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AIHW REPORT: RATES OF GIRLS IMMUNISED AGAINST HPV IMPROVE, BUT SOME COMMUNITIES LAGGING BEHIND
Significant improvements have been made across Australia in immunising girls against the human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The school-based National HPV Vaccination Program for girls began in 2007, and was extended to include boys in 2013.

For Immediate Release - COAG HEALTH COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION PLAN
The COAG Health Council has announced the development of Australia’s first National Suicide Prevention Plan. Peak body Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) and Lifeline Australia have welcomed the COAG Health Council decision, saying it will help ensure Federal, State and Territory Governments take a coordinated approach to tackling the national suicide emergency.


REPORT: WHY FORGIVENESS AND FAILURE HOULD BE A BIGGER DEAL AT WORK
Business leaders are being told they need to create a 'forgiveness culture' if they want workers and organisations to reach their full potential. Being a success is often about taking risks and learning from failure, but many of our workplaces have become paralysed at delivering anything other than a safe and steady outcome.
See the media release here
 
 
 

REVEALED: HOW TO GET THE CUSTOMER SERVICE YOU DESERVE 
In our increasingly automated and impersonal world ‘customer service’ can feel like a cruel play on words.  We’ve all been that soldier, driven to rage and temporary insanity.   Thankfully, quality customer service is now being actively encouraged in Australia and is being rewarded through an annual independent survey.
See the media release here

And ... the report here



WARNING ON THE  TRICKED-UP WORDS THAT ARE UNDERMINING OUR FUTURE
Whether you call it jargon or shop talk, euphemisms are often used to erase people and ethics from business decisions. From ‘downsizing’ to ‘restructuring’, a leading ethics expert says it’s high time we learned to talk straight again – to avoid even more ‘collateral damage’ to ourselves and our futures.
 
 

AIHW REPORT: ONE IN 33 CHILDREN RECEIVES CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES - THE MAJORITY REPEAT CLIENTS
The number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise, with almost three-quarters of these children repeat clients, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).



YOU NEVER KNEW IT COULD DO THAT!
There are some surprising remedies for common health and beauty dilemmas could already be sitting in your cupboard at home. In a new report, medical experts give insider knowledge on the products that can do more for you than just their intended use.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF BLINK CONTROL
New advances in eye-tracking technology mean that controlling computers and smartphones with our eyes could become as routine as tapping a touchscreen is today.