WISeR Informing Decisions

The Stretton Centre was official opened at a ceremony on Friday 25 September 2015.

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“Consumer Directed Care” is the plan to move funding away from aged care providers to follow the person, who is given a budget and can purchase whatever they need in order to live their lives well. Will it work, and how? Dr Kate Barnett, from WISeR, discussed this with Nicky Page from Radio Adelaide on Thursday 24 September. Have listen to the podcast.

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Associate Professor John Spoehr (Executive Director of WISeR), facilitated the forum Mature Economy – The Business of Ageing, co-funded by Office for the Ageing and the Stretton Centre, on Thursday 17 September.

In an article in In Daily, Ageing Minister Zoe Bettison said “Today’s forum will highlight how the South Australian government is making the business of ageing everyone’s business and developing opportunities for the mature economy.”

“Government, industry and the tertiary education sector will discuss the opportunities arising from population ageing on a local, national and global scale.”

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On Thursday 17 September, The Hon. Zoe Bettison, Minister for Ageing, launched the Mature Economy – The Business of Ageing Report at the Mature Economy Forum, held at the Stretton Centre, Munno Para.  The report is the outcome of the Mature Economy Project sponsored by the Stretton Centre and the Office for the Ageing. The […]

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  The relatives, friends and associates of Professor Hugh Stretton AC attended a memorial service on Wednesday 12 August in Bonython Hall, at the University of Adelaide.

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WISeR successfully led the bid for the new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Innovative Manufacturing (IMCRC), announced by the Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane. The new CRC will receive $40 million over seven years to 30 June 2022 to assist Australian manufacturers to transition to high-value internationally competitive manufacturing. The IMCRC, headquartered in […]

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This new WISeR report explores options for funding a viable and effective health sector in Australia. The report explores options for improved efficiency in service delivery, the role of public and private funding, increasing the use of tax revenue and effective user pays.

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WISeR have released a report that presents case studies exploring the lived experiences of six families giving a personal perspective of the impacts of the 2014-15 Federal Budget. The study focusses on the three groups of vulnerable South Australian households identified as being amongst the most severely affected by the budget changes. The report concludes […]

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The latest edition of WISeR words is now available.

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WISeR have combined their expertise with local manufacturing businesses and the Department of State Development to develop Smart Workplaces Online – a resource designed to support manufacturing businesses seeking to better understand and successfully implement High Performance Workplace Systems (HPWS). Complete the Smart Workplaces Online self assessment at www.wiser.org.au/smartworkplaces The website was officially launched by […]

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