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If you’re a female public servant, expect to earn $19k less

Bad news: public sector gender pay equity isn’t there yet. Good news: at least it’s better than the private sector.

Health vital for progress in regions

By Kim Powell in Sydney Australia’s healthcare system is a product of a “bygone era” and in order to meet the challenges of an ageing population, a more integrated and flexible approach to prevention and care needs to be adopted, Professor Hal Swerissen, the acting dean of La Trobe University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, told […]

When two heads are better than one

By Jane Garcia Job sharing – where two or more people share a full-time work role – is in its infancy in Australia but there are significant opportunities for organisations to use it as a proactive people-management tool to help address issues such as the retention of working parents and mature aged workers, according to […]

Links to the past

By Jane Garcia You not only have to know the past to understand the present, but you should recognise its effect and potential when dealing with Aboriginal health, according to a Curtin University of Technology expert. “If I get hit by a truck tomorrow, there is virtually nothing that the emergency department of Royal Darwin […]

End of the party

By Kim Powell With significant increases in the number of Australians using ‘party drugs’, including ecstasy, amphetamines and cocaine, the NSW Health Minister John Hatzistergos unveiled the Amphetamines, Ecstasy and Cocaine: A Prevention and Treatment Plan 2005-2009 to tackle the use of psychostimulants in young people, long-haul truck drivers, indigenous people, injecting drug users, people […]

Sound advice

By Jane Garcia It has been quite a long time since the loudest noise in a city was the piercing “hear ye, hear ye” of the town crier. In modern cities like Melbourne, the mix of shops, restaurants, entertainment and an increasing inner-city population is forcing local councils to address the noise generated by all […]

Victorian public sector’s bully blight

By Jane Garcia Bullying and harassment continue to be a major concern for the Victorian public service, according to a survey of nearly 14,000 public sector workers by the State Services Authority’s. The People Matter Survey 2005 found only 62 per cent of public sector employees agreed that their workplace was free from bullying and […]

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Innovation delivers justice

Young people in the justice system are better connected with support thanks to an innovative partnership between the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors.

Fairer Fleet Insurance with Geotab

With Geotab’s telematics solutions, greater oversight on your vehicles and drivers means more reliable data for your insurers. Armed with greater knowledge of your fleets, they can decrease insurance costs.

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EasyPark ANZ celebrates 10 years of making parking easy

They say ‘Time flies when you are enjoying yourself.’ As EasyPark celebrates 10 years since the App first went live in Australia, attention has already turned to what the next decade will bring.

More energy solutions for industry

Thousands of manufacturing and industrial companies face the challenge of reducing both emissions and operating costs. Renewable gas could provide the energy option they need.

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How local councils can achieve more with storytelling

Local councils must be able to engage stakeholders in a compelling community outcomes story rather than relying on complex data and technical reports alone.

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