnect from our digital lives and reconnect with each other and ourselves. The aim is to create spaces for face-to-face social connection, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

Together we can stop the heartache

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This September big-hearted Australians are again invited to help save lives and make research possible by supporting the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.

Inspire conversations

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Thursday 11 September we are encouraged to meaningfully ask “Are you ok?” There is research suggesting that this simplest of questions can make a difference in suicide prevention.

Children in immigration detention: Worse than Guantanamo Bay?

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There is mounting evidence that children in immigration detention are subject to appalling physical and mental maltreatment. Angela Beresford speculates about the political motives of the Australian Government.