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Building a healthier Australia

Building a healthier Australia

Building a healthier AustraliaBIG NEWS!Springday is part of a consortium which has just won a very significant research grant. The grant, announced on 13 April, consists of $55 million from the Australian government, matched by $55 million from...

New Year News

New Year News

New Year NewsI was going to start this blog by wishing you a happy new year but it’s already February and a bit too late for that. (Or is it?  Anyone got a Christmas tree fading in the corner?) In any case, I realised I was in time...

Going Home

Going Home

Going homeI’m writing this on a plane, going home. It’s my umpteenth flight in the past three months, on a trip involving three cities in five days. Why? Because sometime during 2017 Springday caught the attention of the insurance industry, not...

Ageing Well

Ageing Well

Ageing wellHow long do you want to live?According to scientist Aubrey De Grey, the first person to see their 150th birthday has already been born. Furthermore, within the next two decades, we’ll produce babies who can expect to live...

Kind Comfort

Kind Comfort

Kind comfortDear friends,In Melbourne last week an Uber driver and I got into a conversation about kindness. The driver lives in Mount Isa, and his local facebook group was talking about a homeless man with no shoes. My driver,...

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Breaking BadWhat is it about winter that makes us drop healthy habits? I know it's cold outside and the doona beckons, not to mention a glass or three of red and a bar or two of chocolate...but still, every year from June to October...

Everyone’s Problem

Everyone’s Problem

Everyone's problemOn May 1 this year, Lifeline hosted a particularly important event. It was the first National Stop Suicide Summit and it brought together leaders from a range of backgrounds to bring new thinking and new solutions...

Sharing The Future

Sharing The Future

Sharing the futureThis has been a pretty exciting time for me. I’ve just emerged from the world’s biggest and best mobile event, the World Mobile Congress (MWC). It’s a four-day tech extravaganza, a Disneyland for geeks. It’s held...

Still Sitting?

Still Sitting?

Still sitting?My six-year old son, Henry, started year 1 this week. This got me thinking about school and about learning in general – how kids lap it up and how our education shapes our whole lives. And I thought it was time, like...

Taking Risks

Taking Risks

Taking risksThe holidays are almost here. What are you planning to do this year? Something exciting? Or are you just going to chill out, get over the year just past and look forward to 2017?Me? Glad you asked. Remember last year when...