29 Aug 2016- Novotel, Brisbane
30 Aug 2016- The Grace Hotel, Sydney
31 Aug 2016- Crowne Plaza, Melbourne
2016 is set to be an unpredictable year for employment law. According to the Productivity Commission, an average unfair dismissal claims costs an Australian employer approximately $13500. This is a crucial time for your organisation to be informed about the upcoming changes and prepared for expected legislative amendments.Read more
This presentation will examine issues and interventions associated with building age-friendly communities (AFCs). The talk will review the origins of this approach, highlighting in particular the work of the World Health Organisation and the global network of age-friendly cities and communities. The presentation will consider practical examples of age-friendly initiatives drawing on work in Europe and North America. The talk will also review some of the challenges involved in successful implementation of the AFC model.Read more
The NSQHS standards provide a nationally recognised authoritative archetype for the measures of safety and quality in healthcare. Since their implementation in 2013, the health care industry has seen improvements in the quality of care and the number of poor patient outcomes is declining.
However the Australian Council on Safety and Quality in Health care found that 90% of safety problems are still based in the system rather than the individual. Adverse events add a cost of around $2 billion to the health budget annually.Read more
As Australia’s ageing population is increasing, people are also living longer. Research by Deloitte Access Economics estimates that a 5% lift in paid employment among workers aged 55 and over would add an extra $48 billion in GDP. However, whilst recruiting and engaging older workers have proven benefits for both employers and employees, it also comes with significant challenges.
Are you struggling to optimise your older workforce?Read more
Major reform continues into 2017 for the aged care sector. The shift towards an increasingly market-driven and consumer centric model of aged care requires providers to embark upon ongoing and major organisational change. At this time, it is vital that aged care providers prepare to offer best practice care to prosper and attract business. In a global environment dominated by digital disruption, technology is also rapidly changing and offering competitive improvements in both organisational management and care outcomes. Read more
This meeting is to look to the way forward for Australia. It draws particularly on a recent report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) entitled Australia's Comparative Advantage. This report looks at Australian strengths and weaknesses, future opportunities and challenges, and the possible path to the future. The report is multi-disciplinary but especially draws on social sciences.Read more
The last 50 years has seen considerable change in the concept and structure of families. Now, many besides the biological father fill the important “Dad” role in the lives of New Zealand children. Today’s father figures also include stepfathers, adoptive and foster parents, co-mums, grandparents and other family members.Read more
Join us for this upcoming workshop where we focus on how women can overcome the challenges they face when they negotiate. Professor Mara Olekalns examines the effects of gender in negotiations, how women can be disadvantaged when negotiating and what they can do about it. This interactive ½ day workshop will identify key strategies for improving negotiation outcomes and focus on how women can build good economic outcomes without harming their workplace relationships.Read more