Topic: Health and Community

The Health and Community sector provides support to sustain and nurture the functioning of individuals, families and groups within the community to enhance their wellbeing.


Jane Halton AO on COVID-19 vaccine development

National COVID-19 Coordination Commissioner and CEPI chair Jane Halton AO says global cooperation in the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine is critical.

3 tips to support employee wellbeing after coronavirus

Directors and senior executives should lead the discussion on the health and wellbeing of employees as businesses continue to return to their work environments.

Community collaboration is needed now more than ever

The recovery benefits of public investment in areas such as social housing, energy efficiency and boosting Newstart is essential, says ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie.

The business of water

With the outcome of an ACCC inquiry into water markets due in November, is it possible for Australia to resolve the tensions between upstream and downstream enterprises? Adam Courtenay writes.

Why health and wellbeing should be central to your corporate strategy

Health and wellbeing must be core to business strategy in a post COVID-19 world says Dr Amanda Rischbieth, chair of the National Blood Authority Australia.

Former Socceroo Craig Foster on how community sports stepped up in crisis

Australia's sporting community has rallied to volunteer with local charities to help the vulnerable. Craig Foster's social movement Play for Lives has created a web of partnerships which show the powe...

COVID-19: Is the economic cure worse than the disease?

There is some speculation that the lives lost due to the recession could outnumber those from the coronavirus itself. But the evidence from past downturns might surprise you on this episode of The Dis...

AI and the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine

The use of AI and machine learning will be instrumental in the race to find a vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic, writes a team of CSIRO scientists.

Getting back to business: considerations for boards as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

With governments likely to begin easing restrictions soon, boards need to start planning for how they get their organisations back to business, while mitigating the ever-present risk of coronavirus.

Managing WHS risks from COVID-19: What questions should boards be asking?

COVID-19 presents many work health and safety (WHS) issues for organisations, including how to protect workers from contracting the virus and what WHS risks should be considered as the nation shifts ...
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