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Energy

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RESET by Ross Garnaut | Restoring Australia after the great crash of 2020
"We have the lowest energy costs in a zero emissions world and it becomes an advantage in processing Australian minerals. That can become a huge industry.We also have big advantages in our huge areas of land for capturing carbon in plants, in the soil, exporting carbon credits, growing biomass for industry because we won't be making plastics and petrochemicals out of oil, gas and coal, we'll be making them out of biomass and if we get our act together we can do that more cheaply than others."...https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/what-will-the-post-covid-economy-look-like/13194362
26 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Inclusion

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Women and Leadership
The book co-authored by the Hon. Julia Gillard AC with new head of the WTO Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala “Women and Leadership - Real Lives, Real Lessons” is a must read for all leaders.It examines the influence of gender on women’s access to positions of leadership, perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and how it comes to an end.This interview between Josephine Linden, Advance.org Ambassador Emeritus in the US and Julia Gillard is a warm and engaging reflection on the key themes with personal reflections and anecdotes shared by our former PM. ...WATCH THE INTERVIEWhttps://advance.org/advance-in-conversation-with-julia-gillard/
19 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Industrial

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Australia's contribution to the #MarsMission
NASA celebrated the landing of #MarsPersevere on Feb 18. Abigail Allwood has been working on PIXL. Engineers at JPL and QUT have been building software to crunch the data as it comes down from Mars, making PIXL more relevant to the whole tactical decision-making process, including selection of samples. David Flannery will guide the team of scientists on the mission where to go and which samples to take. More> https://ab.co/37usWJZFrom left to right: Brendan Orenstein (PhD student), Julian Andres Galvez Serna (PhD student), Michael Jones (Collaborator), Peter Nemere (Collaborator), David Flannery (Co-I), Luke Nothdurft (Collaborator), Vanessa Zepeda (PhD student).
19 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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COVID-19

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Vaccine delivers 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases
“Israel’s largest healthcare provider...reported a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who receiv
15 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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NFP

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Doing good and doing well
Last year Who Gives a Crap donated $5.9 million to clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries. Sales more than doubled in the 12 months to June, thanks to panic buying of toilet paper during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, while the organisation’s marketing costs fell.""What we’re trying to show is that this business model can generate financial returns at scale, whilst also creating social impact at scale,” Mr Griffiths said."...https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/leaders/who-gives-a-crap-donates-more-than-qantas-cca-20210208-p570jv
14 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Property

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Student housing repurposed as social housing?
Could this accommodation be re-purposed for social housing?This gives governments immediate access to accommodation while they build new stock to which those needing social housing can be re-located. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/occupancy-has-hit-the-cliff-thousands-of-student-apartments-mothballed-20210210-p5718x.html
14 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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