The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-01-06T02:47:24Z Ravenswood School for Girls named innovative school 2020-01-06T02:47:24Z ravenswood-school-for-girls-named-innovative-school St Leonards, NSW (January 6, 2020) - A Gordon-based school has just been recognised in a prestigious list of the top schools in Australia. Ravenswood School for Girls has been included in The Educator’s fifth annual Innovative Schools report, spotlighting 44 schools at the cutting edge of change and innovation in Australian K-12 education. “The Educator would like to congratulate the winners on making the Innovative Schools 2019 list,” says Editor Brett Henebery. “The inspirational programs and initiatives showcased in the report prove that quality teaching is alive and well in Australian schools,” Henebery said. “It should be noted that the report only offers a small snapshot of the ground-breaking work being done in these schools to improve the educational outcomes and wellbeing of Australia’s young people.” Ravenswood School for Girls is an educational pioneer across a variety of domains, with a particularly groundbreaking approach in the areas of Positive Education and STEM, including a leading-edge program that combines the two in dynamic and engaging ways. In 2019, their Principal Mrs Anne Johnstone, was the only woman in the world to be recognised among just five global educational leaders, for her pioneering work, contribution and leadership in Positive Education by the University of Pennsylvania and the Eisenhower Fellowship Trust. In another world-first, a group of Year 10 Ravenswood students and staff are collaborating with Professor Seligman on a Positive Education English curriculum program, called Our Story, that will not only enhance the students’ wellbeing and academic development but collect valuable data, with the potential to inform the work of Positive Education schools globally. In 2020, Ravenswood will open a leading-edge Senior Learning Centre, designed to facilitate powerful 21st Century teaching and learning experiences. To view the full online report and to find out more about Ravenswood School for Girls, click HERE. -ENDS- The Educator is Australia’s only independent publication for senior education management professionals. It offers aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education. The website www.theeducatoronline.com/k12 features daily news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content. The Educator is published by leading independent media company Key Media. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. Shellharbour-based broker recognised as industry top performer 2019-12-19T06:17:49Z shellharbour-based-broker-recognised-as-industry-top-performer St Leonards, NSW (December 19, 2019) – Connected Finance’s George Mihalopoulos has been included in the annual Mortgage Professional Australia Top 100 Brokers list, sponsored by Suncorp. This prestigious list recognises the best brokers in Australia and is widely regarded as the industry benchmark for top performers. “With the challenging lending environment of the last two years, brokers’ figures for 2019 have taken a hit, but those who made it into MPA’s Top 100 have prepared their businesses to succeed,” says Mortgage Professional Australia editor Rebecca Pike. “In the past, the Top 100 list has been based on the value of loans written over the past 12 months. But this year we have changed the criteria to take into consideration some of the other factors that show a broker’s success. While loan value still makes up most of the weighting, conversion rate, number of loans and growth in value have also been included.” Speaking to Mortgage Professional Australia about overcoming last year’s challenges, particularly tighter lending restrictions and deeper assessments being completed by the lender, Mihalopoulos believes that this was warranted and is actually a good thing for both the broker industry and consumers. However, this had an impact on lender turnaround times. “We were already in the habit of providing a detailed submission to support any application, therefore deeper assessments being completed by the lender did not really affect our business and processes. With longer turnaround times, it was all about setting the right expectations with the clients from the first meeting and providing detailed updates during the process through to approval and so in the customer’s eyes, this was the norm in any case.” Read the full report in issue 19.12 of Mortgage Professional Australia, out now or find out more about Mihalopoulos HERE.   -ENDS-   Mortgage Professional Australia (MPA) is the leading business magazine for the mortgage and finance industry. Launched in 2001, MPA continues to be the key resource mortgage and finance professionals turn to for in-depth industry issues, market trends, business analysis and intelligence. MPA is also very well known for its annual surveys and special reports such as Brokers on Banks and the MPA Top 100 that recognise key individuals and businesses and provide a unique snapshot of an industry that is continually evolving. MPA is published by independent media company Key Media. In conjunction with the print and online publications, Key Media also produces several mortgage and finance industry events including the Australian Mortgage Awards. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. Kingston-based broker recognised as industry top performer 2019-12-05T10:47:43Z kingston-based-broker-recognised-as-industry-top-performer St Leonards, NSW (December 5, 2019) – More Than Mortgages’ Deanna Ezzy has been included in the annual Mortgage Professional Australia Top 100 Brokers list, sponsored by Suncorp. This prestigious list recognises the best brokers in Australia and is widely regarded as the industry benchmark for top performers. “With the challenging lending environment of the last two years, brokers’ figures for 2019 have taken a hit, but those who made it into MPA’s Top 100 have prepared their businesses to succeed,” says Mortgage Professional Australia editor Rebecca Pike. “In the past, the Top 100 list has been based on the value of loans written over the past 12 months. But this year we have changed the criteria to take into consideration some of the other factors that show a broker’s success. While loan value still makes up most of the weighting, conversion rate, number of loans and growth in value have also been included.” Speaking to Mortgage Professional Australia about going through last year’s challenges, particularly with The Banking Royal Commission Recommendation, Ezzy is very grateful that she’s doing what she loves to do and highlighted her resilience and drive “to continuously strive to be the best I can be.” “Thankfully, both sides of the government decided not to implement the RC recommendation to broker remuneration, however there was 6-8 weeks of ‘not knowing’ if the career path I had chosen (and loved) would even exist in 12 months’ time. This has been the biggest challenge I have ever faced in my career. I was forced into thinking of new ways to service my clients. As a result, there are a few things that I have planned to implement in future. When you have something like your livelihood almost ripped away from you overnight, your perspective on things change. I’ll never take this wonderful career and industry for granted, that’s for sure. Making it through this time has given me the resilience and determination I didn’t know I had.” Read the full report in issue 19.12 of Mortgage Professional Australia, out now or find out more about Ezzy HERE.   -ENDS-   Mortgage Professional Australia (MPA) is the leading business magazine for the mortgage and finance industry. Launched in 2001, MPA continues to be the key resource mortgage and finance professionals turn to for in-depth industry issues, market trends, business analysis and intelligence. MPA is also very well known for its annual surveys and special reports such as Brokers on Banks and the MPA Top 100 that recognise key individuals and businesses and provide a unique snapshot of an industry that is continually evolving. MPA is published by independent media company Key Media. In conjunction with the print and online publications, Key Media also produces several mortgage and finance industry events including the Australian Mortgage Awards. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. Genazzano FCJ College named innovative school 2019-11-20T03:28:10Z genazzano-fcj-college-named-innovative-school St Leonards, NSW (November 20, 2019) - A Kew-based school has just been recognised in a prestigious list of the top schools in Australia. Genazzano FCJ College has been included in The Educator’s fifth annual Innovative Schools report, spotlighting 44 schools at the cutting edge of change and innovation in Australian K-12 education. “The Educator would like to congratulate the winners on making the Innovative Schools 2019 list,” says Editor Brett Henebery. “The inspirational programs and initiatives showcased in the report prove that quality teaching is alive and well in Australian schools,” Henebery said. “It should be noted that the report only offers a small snapshot of the ground-breaking work being done in these schools to improve the educational outcomes and wellbeing of Australia’s young people.” The Genazzano Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences is a unique and progressive innovation to promote an understanding of brain function and health for improved learning and living. Genazzano Institute has committed to embracing the latest knowledge about the brain to help our community understand the most purposeful, scientifically proven ways to optimise learning. Teachers can use their expertise in teaching to translate and apply these neuroscientific principles to different contexts for enhanced learning outcomes. Genazzano Institute has also partnered with educational and industry bodies to develop this work including Deakin University, The University of Melbourne, St Vincent’s Foundation and the Australian College of Educators. In 2019/2020 the College will launch a campaign to promote neurodiversity in education and to develop individual student learning profiles. It is also establishing a Brain technology Centre – a learning hub for employing technology for optimal learning, and a centre for research excellence. To view the full online report and to find out more about Genazzano FCJ College, click HERE.   -ENDS- The Educator is Australia’s only independent publication for senior education management professionals. It offers aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education. The website www.theeducatoronline.com/k12 features daily news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content. The Educator is published by leading independent media company Key Media. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. Brisbane-based insurance professional recognized as rising star 2019-10-01T01:27:35Z brisbane-based-insurance-professional-recognized-as-rising-star St Leonards, NSW (September 23, 2019) - A Brisbane-based insurance professional has been recognised in a prestigious list of the industry’s top rising stars. Gallagher Bassett Services’ Heather Sippel has been included in Insurance Business magazine’s annual Young Guns report, recognising 25 up and comers aged 35 and under who are taking Australia’s insurance world by storm. As the catastrophe operations manager at Gallagher Bassett, Sippel is able to influence and encourage her staff, customers and clients daily to achieve positive outcomes. Her competitive nature ensures she is constantly pushing her team to provide customers with the best service and outcomes. Having entered the industry at the age of 16, Sippel is quick to recommend an insurance career. “With the variety of insurance products in the market and associated specialist roles available, no industry comes close in being able to offer such diversity, support and guidance for new entrants,” she says. “Insurance is a field that breeds intense loyalty among its adherents. But although insiders are already aware of its charms, the industry must always be thinking about what – and who – is coming next. Insurance needs more exposure to younger professionals – and who better to promote it to the next generation than the industry’s Young Guns?” says the Insurance Business team. “In this issue, 25 up-and-comers – all 35 and younger – were named by their colleagues, managers and mentors as symbols of excellence in the field despite their young age. They are the future of the Australian insurance industry, with up-to-date knowledge that industry veterans can benefit from and leadership skills that will make them role models for the brokers of tomorrow.” For the full report see issue 8.05 of Insurance Business magazine out now. To view the list and to find out more about Sippel click HERE. -ENDS- Insurance Business is the leading independent business magazine and website for insurance brokers and advice professionals. A key business resource, Insurance Business provides daily breaking news, cutting-edge opinion and in-depth analysis affecting the industry. Insurance Business also offers a series of industry reports that recognize the achievements of key individuals and businesses as well as providing the latest in business best practice in a continually evolving industry. Part of the global Insurance Business suite of publications, IB reaches a wide readership in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, USA, Canada and UK. Daisy Hill-based educator recognised as industry top performer 2019-10-01T01:25:17Z daisy-hill-based-educator-recognised-as-industry-top-performer-1 St Leonards, NSW (September 18, 2019) - A Daisy Hill-based educator has just been recognised in a prestigious list of the industry’s top professionals. John Paul College’s Karen Spiller has been included in The Educator’s fourth annual Hot List report, report, sponsored by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, spotlighting the 50 individuals deemed as the movers and shakers of Australian K-12 education. Not only does Spiller inspire and influence the staff of John Paul College to achieve great things, but she also challenges the hearts and minds of its students. Just 18 months into her principalship, Spiller has helped dramatically turn around the primary school’s results; its 2018 NAPLAN results landed JPC as one of the most improved schools in the country.  Spiller has held national and state leadership roles in significant educational bodies and remains the state chair of Independent Schools Queensland. She has presented at national and international conferences and is well recognised and respected for her powerful and dynamic presentations, professional knowledge, and collegiality, as well as her desire to make a difference for students and staff alike. In 2018, she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contributions to the education field. “Education professionals around Australia continue to push ahead with the critical responsibility of ensuring that all students have the highest-quality educational experiences,” says The Educator editor Brett Henebery. “We were once again inundated with excellent nominations from across Australia for this year’s Hot List. Spiller and all the individuals recognised this year truly represent the cutting edge of educational excellence in Australia.” To view the full online report and to find out more about Spiller, click HERE. -ENDS- The Educator is Australia’s only independent publication for senior education management professionals. It offers aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education. The website www.theeducatoronline.com/k12 features daily news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content. The Educator is published by leading independent media company Key Media. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. Brighton-based educator recognised as industry top performer 2019-09-05T03:58:09Z brighton-based-educator-recognised-as-industry-top-performer St Leonards, NSW (September 5, 2019) - A Brighton-based educator has just been recognised in a prestigious list of the industry’s top professionals. Brighton Grammar School’s Dr Ray Swann has been included in The Educator’s fourth annual Hot List report, sponsored by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, spotlighting the 50 individuals deemed as the movers and shakers of Australian K-12 education. As Deputy Headmaster and Head of the Crowther Centre, Swann has embarked on a generational change program at Brighton Grammar School, using his background and PhD in medical education to inform measurable programs. Swann is helping to transform the school from a place of learning to a centre of community support and a place of exchange to develop healthy and balanced social, emotional, physical, and intellectual habits for students, parents, and teachers. Swann was instrumental in his work on the MoU that led to Bio-Dash, a world class program being funded and implemented in partnership with Melbourne University’s Centre for Positive Psychology, in the application of mindfulness to improve wellbeing outcomes for students. “Education professionals around Australia continue to push ahead with the critical responsibility of ensuring that all students have the highest-quality educational experiences,” says The Educator editor Brett Henebery. “We were once again inundated with excellent nominations from across Australia for this year’s Hot List. Swann and all the individuals recognised this year truly represent the cutting edge of educational excellence in Australia.” To view the full online report and to find out more about Swann, click HERE. -ENDS- The Educator is Australia’s only independent publication for senior education management professionals. It offers aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education. The website www.theeducatoronline.com/k12 features daily news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content. The Educator is published by leading independent media company Key Media. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. How to maximise rent in the age of Airbnb 2019-09-04T04:38:32Z how-to-maximise-rent-in-the-age-of-airbnb It’s the new property dream – finding a home away from home in paradise that will generate sky-high returns from short-term rentals. Australia’s short-term rental sector is booming with an increasing number of property owners and investors offering up properties to vacationers across the nation. Currently New South Wales generates the highest short-term rental revenue followed by Victoria and Queensland but according to Your Investment Property magazine and short-term rental specialist MadeComfy, it’s the Sunshine State that is the sweet spot for growth as it caters to a real mix of both holidaymakers and corporates. On some occasions corporate tenants will secure 30 to 80-day bookings. MadeComfy’s Calum Walters explains to Your Investment Property: “They are wanting to have a home base for a longer period of time, rather than a traditional holiday rental.” It’s all about selecting the right area. For example, two-bedroom apartments in South Brisbane listed as short-term rentals could reap annual incomes $16,000 higher than long-term rentals. Properties in the Brisbane CBD and Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast also present good opportunities for property owners looking at a short-term rental strategy. More information on how to maximise rents through short-term rentals is available in the latest issue of Your Investment Property on sale now. The issue also features in-depth analysis of potential changes to negative gearing; coverage of the national Property Investor Awards which highlight the businesses and individuals who are achieving the best outcomes for their investor clients; and profiles of successful investors. Your Investment Property is on sale at leading newsagents and Coles supermarkets and online at www.yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au/.  -ENDS-   Your Investment Property is the intelligent property owner’s choice when it comes to learning about Australia’s $6.9 trillion property market. Your Investment Property provides you with the most complete set of property data, independent commentary and thoroughly-researched articles about all aspects of investing in property in Australia and abroad. Every issue features in-depth analysis of the market trends that affect your investment. Practical tips and advice on how to manage and finance your investments are also featured regularly to help you make the best decisions. Your Investment Property carries the most comprehensive data section of any Australian property magazine, with extensive and exclusive data about every suburb in Australia to help you decide where to put your money. You also get independent expert advice on the best investment strategies for you as well as market analysis from Australia’s most trusted and experienced property experts. Plus, every month Your Investment Property carries exclusive information about Australia’s up-and-coming property hot spots; real-life success stories of ordinary, hardworking Australians who have achieved financial independence through property; and the latest and most practical legal, tax and financial advice to help you invest safely. Published by the international media group Key Media, the question isn’t whether you need Your Investment Property magazine – it’s whether you can risk investing in property without it! The big tax mistakes that cost investors’ thousands 2019-07-03T00:26:07Z the-big-tax-mistakes-that-cost-investors-thousands End of financial year isn’t a time that many people look forward to… unless they invest in property, that is. Property owners stand to get a tidy tax return at EOFY, but that’s only possible if they know what they can deduct in order to maximise their refund. To help investors get in the box seat, this month Your Investment Property partnered with Chan & Naylor to create a comprehensive tax mini-guide: packed with tips, tactics and strategies from accounting experts who work with property investors every day, it will help you pay less tax and boost your return. “When putting this guide together I consulted with seven different accountants, each with different areas of expertise around things like negative gearing, capital gains tax and regular salary and wage deductions,” says Sarah Megginson, editor of Your Investment Property.  “The end result is a comprehensive tax guide, full of useful, actionable tips and advice that can assist investors at every stage of their investment journey, whether they’re buying, holding or selling their property assets.” Of course, investing is about much more than managing your taxes, so this issue of Your Investment Property also explores a number of other strategies and tactics that property owners can use to maximise their profits. One feature story shows investors who to get started in fractional real estate investing with as little as $100, while another article takes a deep dive into effective property management. We also profile a stunning Hamptons-style kitchen renovation that added big value, and speak with an investor who has created a multi-million dollar retirement fund based on his strategic property development plays. All of this, along with the complete guide to maximising your tax refund this year, is available in the new issue of Your Investment Property magazine – on sale from 4 July at leading newsagents and Coles supermarkets nationwide.  To arrange an interview with editor Sarah Megginson about this retirement guide or any other feature stories in this issue, please email karen.uytiepo@keymedia.com or call (07) 2102 1194 ext 734. -ENDS-  Your Investment Property is the intelligent property owner’s choice when it comes to learning about Australia’s $6.9 trillion property market. Your Investment Property provides you with the most complete set of property data, independent commentary and thoroughly-researched articles about all aspects of investing in property in Australia and abroad. Every issue features in-depth analysis of the market trends that affect your investment. Practical tips and advice on how to manage and finance your investments are also featured regularly to help you make the best decisions. Your Investment Property carries the most comprehensive data section of any Australian property magazine, with extensive and exclusive data about every suburb in Australia to help you decide where to put your money. You also get independent expert advice on the best investment strategies for you as well as market analysis from Australia’s most trusted and experienced property experts. Plus, every month Your Investment Property carries exclusive information about Australia’s up-and-coming property hot spots; real-life success stories of ordinary, hardworking Australians who have achieved financial independence through property; and the latest and most practical legal, tax and financial advice to help you invest safely. Published by the international media group Key Media, the question isn’t whether you need Your Investment Property magazine – it’s whether you can risk investing in property without it! Can you retire on one investment property? 2019-06-05T23:40:15Z can-you-retire-on-one-investment-property Investing in real estate is a proven wealth creation strategy favoured by mum and dad investors across the country. But how many properties does the average Australian really need to own, in order to retire in financial comfort? We canvassed the experts and did the calculations to determine the possibility of retiring from the workforce with just one investment property to support you financially. What we discovered is that this could be entirely possible – and it’s not too difficult for the average Australian to achieve. “In general, people need around two-thirds of their pre-retirement income after they retire, to maintain the same standard of living they're used to. With an investment property that pays free and clear rental income of $600 or so per week, combined with a modest superannuation drawdown, this could be readily achieved,” says Sarah Megginson editor of Your Investment Property.  The feature story runs through a number of scenarios, calculated with various numbers of properties, varying property values, and different yields and returns, to help investors work out what they should aim for in their property portfolio, in order to comfortably retire. It also covers: ·        -  The four steps you must take to generate an income in retirement ·        -  How to set realistic expectations ·        -  Common property investing misconceptions  ·          -  How to earn passive income through property investing. “When you have a clear view of where you’re at and where you need to be by the time you hit retirement age, the next step is to figure out what you need to do to make that kind of income happen,” Megginson adds.  “Most property investors lack an overall strategy, which is why this issue, we also offer a step-by-step guide to help you create a clear and personalised strategy that will help you move towards your property goals.” Elsewhere in this issue of Your Investment Property, we investigate the potential profit upsides of allowing pets into your investment property, and profile an investor who has managed to build a profitable portfolio whilst also raising a family. The complete guide on how to retire comfortably with as little as one investment property is available in the new issue of Your Investment Property magazine, on sale from 6 June at leading newsagents and Coles supermarkets nationwide.  To arrange an interview with editor Sarah Megginson about this retirement guide or any other feature stories in this issue, please email karen.uytiepo@keymedia.com or call (07) 2102 1194 ext 734. -ENDS- Your Investment Property is the intelligent property owner’s choice when it comes to learning about Australia’s $6.9 trillion property market. Your Investment Property provides you with the most complete set of property data, independent commentary and thoroughly-researched articles about all aspects of investing in property in Australia and abroad. Every issue features in-depth analysis of the market trends that affect your investment. Practical tips and advice on how to manage and finance your investments are also featured regularly to help you make the best decisions. Your Investment Property carries the most comprehensive data section of any Australian property magazine, with extensive and exclusive data about every suburb in Australia to help you decide where to put your money. You also get independent expert advice on the best investment strategies for you as well as market analysis from Australia’s most trusted and experienced property experts. Plus, every month Your Investment Property carries exclusive information about Australia’s up-and-coming property hot spots; real-life success stories of ordinary, hardworking Australians who have achieved financial independence through property; and the latest and most practical legal, tax and financial advice to help you invest safely. Published by the international media group Key Media, the question isn’t whether you need Your Investment Property magazine – it’s whether you can risk investing in property without it! Act for Kids named employer of choice 2019-05-27T02:09:42Z act-for-kids-named-employer-of-choice St Leonards, NSW (24 May 2019) - Milton-headquartered Act for Kids has been selected for the annual Employer of Choice list released by Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine. The prestigious list recognizes the companies and organisations that stand out above the rest in the overall employment landscape. HRD’s Employer of Choice survey asked participating employees about key areas that have been identified as critical to feeling engaged at work. Chief among these were whether their employers provided career paths, offered suitable learning and development opportunities, and rewarded and recognised a job well done. Those companies that achieved the highest average scores from employees across all questions are highlighted as ‘top performers’ in each subcategory. The cream of the crop are the Employer of Choice winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards have been given to those employers in our three size categories that are truly going above and beyond. Act for Kids has been awarded Gold for Employer of Choice 100-499 Employees and recognised as a top performer in the Leadership, Work-life Balance, and Health and Wellbeing categories. “There’s no question that some employers are better to work for than others. So, what elevates a company to the level of Employer of Choice? It’s clear that employers cannot merely provide an office and a pay cheque – those days have long since disappeared into the ether. There must be additional incentive,’ says the Human Resources Director team. “The survey results are revealing. They provide key insights into the areas that employees value, the disparity that can exist between their views and what employers themselves may value, and how that gap can subsequently be closed.” Read the full report in issue 17.02 of Human Resources Director, out now or find out more about Act for Kids HERE. -ENDS- Human Resources Director is the only magazine written for and targeted purely at the most senior HR professionals (CHRO’s and HR Directors) and top corporate decision-makers. HRD concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the Industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters with content featuring high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HRDs and industry leaders from around the globe as-well-as leading news makers in the field. The Educator expands into higher education sector 2019-05-02T07:13:13Z the-educator-expands-into-higher-education-sector-1 Leading Key Media publication The Educator has launched into higher education this week with a dedicated newsletter and website focused on the university sector. A new bi-weekly newsletter The Educator - Higher Education Edition comprises news and updates on topics including research-backed approaches to teaching and learning, the latest on digital learning and innovation and how universities are collaborating with technology providers. The Educator first launched in 2014 as a business and information resource for senior education management professionals in the K-12 sector. The first publication in the education space to offer a daily newsletter, The Educator was a game changer in the industry and has since established an engaged readership of school principals and decision makers representing 90 per cent of schools in Australia. “We identified a gap in the market for a product that focuses on the ‘business of education’ - dedicated to the business of running a successful school and the functional requirements placed on their leadership team,” Key Media’s managing director for APAC Justin Kennedy explains. “We have been looking at ways to grow the product in a way that complements our content approach and leverages our existing reach both on the reader and client side. Expanding from K-12 into higher education is a logical next step. We look forward to engaging with readers and clients in the university sector more closely.” The Educator Higher Education is available at www.theeducatoronline.com/he. -ends- The Educator is Australia’s only independent publication for senior education management professionals. It offers aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education. The website www.educatoronline.com.au features daily news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content. The Educator is published by leading independent media company Key Media. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. Suburbs with sky-high potential revealed 2019-04-01T04:16:06Z suburbs-with-sky-high-potential-revealed-4 There’s no doubt there is some uncertainty surrounding the property market and especially for many investors, potential changes to negative gearing are giving them cause for concern. A new report by Your Investment Property provides an alternative route for those looking for a property in the current market by showcasing a list of suburbs with high cash flow potential.  “A high cash flow property investment is one that pays you more each month than it costs you to own. It provides additional income which you could use to pay off your mortgage sooner or put towards your other financial goals,” explains Your Investment Property editor Sarah Megginson. “High cash flow investments are increasingly popular with investors at the moment, who are feeling cautious about a potential change of government, and what that could mean for negative gearing. Chasing growth in the current market isn't always easy, especially for those on a low budget, but these high-yield suburbs could offer an opportunity to get your foot on the property ladder or grow your portfolio.” The report in the latest issue of Your Investment Property showcases 141 suburbs around Australia that hold the best promise of high cash flow based on a range of criteria such as a strong economy, local rental market and a track record of low vacancy rates and reasonable rental returns. Some of the suburbs on the list include: Moree, NSW Port Douglas, QLD Acton, TAS Mandurah, WA Braddon, ACT Hamilton, VIC Port Pirie, SA Megginson cautions potential buyers against chasing the highest returns without taking all factors into consideration. “Not all high-yield properties are created equal. It’s crucial that you consider the bigger picture, which means doing your due diligence on everything from vacancy rates and unemployment rates to historical capital growth and population forecasts,” she says. The full report is available in the April issue of Your Investment Property on sale now at leading newsagents and Coles supermarkets nationwide. -ENDS- Your Investment Property is the intelligent property owner’s choice when it comes to learning about Australia’s $6.9 trillion property market. Your Investment Property provides you with the most complete set of property data, independent commentary and thoroughly-researched articles about all aspects of investing in property in Australia and abroad. Every issue features in-depth analysis of the market trends that affect your investment. Practical tips and advice on how to manage and finance your investments are also featured regularly to help you make the best decisions. Your Investment Property carries the most comprehensive data section of any Australian property magazine, with extensive and exclusive data about every suburb in Australia to help you decide where to put your money. You also get independent expert advice on the best investment strategies for you as well as market analysis from Australia’s most trusted and experienced property experts. Plus, every month Your Investment Property carries exclusive information about Australia’s up-and-coming property hot spots; real-life success stories of ordinary, hardworking Australians who have achieved financial independence through property; and the latest and most practical legal, tax and financial advice to help you invest safely. Published by the international media group Key Media, the question isn’t whether you need Your Investment Property magazine – it’s whether you can risk investing in property without it! Cox Automotive named innovative HR team 2019-03-20T04:15:33Z cox-automotive-named-innovative-hr-team St Leonards, NSW (11 March 2019) – Altona-headquartered Cox Automotive Australia and New Zealand has been selected for the annual Innovative HR Teams list released by Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine. The prestigious list recognises the companies driving change and innovation in the HR profession. Following a nationwide call for nominations, thirty companies were selected for their innovative HR practices ranging from employee engagement to workplace culture. Cox Automotive ranks among this year’s top performers thanks to the HR team’s success in driving a cultural shift across the group of companies. A relatively new team formed less than two years ago, the team now comprises eleven HR professionals implementing contemporary HR solutions and frameworks under the leadership of group HR director Snezana Jankulovski. Over a busy 18 months, the team has successfully implemented several innovative people solutions, replacing paper-based performance appraisals with a forward-feedback approach; automating the onboarding and induction process for new employees; and introducing Women with Drive (WWD), an inclusive movement to celebrate the work of women in the automotive industry. “We’re helping set the standard for what great leadership looks like,” says Jankulovski. “That’s put us into territory that we didn’t necessarily expect, but it’s also brought far more benefits than we could have anticipated.” The 2019 Innovative HR Teams report is made possible through the support of sponsor Maxxia. In his introduction to this year’s report, Andrew Daly, group executive customer development said: “By recognising those who are pushing the boundaries and thinking bigger, the list helps set new benchmarks for the Australian HR industry.” “On behalf of Maxxia, I congratulate and applaud these HR professionals for their efforts in creating great experiences for their employees.” Read the full report in issue 17.01 of Human Resources Director, out now or find out more about Cox Automotive HERE. ### Human Resources Director is the only magazine written for and targeted purely at the most senior HR professionals (CHRO’s and HR Directors) and top corporate decision-makers. HRD concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the Industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters with content featuring high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HRDs and industry leaders from around the globe as-well-as leading news makers in the field. Griffith University named innovative HR team 2019-03-20T03:39:10Z griffith-university-named-innovative-hr-team St Leonards, NSW (11 March 2019) - South East Queensland's Griffith University has been selected for the annual Innovative HR Teams list released by Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine. The prestigious list recognises the companies driving change and innovation in the HR profession. Following a nationwide call for nominations, thirty companies were selected for their innovative HR practices ranging from employee engagement to workplace culture. Griffith University ranks among this year’s top performers due to the HR team’s success in rolling out an innovative digital organisational development system. Universities have an obligation to be centres of learning on every front, including in their workforce – and HR has a crucial role in driving a continuous learning culture, says Kristal Lowe, Head of HR Strategy & Innovation. “As an industry, we’re facing increasing external competition where we’ve traditionally had none,” says Lowe. “Online providers are making big advances, funding is tightening, and accordingly there’s pressure to look for new revenue streams and maximise existing ones,” Lowe told HRD. “Our core business is built around student needs, but we realised that needed to be better reflected on our organisational development approach,” says Lowe. “Not only do we need to ensure that we’ve got the most up-to-date courses – we need to make sure staff are up to date on delivering them to our digitally savvy students.” To address this, Lowe’s team designed and implemented a new Capability Development Framework, providing users with customised development journeys, learning solutions and real-time analytics, and a range of career development solutions. The system was released in a soft launch in October 2018  and  has been “attracting a growing following of delighted users since.” The 2019 Innovative HR Teams report is made possible through the support of sponsor Maxxia. In his introduction to this year’s report, Andrew Daly, group executive customer development said: “By recognising those who are pushing the boundaries and thinking bigger, the list helps set new benchmarks for the Australian HR industry.” “On behalf of Maxxia, I congratulate and applaud these HR professionals for their efforts in creating great experiences for their employees.” Read the full report in issue 17.01 of Human Resources Director, out now or find out more about Griffith University HERE. ### Human Resources Director is the only magazine written for and targeted purely at the most senior HR professionals (CHRO’s and HR Directors) and top corporate decision-makers. HRD concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the Industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters with content featuring high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HRDs and industry leaders from around the globe as-well-as leading news makers in the field.