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.


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 ...

Employee wellbeing: a director's duty of care

Though workplace health is a core legal responsibility for boards, the risks continue to grow. More employers are now seeing staff wellbeing as a driver of culture and business reputation, writes Juli...

This foundation helps teenage mothers keep their education on track

From teen mother to founder, Bernadette Black of the NFP Brave Foundation, works to find educational opportunities for expecting and parenting teens across Australia.

What's the key to better health and safety in the construction sector?

With high rates of mental ill health and suicide in the construction sector, Alison Mirams, CEO of Roberts Pizzarotti, opted for a new business model that has broader business benefits.

Launceston on the rise with local enterprise

Thriving as a world-leading culinary destination, Launceston is becoming a go-to destination for foodies, and business is booming.

How one social enterprise is challenging the stigma of homelessness

Sunshine Coast social enterprise Sunny Street uses mobile services to provide access to health care to individuals and families who are homeless or vulnerable. Now, it's going national.

The ongoing impact of bushfires on the Australian economy

Australia's bushfire season has caused catastrophic damage, but the economic cost of natural disasters could be less harmful if government investment in building resilience is made a priority.

10 things to be optimistic about in 2020

Though fears of faltering GDP growth and global political instability dominate headlines, there are still many things to be optimistic about. Here are 10 reasons to keep a positive outlook for the yea...

Indigenous communities benefiting from government and business partnership

Mining giant Rio Tinto teamed up with the NT government to create NFP Developing East Arnhem Limited (DEAL). They're working to build a new sustainable economy for the region to assist the local Indig...

Saving the surf life savers

Following a string of public scandals, Surf Life Saving Australia's reputation as a national icon was on the line. Now, its working to bring governance and accountability back.
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