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A Monash University engineering student has used 3D printing to develop a cheap and safe plastic tool that can open doors and push buttons – eliminating the need for hand contact on potentially contaminated surfaces in the era of COVID-19. PhD student, Muthu Vellayappan, has invented a simple tool that can help people eliminate their […]

Digital mental health service ReachOut Parents is urging Australian parents of teenagers to make their own mental health a priority as they face increasing pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic and is providing free online support for parents of teenagers to help them manage the challenges that families are facing. The ReachOut Parents service includes COVID-19 specific advice and […]

The Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney has released the first in a series of Growing Up Digital Australia reports, with initial research painting a worrying picture of changed learning conditions in Australian schools. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, children’s significant access to digital technology and its impacts on learning and wellbeing had […]

With workplaces forced into lockdown to battle COVID-19 and Australians required to work from home, unaddressed hearing loss is emerging as a barrier to online workforce participation and productivity.1,2,3 One in three Australians over the age of 50 live with hearing loss.2,4 This number increases to one in two from the age of 60.2,4 If left untreated, […]

The new JobKeeper Payment has passed through parliament and the Australian Taxation Office is working to assist businesses to access the scheme, helping them to retain their employees. The program will be administered by the ATO and will involve employers checking that they are eligible and then enrolling with the ATO to be paid the […]

Five major Australian professional bodies – CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), SMSF Association (SMSFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) – have joined forces to ensure Australians can get the advice they need to understand the Federal Government’s COVID-19 economic packages, including early access to their […]

Australia, and its Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been rated highly in the Global Response to Infectious Diseases (GRID) index. The other leader who does exceptionally well is New Zealand’s Jacinta Arden. The USA, led by President Donald Trump in its COVID-19 responses fares abysmally in the rankings. The results are published in a paper […]

Sydney, 15 April, 2020:   Through the new portal ‘Australian Museum Inside Out’, the nation’s first museum, the Australian Museum (AM) has opened its ‘virtual doors’ to ensure science and culture remain accessible by curating virtual tours, online exhibitions, school resources, podcasts from scientists and other experts and even more for curious visitors: australianmuseum.net.au/insideout Through a broad spectrum […]

Local industry super fund First Super is warning people to be aware of a new scam that started after the Federal Government’s announcement to allow early access to super to help people through the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible super fund members will be able to access up to $10,000 of their superannuation savings before 1 July […]

SYDNEY, 15TH APRIL 2020: The COVID-19 global health pandemic has led to a seismic shift in Australian healthcare to the point where booking online health appointments and being consulted over technology is now commonplace. It’s a revolution ten years in the making. Finally, Australians can now book an appointment with their preferred healthcare practitioner and […]

Bring the Hospital ER into the Home, Eliminating Surge Capacity. Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA, April 14, 2020 – inTechnology Distribution, Australia’s leading Value Added Distributor announced that Caretaker Medical, the global leader in Remote Wireless Patient Monitoring, is the technology behind Australia’s first ‘virtual hospital’, and will be used to monitor COVID-19 patients in their homes, […]

New temporary FIRB rules hurt managed funds ability to support the economic recovery New temporary FIRB rules hurt managed funds ability to support the economic recovery Temporary changes to the foreign investment review framework have created unintended consequences for funds managers that could create additional headwinds for struggling businesses at a time when equity and […]

Researchers from The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Monash University and the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, have achieved a world-first breakthrough in ventilator splitting. For the first time, researchers tested, in a simulated environment, the potential to ventilate two lungs of different compliances from a single ventilator using only commonly available hospital equipment. The authors do not […]

In a NSW first, patients can opt-in to receive their COVID-19 pathology results via text message. NSW Health Pathology’s secure automated SMS solution will see the average notification period for results halved, plus ease the pressure on busy hospital and laboratory staff. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said more than 142,000 people had been tested and cleared, […]

After an overwhelming response & love received for the melodic ‘Rab Raakha ‘, India’s leading alt- rock band The Yellow Diary has given an exciting new spin to the song, renaming it Dhoondti Firaan. The song features the charismatic Akasa (of the Aithey Aa, Dil Na Jaaneya and Naagin fame) who lends her voice to […]