Doctors operate NBN for an easier diagnosis

By Paul Hemsley Federal Minister for Communications, Senator Stephen Conroy has announced that the federal government will fund nine telehealth projects that will use the National Broadband Network (NBN) to improve telecommunications between doctors and patients. Telehealth is a technological application between medical professionals and patients that allows easier communications between all parties, which has […]

Neville launches 10-year plan to address ageing communities

By Rob O'Brien Initiatives including more local government support to help older Australians living in rural and remote communities will form part of a 10-year plan to address the state’s ageing population, the State Government has announced. Releasing the Brumby Government’s plan Ageing in Victoria: A plan for an age-friendly society 2010-2020, Minister for Senior Victorians Lisa […]

Driving wellness in the workplace

By Margaret Meagher Ageing populations, economic drivers and the growing incidence of chronic diseases such as obesity and mental illness all translate into work-related stress and adverse conditions in the workplace. This has led to the growth in staff wellness programs in a range of organisations to counteract low productivity, absenteeism, poor morale, excessive staff […]


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