Representation and Progress

There are a number of barriers that women must overcome in the labour market in order to achieve parity: chiefly, equal representation and equal pay. As of August, 2016, women represented 46.2 per cent of Australia’s workforce and based on the numbers it seems as though progress is being made toward employment equity. But further analysis proves that there is still a long way to go…

A Gendered look at Australia's Health Care System

Advantaged Care

The Kresners had been involved in property development for nearly half a century when the failing health of the family patriarch inspired the clan to strike out in a new direction. “We got into the [aged care] industry through personal experience,” Advantaged Care Managing Director Michael Kresner recalls. “My late grandfather’s health deteriorated very quickly. We looked for what we hoped would be an appropriate solution for his needs. And we just couldn’t find anything.”

Advantaged Care

ACT Health

In many ways, Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory are particularly favoured in comparison to other states. In particular, this community currently enjoys one of the best life expectancies and health statuses of any jurisdiction in Australia, rendering the ACT one of the healthiest communities in the world.

ACT Health

Athlegen

Athlegen is a market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of massage and treatment equipment. The company’s story begins in the 1980s, when running enthusiast Jeff Toering and triathlete Rick Schmidt took a massage class in Adelaide…

Athlegen

Equipmed

Equipmed is a leading cosmeceutical, dermatological, disinfection and aesthetic equipment supplier and manufacturer, with operations in the US, UK and a head office in Sydney. The company has three quite distinct divisions: medical skin, cosmetic skin and infection control…

Equipmed

Juniper

As one of WA’s largest aged care organisations with a network of twenty-eight facilities across the state supported by 1,400 staff and 500 volunteers, Juniper has been providing residential and housing support, primary medical care, respite care, social and spiritual support to communities for almost sixty-five years. All of Juniper’s care services are fully accredited under the Australian Government’s aged care laws and regulations.

Juniper

Aboriginal Health

For generations before us, Australia’s Indigenous people enjoyed a rich cultural desert lifestyle, guided by the wisdom of community Elders, whose life experiences and oral histories formed the basis of all knowledge and skills developed by the children of the community. Though children were scarce in these times, those who survived the perils of rural life were allowed a certain autonomy, considered by their families to thrive or perish in accordance with their own informed choices.

Aboriginal Health

Menarock

The Menarock group began around six years ago with Murrayvale, its first aged care facility in Moama, a fifty bed facility for aged residents with high care requirements. The Menarock Aged Care Services Group now has four high care facilities and two low care facilities averaging around 350 beds with roughly 360 staff members.

The Future of Aged Care

The Bigger Picture

Near the end of the last millennium, radiology changed from being essentially a “cottage” industry to a highly competitive commercial activity, during which time many practitioners sold their businesses to much larger corporate entities. Another dramatic shift took place around 2002-2004 as many individuals set up small private groups to handle the community based medicine which the larger corporations were ignoring. MDI Radiology was one of these.

MDI Radiology

Successful Strategies for Australian Manufacturing

Making good on this commitment has its challenges, but several key strategies keep the Brisbane based company ahead. Not surprisingly, wise management has been foundational to the company’s success. “You’ve got to be continually looking at how to improve your processes,” Managing Director Barry Thomas insists. “You have to maintain the quality of your manufacturing and the standards of the employees.”

Cook Medical

Stem Cells

The scientific study of stem cells has existed for a long time and has already contributed greatly to modern medicine. As scientific inquiry continues to advance and as discoveries gain more traction and acceptance in the scientific and medical communities, the true breadth and potential of this area of study can start to be realized.

November 23, 2017, 8:55 AM AEDT

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