Is there a global health problem that sticks out in your mind as particularly frustrating or unfair? Something you identify or sympathise with – which you feel passionate about changing? It could be something that affects any societal group – refugees, children, women, men, people experiencing homelessness, the LQBTQ community, people of colour. And it could… Continue reading.
By now, most Australians – and indeed, people around the world – have probably seen the stomach-churning cartoon published by The Australian earlier this month. Frustratingly, in 2016, people like Bill Leak still have racist work published by widely-read newspapers. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, Aboriginal leaders, and countless outraged groups and individuals… Continue reading.
Tasneem Chopra is an independent cross-cultural consultant who aims to empower the disadvantaged and minorities, and educate the wider community by delivering acclaimed workshops on diversity, identity and racism. Global Ideas is thrilled to announce Tasneem as one of our keynote speakers at Global Ideas Forum in Melbourne, 2–4 September 2016. Tasneem will… Continue reading.
Experiences with the healthcare system can be so varied. Often, a positive experience with healthcare is hinged on the ability of a health professional to communicate effectively. At this Global Ideas Lab, we were challenged by the proposition that our communication in healthcare can actually be harmful. Receiving a diagnosis is often confronting. It… Continue reading.
Here’s the deal. You want to attend Global Ideas Forum 2016. You want your company to pay for it. Or at least part of it. Is that too much to ask? Not at all, assuming there is some ROI (return on investment) for your employer and you can state it ahead of time… Continue reading.
“A talent for following the ways of yesterday is not sufficient to improve the world of today” – King Wu-ling, 307 BC One of the most fundamental challenges involved in global health leadership – and indeed, leadership in general – is distinguishing between what is familiar and what is right. It’s a challenging distinction to make… Continue reading.
In 2009, The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change concluded climate change to be the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” While the role of the health sector is to prevent and cure disease, the delivery of health care – particularly within hospitals – inadvertently contributes to the very problem… Continue reading.
Ben O’Toole, Juliette Wittich, Karen Turner, Anna O’Halloran, Coco Bernard and Matthew Hughes of Step Back Think; a not-for-profit dedicated to ending social violence. Type into Google “one-punch Australia” or “king-hit Australia” and you’re immediately served with countless news articles: A fractured skull. A lost eye. Broken teeth. Brain injuries. Concussion. Death. All… Continue reading.
Ange Barry, CEO at Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, with a student from one of the schools in the Foundation’s programme. Have you seen the recent video of 10-year old Charlotte suggesting veteran British broadcaster Andrew Neil hasn’t been “educated properly”? The segment was part of a wider debate around a “sugar tax” introduced in… Continue reading.
If you dropped a bag of groceries, you’d stop to pick it up – correct? And you wouldn’t go on to throw those groceries out a few days later – would you? “Imagine walking out of a grocery store with four bags of groceries, dropping one in the parking lot, and just not bothering to pick… Continue reading.