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Most ‘staph’ infections resistant to antibiotics occur in the community

Posted on Nov 1, 2017

The proportion of ‘staph’ infections resistant to antibiotics has increased in Australia since 2000 with most cases now occurring in the community rather than in hospitals, a new study led by ANU has found.

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Are you a dinosaur in the workplace? Acuity Institute

Posted on Oct 31, 2017

First, let me start off by saying that your age (thankfully) has nothing to do with being a dinosaur in the workplace – it’s all about your attitude. Recently I attended a seminar about the future of online learning.

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KDK Bulletin 26 October 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Oct 26, 2017

See KDK Bulletin 26 October 2017: How to make innovation work, Dentons on new biodiversity regime, potential traps in new super rules, manufacturing’s new world order, and the price of Bitcoin is up – what does that mean for the future of currency? This week’s expert is Michael Langhammer from Pitcher Partners.

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Bitcoin – the biggest bubble or a great investment bet in new-age financial technology

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Is the cryptocurrency Bitcoin the biggest bubble in the world today, or a great investment bet on the cutting edge of new-age financial technology? My best guess is that in the long run, the technology will thrive, but that the price of Bitcoin will collapse.

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What are the new wave of business technologies?

Posted on Oct 24, 2017

Remember the time — like, a year or two ago — when moving to the cloud, developing a mobile strategy, and analysing big data represented the cutting edge of business technology? Well, even as many companies are still waiting to see the results of these transformations, a new wave of technologies — artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and augmented reality, to name a few — is already shaping the present and future of business.

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KDK Bulletin 19 October 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

See KDK Bulletin, 19 October 2017: Holding Boards to account, Govt walks away from CET & gives us NEG, McKinsey on cities the heart of the global economy, what energy ministers should do next says Grattan Institute, and are SMSF trustees still on track for their desired lifestyle in retirement? This week’s expert is Kate Golder from Affinity Wealth.

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Are SMSF trustees still on track for their desired lifestyle in retirement?

Posted on Oct 18, 2017

The increase in SMSF balances is good news for SMSF trustees, but the key question is – whether or not they are still on track to sustain their lifestyle in retirement. Over time the quality and cost of someone’s desired lifestyle increases as reflected in the ASFA budget standards, meaning that they need more over time to meet their desired lifestyle.

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Cities are the heart of the global economy, McKinsey & Co

Posted on Oct 18, 2017

Cities account for more than 80% of world GDP. When roads, rails, and other forms of transport become clogged or weakened, the results are severe. Businesses, residents, and cities all suffer, and the economic costs are high—as much as 2 to 4% of city GDP in lost time, wasted fuel, and higher costs of doing business. Interesting report from McKinsey & Co.

How do you hold Boards to account?

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

Board accountability is often discussed as expectations – what should be done and by whom and how. These expectations are then captured in regulation, codes and other formal governance and accountability frameworks. Even corporate governance specialists approach board accountability through the prism of corporate law and economics, tending to focus on the role of formal structures in oversight and control.

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KDK Bulletin 12 October 2017 – 5 hot topics

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

See KDK Bulletin, 12 October 2017: The painful truth about career gaps, duty of care in workplace investigations, Hall & Wilcox on travel expense deductions, India’s solar trains save thousands, and monetizing data: a new source of value in payments. This week’s expert is Ben Fuller from Henry Davis York.

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