• Temper taming or: How not to kill your children in the middle of the night

    Anna Gibson     |      June 10, 2013

    Every parent knows how difficult it can be to stay composed when your child starts screaming in the small hours – night after night. Anna Gibson offers strategies in calming your baby while keeping your sanity.

  • Why is children’s television important?

    Jenny Buckland     |      June 6, 2013

    Television has been accused of making our children obese and passive. Jenny Buckland, CEO of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, argues that age-appropriate television programs for children can have a positive impact on their development.

  • Productivity: creating a government of ‘doers’ not ‘gunnas’

    Peter Fritz     |      June 5, 2013

    Too much time is spent on discussing, researching and strategising projects and not enough emphasis is placed on implementation. Peter Fritz explains how it’s time to incentivise project completion.

  • Evolving talent strategy to match the Millennial workforce reality

    Les Pickett     |      June 5, 2013

    There are a lot of stereotypes about the work ethic and demands of so-called Millennials, those employees that are under 33 years old. Les Pickett shares the data from a survey that both confirms and dispels common labels.

  • Online parenting connections

    Dr Julie Green     |      June 4, 2013

    Being a parent is sometimes lonely and confusing. Dr Julie Green, Executive Director of the Raising Children Network, explains how online parent forums can be good place to get information and support.

  • Eddie McGuire: License to Stumble

    Binoy Kampmark     |      June 3, 2013

    After the Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes was called an “ape” by a 13-year-old girl, Collingwood president Eddie McGuire followed suit by suggesting Goodes could be used to promote the musical King Kong. Binoy Kampmark from RMIT University says this case shows the uglier features of sport and spectatorship in general.

  • Learning from China’s positive attitude towards older workers

    Zoe Li     |      May 30, 2013

    China has a long tradition of respecting the wisdom and knowledge the older generation can contribute. Zoe Li from Global Access Partners looks beyond the Chinese perspective and explores how we can adopt a more positive attitude towards older people in the workforce.

  • Drink coffee and do good

    Open Forum     |      May 26, 2013

    CafeSmart Day brings together coffee roasters, cafés and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless. On Friday 7 June participating cafés donate $1 for every coffee they sell. They also encourage patrons to match this donation with their own $1. All of the money raised will go to fund local projects. This is the third annual CafeSmart Event.

  • Why National Sorry Day is still important even after the apology

    Charles Passi     |      May 24, 2013

    This Sunday is National Sorry Day, when Australia acknowledges the forcible removal of indigenous children from their families and communities. Charles Passi from the Healing Foundation asks all Australians to contribute to the collective journey of healing and recognition.

  • Proposed Darling Harbour redevelopment needs to be rethought

    Ed Truscott     |      May 22, 2013

    In March, the NSW state government unveiled its plans for the redevelopment of Darling Harbour. Pyrmont resident Ed Truscott makes a passionate case for leaving Darling Harbour exactly as it is.

  • Ageism as a barrier to employment

    The Hon. Susan Ryan     |      May 21, 2013

    In her speech at the GAP/ACHR Conference on Productive Ageing on Friday 17 May 2013, Age Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon. Susan Ryan, explored how ageism is the major barrier in continuing a productive working life for Australians passing their 50s.

  • Productive Engagement

    Heidi Holmes     |      May 20, 2013

    In discussions about mature workers, the focus is too often on ageism and negative stereotypes. Heidi Holmes, Managing Director of Adage, a job board and online community for experienced workers aged 45 plus, offers solutions in relation to older jobseekers.