The WA Government has confirmed it will have one of the broadest vaccine mandates in the country, covering an estimated million workers and building on earlier requirements for all health, hotel quarantine, aged care and port workers to be vaccinated. The new measures identify two groups of employees and industries that will need to be vaccinated to ensure critical services can be delivered. The first group — high risk occupations — includes healthcare workers, emergency services personnel, mine site workers and pharmacists, dentists and meat workers, among others, who now have a range of deadlines for double vaccination, all by January 1 next year. The second group — critical occupations — with a double-vax deadline
"Building a fairer and healthier world for everyone" is the focus of World Health Day – celebrated yesterday. Founded in 1948 by the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2021 the WHO is calling on leaders to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health. Access to health For this year, WHO notes the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others - entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age. Australia's health system The WHO has identified Australia as one of the most well-prepared
As we eagerly leave 2020 behind and cautiously step into 2021, Senior Consultant, Sarah-Jane Dabarera, reflects on the themes in community relations for the year ahead. Culture and heritage 2020 has set the scene for an increased focus on culture and heritage in 2021. The Black Lives Matter movement, Australian deaths in custody and the destruction of sacred sites at Juukan Gorge have resulted in increased focus and scrutiny on genuine engagement with Traditional Owners. The recently released amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act, issued by the WA Government, will require renewed effort in making agreements and strengthening relationships with Traditional Owners. Black
As we embark on 2021, the world finds itself at a major turning point – politically, economically, technologically and socially. What’s next? It’s never easy to predict, and especially so this year! For businesses and communication experts, the best way forward is to reflect and learn from the year that was – the lockdown; the economic and social impacts; the devastating bushfires; the disruption of everyday life. The events of 2020 transformed how we communicate. We asked some of Perth’s best communication experts to look back on 2020 and give us their predictions for 2021. A purpose-driven focus With lots of social justice issues
The Morrison Government announced a $1.5 billion manufacturing strategy to support Australian manufacturers in an effort to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 recession.
International Access to Information Day is held on 28 September every year and recognises the community’s right to access government-held information. This year, the focus will be on the right to information during times of crisis and on the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives, build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies throughout and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. The community’s right to access government-held information is a multi-faceted and complex issue, so we have enlisted Cannings Purple's Director, Design and Digital, Jamie Wilkinson and Associate Director, Government Relations, Jennifer Kirk
While the economy has lurched through the past six months of COVID-19, Cannings Purple’s National Director of Strategy, Jenn Morris advises the focus for leaders must now shift from responding to the crisis to planning for the new normal.
Australia is officially in a recession. The June quarter National Accounts reveal a major decrease in household consumption and business investment, a 7.6 per cent fall in real GDP and sharp increases in unemployment and underemployment.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has laid bare the COVID-19-related debt Australia will carry beyond the next two years but says the country is still in a far stronger position than most around the world.
A panel of experts from three major Australian media companies says the art of journalism has likely changed permanently as a result of the coronavirus.
A panel of experts assembled by Cannings Purple says the aged care sector has navigated COVID-19 as well as could be expected - but there is still significant work to do on the way out of the pandemic.
The announcement of a permanent continuation of National Cabinet is more than a positive flow-on effect of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was the most ambitious of projects: a technology-fuelled design for urban living that would generate tens of billions of dollars and change the way cities were built. So what should we make of Quayside Toronto's failure to get off the ground?
You may not be able to stop by someone's desk or take them out for a coffee but there are little things we can all do each day to minimise negative feelings and make our co-workers feel more comfortable.
Dramatic changes to the way we work offer an opportunity to reposition our power system for the future.
By choosing the right web conferencing tool for your needs and following some simple security steps, you can unlock a whole new world of face-to-face communications for your employees, clients, customers and other stakeholders.
Nearly $190 billion - or close to 10 per cent of Australia's GDP - has now been pledged to the country's economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
In the past couple of weeks, an incredible number of Australian businesses have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by enabling employees to work either from home or other remote locations. We’ve implemented this at Cannings Purple and many of our clients and referrers are also now working away from the office. But having a desire to work remotely is one thing and doing it effectively is quite another. There are communications challenges that need to be navigated and cyber security questions that need to be answered. There is also the very important issue of what technology you are going to use and