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Society is becoming too divided – here’s one thing we can all do to help fix it

I like the declaration of independence, especially the second sentence. “We take these truths for granted: that all people are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights (and that these include having 30 people in our garden.) ” I shudder at those dark days when our gardens were empty […]

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The role of an orchestra is not above all to reflect contemporary society

May 20, Spotlightpublished an article written for us by Ciaran Frame on his Live Music Report 2020, in which he reviewed last year’s musical offerings by the country’s leading performing arts organizations. An image from the Living Music Report Frame’s Living Music Report is an annual analysis of Australian orchestral programming, examining whether the composers, […]

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Reopening of company and offices causes unexpected anxiety

This article is part of the Future of Work Briefing, a weekly email with stories, interviews, trends and links on the evolution of work, workplaces and the workforce. Register here. For many people, getting back to the office, face-to-face meetings, and business meetings just can’t happen fast enough. For others, the idea of ​​shared desktop […]

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Healthy workplaces are essential for a healthy society

The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged countries and continents, exposing deep inequalities and destroying lives and livelihoods. It has also exposed dividing lines in our wider society, causing people to retreat to their comfort zones as they seek to create buffers against what is unpredictable and unknown. Many of these dynamics also play out in the […]