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‘We need to be champions of other women’

‘We need to be champions of other women’

Danielle Handley left her comfort zone in 2022 – moving from a long-term senior manager position in the insurance industry to a brand-new role in a company expanding into healthcare. But by the time she arrived at the offices of international healthcare and health insurance company BUPA, the executive who had hired her six months before …read more

Net zero unlocks the nation’s critical minerals potential

Net zero unlocks the nation’s critical minerals potential

With government support and an abundance of the mineral resources vital for many renewable energy technologies, Australia has the potential to become a critical minerals powerhouse as the world shifts to net zero. Yet experts warn there are headwinds that require careful navigation. Certain critical minerals are essential for aspects of renewable energy generation, storage …read more

Important lessons on game-changing chatbot

Important lessons on game-changing chatbot

When ChatGPT burst on to computer screens around the world in late November 2022, Michelle Dennis knew the artificial intelligence chatbot was a game-changer. “It very quickly became apparent it would have an impact on classes,” says Dennis, head of digital at Haileybury independent school. “We knew we needed to have a policy before school year started.”

Shared networks explore AI resources

Shared networks explore AI resources

Independent schools across Australia are collaborating and forming networks to share the ways generative AI can be used for teaching and learning, say leaders in the sector. Widely considered the most significant educational technology development since the launch of the internet, the 2022 introduction of OpenAI’s generative artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT sent shockwaves around the world …read more

‘I thought I had dementia’: How menopause crimps income and super

‘I thought I had dementia’: How menopause crimps income and super

Unwell for years with headaches, brain fog, anxiety, achy joints and repeated infections, Vicki Smith didn’t realise most of her health problems were connected to menopause. Now 52, she looks back on her years of debilitating health issues with regret. She repeatedly sought medical assistance and even consulted a specialist women’s health GP, but she thinks doctors’ …read more

Solving the worker shortage with overseas recruits

Solving the worker shortage with overseas recruits

Care provider Concept Care goes to extra lengths to help new employees to immigrate to Australia and start a new life. Disability care workers recruited from India, Nepal, the Philippines, Nigeria and Tonga have been sponsored and assisted with visa requirements, travel, accommodation and other support to smooth the way into a new career in Australia, …read more

‘Support and empower’: How coaching can bring out the best in staff

‘Support and empower’: How coaching can bring out the best in staff

Coaching has become a routine part of professional life at therapeutic apps company Mindset Health. The 40 or so employees at the multimillion-dollar start-up explore their personal and professional development in regular one-on-one coaching sessions with the company’s in-house coach, Jess Franklin. The program has earned Mindset Health this year’s top spot in the Health category of …read more

‘Essential to open STEM door to the widest diversity of Australians possible’

‘Essential to open STEM door to the widest diversity of Australians possible’

Defence is working to inspire young minds with the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and encourage children, adolescents and adults from all backgrounds to pursue STEM careers. The pipeline of STEM professionals is notoriously slippery, with students and young professionals falling away as their circumstances change or the study burden becomes too onerous.

Strategic advantage key to ADSTAR conference

Strategic advantage key to ADSTAR conference

ADSTAR 2024, the Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research summit, will feature the latest developments in next-generation defence science and technology, from hypersonic missiles to artificial intelligence-enabled autonomous uncrewed systems to the limitless possibilities of quantum computing. Focused on emerging science and technology, the biennial Defence symposium hosted by the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) …read more

The most popular postgraduate courses in Australia revealed

The most popular postgraduate courses in Australia revealed

University courses in health-aligned subjects were again among the most popular choices of postgraduate students this year, according to a university and government data. But cost-of-living pressures and a post-pandemic desire for better work/life balance appear to be biting, with enrolments for some areas of study well down on their pre-COVID-19 peaks.