Category Archives: Health

Epidemiological expertise and project design updates

Futureistic health data visualisation

This project received investment from the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the Population Health Research Network (PHRN). AURIN, the ARDC and the PHRN are funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Project Advisory Committee for the Australian Urban Health Indicators

Adelaide: Unrecognized people riding their bicycles along Torrens river bike track in North Adelaide on a bright day

  As the Australian Urban Health Indicators (AusUrb-HI) project picks up speed, a panel of experts have been convened to assess and provide on-going guidance and advice on the project’s scientific and technical development and the needs of the researchers and decision makers who will use the indicators into the future. Introducing the AusUrb-HI Advisory […]

AURIN Investment for Impact: The Park Life Project

AURIN has funded new critical eInfrastructure for open space research, generating new, nationally consistent, data and improving existing analysis and visualisation tools. This will enable Australia’s research community to address complex urban and regional planning issues in Australia and find solutions that create positive impacts for our towns, cities and communities. Public open spaces are […]

Employment Vulnerability in the Arts and Recreation Sector

SUMMARY Arts and Recreation Services have been one of the most disrupted sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic so far in 2020. Closure and restrictions have hampered the regular operation and use of cultural and sports venues, including museums, galleries, theatres, gyms and stadiums. According to the latest ABS Payroll Jobs and Wages Index data […]

Employment Vulnerability in the Retail Sector

CONTEXT Retail has been one of the most affected industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. National and statewide restrictions have disrupted the operation of many retail stores as areas have gone into lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. These restrictions are clearly visible in Victoria’s data as it reentered lockdown in early July. Retail […]

Employment Vulnerability in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

CONTEXT The operations of many businesses have been restricted as a result of pandemic related government policies, as Australia officially entered an economic recession for the first time in nearly 30 years on the 1st of September 2020. Recent ABS data has revealed the Accommodation and Food Services sector recorded the largest contraction in payroll jobs. In […]

Employment Vulnerability

“More than one million Australians are now unemployed with the official jobless measure breaking through the seven-figure mark for the first time on record despite an extra 115,000 jobs added in July.” (The Age, 2020) The Covid-19 pandemic has made all of our lives unpredictable. Government policy designed to combat the spread of the virus […]

Housing Vulnerability Under Pandemic Conditions

The Victorian Government recently announced a rental relief package to support tenants who are “experiencing rental hardship due to COVID-19” (Department of Health and Human Services, 2020). Eligible renters who are unable to afford rent, can access a one-off payment of up to $2000, with the aim of avoiding evictions during the current state of emergency. […]

Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on Australia’s employment

In his May 14 Sydney Morning Herald article, Shane Wright states “government policies to definitions of employment – cloud the true state of the jobs market”. Wright shows there are many complex considerations to grasping the full effects of the Australian Government’s Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) driven restrictions, such as the shutdown of services and […]

National Health Services Directory Restricted Access Data

National Health Services Directory (NHSD) Restricted Access Data The National Health Services Directory (‘NHSD’), published by Healthdirect Australia, is a comprehensive and consolidated national directory of health services and related health service providers in both the public and private sectors across all Australian jurisdictions. The purpose of the NHSD is to provide consistent, authoritative, reliable […]

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