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Education, skills and training

Manufacturing in Australia – a political topic

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he structure of manufacturing in industrialised countries like Australia and the USA is very different now from what it was in the 1950s and 1960s. Veronica Sheen wonders if those demanding a revival of local manufacturing really know what they wish for.

This human – working towards a world of abundance and equality

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We need leaders who care, who are concerned about the state of things and want to do something about it. In her new book Dr Melis Senova is reaching out to the curious and open-minded among us.

Placing Emotional Fitness at the forefront of innovation

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Emotional Fitness is the latest core competency for recruiting and retaining talent. Linda Simonsen from FuturePeople explains.

The world of work is changing – what hopes for ‘productive ageing’?

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Age discrimination, tough performance criteria, funding cuts and offshoring of jobs – Veronica Sheen says we need a full understanding of what the ageing workforce is up against in order to improve things.

The impact of population ageing and immigration on the Australian housing market

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Australia has an accelerating ageing population, but fortunately we have strong inflows of young and skilled migrants. George Kudrna explains what this means for house prices.

Nature as medicine

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A lot of junior doctors and medical students are experiencing work-life imbalance and poor mental health. Beau Frigault says taking time to regroup and reconnect with our natural environment is crucial.

Three pillars of building a culture of innovation

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At the recent GAP Summit Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Founder and CEO of BlueChilli, explained how a bold national vision could inspire the young astronauts and entrepreneurs of the future.

Little Scientists: Igniting curious minds

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Information overload, virtual reality and other rapid global changes influence our children’s learning and development. Heike Schneider from Little Scientists explains why inquiry-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in the Early Childhood Education Sector is so important.

High quality early education: two years are better than one

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A world class education system is the key to the future, but so far Australia’s children do not start school on an equal footing. Dr Stacey Fox from the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University says it’s time for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world and provide universal access to high quality preschool.

Healthy ageing through assisting communities

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In Australia we have long relied on voluntary service to help our communities, but today’s hectic working lives serve as a brake on this voluntarism. Russ Grayson suggests paying retired people for skilled work to support under resourced volunteers.