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.


The battle for a coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech have developed a COVID-19 vaccine they claim has 95 per cent efficacy. But Australia's medical research bodies haven't given up, despite the difficult funding and regulatory enviro...

A coastal community rises from the ashes

The Victorian town of Mallacoota was ravaged by bushfires in 2019-20. Now, the community is coming together to focus on recovery and governing in a new era of regrowth.

From mining to medical devices: ventilator breaths new life into business

When mining services manufacturer Gekko Systems pivoted to make the only regulator-approved Australian ventilator to treat patients with COVID-19, it led to a business restructure and spin-off medical...

How the CSIRO plans to tackle Australia's big challenges

From building a hydrogen industry to managing water from space, CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall shares how the national science agency is preparing for the future.

AICD endorses major changes to governance in Aged Care

The AICD has lodged a Response to Counsel Assisting’s submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The box of vegetables that helped a region recover

Agribusiness owners in South East Queensland stepped up their collaboration during COVID-19 and discovered a better way to grow their businesses.

Lessons from the pandemic – what health boards can do to succeed in an uncertain future

COVID-19 has been the greatest challenge in a generation for healthcare boards. The road to recovery is unlikely to be smooth, with further outbreaks certain and findings from several Royal Commission...

Dealing with emotional exhaustion during coronavirus

Directors experiencing information overload due to remote working and Zoom fatigue should be mindful of the associated physical and emotional health problems.

How Telehealth company Coviu used the pandemic to boost their business

Telehealth company Coviu skyrocketed to success when the lockdown hit Australia in March. CEO and co-founder Dr Silvia Pfeiffer shares how they quickly pivoted their business to benefit their patients...

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.
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