Talking Point: Open floodgates to jobs boom | The Mercury

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A well-versed health expert once explained the problem of our health system: We keep parking ambulances at the bottom of the cliff — what we need is a good strong fence at the top.

In Tasmania, we only have a couple of danger signs at the top of that cliff despite a capable workforce of fence builders busting to come and get the job done.

I’d argue that the correct investment in preventative health would bring about an economic boom; not only would it lead to an eventual reduction in public spending on acute health, a growing budget problem universally, it would open the floodgates to a torrent of clever innovation already happening in the sector which is focused on keeping people well for longer and out of hospitals. 

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If in doubt, refer to your driver's license

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When did us ‘locals’ go from being the biggest advocates of our state to being the people most likely to point out all the things that are wrong with Tasmania? Don’t believe me? Check facebook.

I’m not having a go, just interested in the process that’s got us here.

There seems to be a disconnect in how Tasmanians view their state to how ‘the rest’ do. Perhaps, that’s just it. ‘The rest’ are just viewing it, while we are living in it.

Not only is there a reason for this disconnect, I reckon there is a solution (insert happy dance here). Click READ MORE to find out what we reckon.

'Tis the season to be grant writing

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Grant writing. Tendering. Sponsorship requests. Partnership proposals. Ever tried it?

It’s like Shark Tank for Not-for-profits.

What a show that would be eh, people pleading for money not for a commercial gain, but for a social one. Grab the popcorn… and maybe the tissues. There MUST be a better way.

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Healthy Tasmania calls for greater investment in preventative health: The Examiner

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There is no ecaping the need for greater investment in preventative health to relieve the burden on our states health system and budget. With a state election looming there is no better time for a comprehensive focus on preventative health and the impact proper investment could have on the health, social and economic outcomes of our communites. We were thrilled to lead a special Sunday Examiner series that looks at current preventative health initiatives, policies, case studies, and ideas from experts, in the lead up to the state election. Click through to read the full article.

There was media everywhere at the launch of 'healthy habits' pilot project #ImReady

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It was great to see a huge turn up from the local media at the recent launch of an exciting new pilot project that we're working on with the University of Tasmania called #ImReady. The 15 participants from the Big Picture School in Launceston became local celebrities turning up on the telvision, the radio, social media and in the newspaper. Click through to read the full article from The Examiner.