Conroy prescribes NBN for retail therapy

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, has continued his hard-sell of the National Broadband Network (NBN), dropping into a designer pop-up-shop in the trendy inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick to tub thump the business as an example of how the fibre rollout can accelerate small businesses productivity and profitability. As big […]

Optimism about productivity

By Lilia Guan   Interviews with 700 Australian corporate leaders and government decision makers showed that a large majority rated productivity improvement a top priority, the highest since surveys began, while there is optimism that productivity can improve business outcomes even though economic times are tough, stated Telstra's latest Productivity Indicator report. That optimism is […]

Measurement of productivity low in government

By Lilia Guan   Telecommunication giant – Telstra’s survey ‘Productivity Indicator 2011’ found that 72 per cent of Government organisations rate productivity as a top priority.   However, in the government space, only 14 per cent of agencies were setting productivity performance targets, measuring productivity and can claim to have improved productivity in the last […]

Australia ahead on health and productivity management

By Angela Dorizas Australian governments have shown real leadership on workplace health and wellbeing, according to Sean Sullivan, president and chief executive of the US-based Institute for Health and Productivity Management. In an address to the Australian Health and Productivity Management Congress in Melbourne this week, Mr Sullivan praised governments in Australia for grasping the importance […]

State agencies lead on workplace health and safety

  The inaugural Corporate Health and Productivity Management Awards: Allan Lally (second from left); Louise Cross (third from right); and Sean Sullivan (second from right).   By Angela Dorizas The Queensland Department of Public Works has taken the top gong in the inaugural Corporate Health and Productivity Management Awards. Presented at the Australian Health & Productivity […]

Australia to face ageing population pressures

By Angela Dorizas Australia’s ageing population will increase government spending and slow economic growth over the next 40 years, according to the 2010 Intergenerational Report, Australia to 2050: Future Challenges. Treasurer Wayne Swan said the report demonstrated just how critical it will be for governments to plan for the future and invest in productivity. “Big challenges lie […]

Prolonged sitting linked to premature death

“Our 'sporting nation' image is under threat,” says Medibank Private's Julie Andrews. Image: Istock. By Angela Dorizas Australian workers are risking their health through prolonged sitting, according to a landmark study. The Stand Up Australia study was a collaboration of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Medibank Private and the Cancer Prevention Research Centre at […]


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