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Starting small delivers big pay-off

Starting small delivers big pay-off

31 January 2024

Jade Ek used the experience managing her husband’s dental practices to step out on her own. Launched in 2006, her Supreme Dental Group has been on a growth trajectory ever since.

Starting small delivers big pay-off

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NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2023

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2023

27 October 2023

Household financial stress eases after rising for the past 6 quarters as Australians grow more accustomed to a number of ongoing pressures, but financial concerns are still climbing among lower income earners.

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2023

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NAB Health Insights Special Report (Part 3) 2023

NAB Health Insights Special Report (Part 3) 2023

21 August 2023

The latest NAB Health Insights Special Report (Part 3) provides an exploration into Australian consumer e-health usage and satisfaction levels. The report is now available for download. 

NAB Health Insights Special Report (Part 3) 2023

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Open 365 days a year? The medical chain shifting gears

Open 365 days a year? The medical chain shifting gears

29 June 2023

Henry Bateman built his first Cornerstone Health medical centre to make quality primary care accessible to everyone. Seven years and 13 centres later, the combination of bulk billing, extended hours and a range of on-site services has proved a winner for patients and practitioners alike.

Open 365 days a year? The medical chain shifting gears

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Rethinking emergency care a win for doctors and patients

Rethinking emergency care a win for doctors and patients

18 April 2023

It was always going to be a bold move: launching a privately owned emergency clinic. Dr Pankaj Arora shares why he launched WiSE clinics, how he funds them and what’s behind their 5- to 10-minute window to see a doctor.

Rethinking emergency care a win for doctors and patients

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Australians turn toward preventative health

Australians turn toward preventative health

14 March 2023

Australians are more focused on preventative health than ever, presenting opportunities for businesses and practitioners. But there is still room for improvement and financial incentives may hold the key.

Australians turn toward preventative health

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From rural health recruitment to 65 medical centres

From rural health recruitment to 65 medical centres

17 January 2023

While practising in the NSW outback, doctors Hamish Meldrum and Ross Lamplugh had a passion to improve rural and remote healthcare. Today, the result is Ochre Health - a national network of 65 medical centres and two medical recruitment businesses. And they're not done yet.

From rural health recruitment to 65 medical centres

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A brilliant career built on dedication and determination

A brilliant career built on dedication and determination

9 September 2022

“I feel very fortunate to do what I always wanted to do.” President of The Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Dr Patrishia Bordbar tells us about her incredible journey from a young girl in Iran to her career today as a renowned surgeon.

A brilliant career built on dedication and determination

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MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today

MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today

6 September 2022

Eurozone bonds yields and stocks falling on the latest jump in energy prices – both oil and gas – following confirmation the NordSteeam1 gas pipeline will remain shut while Russian sanctions are in place.

MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today
Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment

Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment

5 September 2022

A goldilocks payrolls report failed to support risk assets on Friday, with equities and the USD quickly reversing on news that Russia was not restarting gas flows through the Nord Stream pipeline

Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment
NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q1 2022

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q1 2022

18 May 2022

Australia’s wellbeing falls, but the gap by income now at its narrowest in almost 3 years. Wellbeing diverging across the country, highest in TAS & lowest in WA. Home ownership a significant differentiator. Household financial stress up slightly but falling for low income earners & rising sharply for those on higher incomes. The share of Australians experiencing some form of financial hardship now at a survey low.

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q1 2022

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Property Insights Webinar

Property Insights Webinar

15 February 2022

Peter Loukas, Property Executive NAB presents his insights on the residential property survey.

Property Insights Webinar

Webinar

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2021

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2021

16 December 2021

Australia's wellbeing levels fall sharply as lockdowns bite in several states. But financial stress has eased & fewer Australians are experiencing financial hardship.

NAB Australian Wellbeing Survey Q3 2021

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Corporate care: Where it started, where it’s going

Corporate care: Where it started, where it’s going

17 September 2021

Corporate care, also known as the integrated health model, radically altered the care model of General Practice. Twenty-five years later, how have multi-disciplinary practices proved their worth for patients and practitioners?

Corporate care: Where it started, where it’s going

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Value-based healthcare: why less is more

Value-based healthcare: why less is more

18 June 2021

Better for patients, practitioners and taxpayers, value-based healthcare takes a more holistic approach to funding and treatment – and it’s gaining momentum.

Value-based healthcare: why less is more

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The business of health: what the future has in store

The business of health: what the future has in store

18 December 2020

It was the biggest health crisis in a generation yet, during the worst of the 2020 pandemic, many primary care practices were quieter than ever. As recovery gets under way, we study COVID’s current and future impact on operating a healthcare business.

The business of health: what the future has in store

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More affordable and specialist homes

More affordable and specialist homes

11 October 2019

More Australians will be able to access affordable housing following a $2 billion commitment from NAB which will see more homes being built across the nation.

More affordable and specialist homes
The future of health: CSIRO’s 4 key predictions

The future of health: CSIRO’s 4 key predictions

29 April 2019

CSIRO’s Future of Health report details what’s needed to keep Australia’s health system efficient, equitable and affordable. Here, we examine four key themes for healthcare business owners.

The future of health: CSIRO’s 4 key predictions
State Economic Handbook: April 2019

State Economic Handbook: April 2019

18 April 2019

Deterioration in conditions in most states, with current momentum negative. Household sector weakness evident, investment still ok (outside mining), while agri. facing easing prices and needs rain. Housing sector downturn, population growth centred on the eastern states, agricultural prices easing.

State Economic Handbook: April 2019
The case for sustainable healthcare

The case for sustainable healthcare

23 January 2019

There’s growing awareness across industry, government and the community that we need to improve the way we design, build and operate the buildings in which we heal.

The case for sustainable healthcare
The business of health in the digital age

The business of health in the digital age

5 December 2018

Healthcare providers want to operate efficiently while providing the best possible care for their patients. Here’s how digitisation – My Health Record specifically – can help with both.

The business of health in the digital age
Could corporate health be for you?

Could corporate health be for you?

16 October 2018

There are good reasons to join forces with like-minded medical practitioners – but there are challenges to consider, too. NAB Health’s Tim Daha and Stephen Power take a look at the pros and cons of corporate medicine.

Could corporate health be for you?
Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

24 August 2018

Passion, history, ambition. There can be many reasons business owners follow their dream. We asked five company heads to explain their ‘why’.

Why I do what I do
NAB increases its business focus on health

NAB increases its business focus on health

20 July 2018

NAB is determined that our country’s small and medium sized enterprises, our country’s engine room, can embrace opportunities in the years ahead. For the health sector, we believe it’s a matter of ‘go forth and grow’.

NAB increases its business focus on health
NAB Infrastructure Survey 2018

NAB Infrastructure Survey 2018

4 July 2018

New research released today by NAB shows electricity and roads have the biggest impact on our daily lives - affecting almost 1 in 2 people (either positively or negatively).

NAB Infrastructure Survey 2018
Is eHealth the key to a healthier practice?

Is eHealth the key to a healthier practice?

19 June 2018

An ‘e’ prefix tends to indicate a technological leap forward, and that’s certainly the case for ‘eHealth’. It’s helping patients manage their own health and changing their relationship with healthcare providers. So, where does that leave your bottom line? NAB’s Cameron Fuller examines the impact of technology and contemplates potentially profitable new business models.

Is eHealth the key to a healthier practice?
24 Hours with Elissa Renouf

24 Hours with Elissa Renouf

20 May 2018

Rising to the challenge of parenting four children with Type 1 diabetes prompted Elissa Renouf to found Diabete-ezy, a rapidly expanding business whose products help other sufferers manage the condition. We spend a day with her in export and expansion mode.

24 Hours with Elissa Renouf
Australian Housing Market Update: May 2018

Australian Housing Market Update: May 2018

16 May 2018

Nationally dwelling values continued their downwards trend last month; the seventh consecutive month on month decline since the national index series peaked in September last year.

Australian Housing Market Update: May 2018
Spikes in demand: preparing

Spikes in demand: preparing

10 May 2018

A big order could completely transform your business but there’s a limit to how much anyone (or any small business) can handle. BDO partner Dr Mark Pizzacalla and Total Image Group CEO Pamela Jabbour discuss preparation, parameters and being strong enough to say ‘no’.

Spikes in demand: preparing
Face it: the future is here

Face it: the future is here

10 May 2018

Biometric authentication is being rolled out across various industries – and the possibilities feel endless.

Face it: the future is here
Healing power of sweet design

Healing power of sweet design

4 May 2018

Daylight, a sense of space, a natural outlook… architecture professor Julie Willis on how Australia is taking up the ethos of beautiful hospital design.

Healing power of sweet design
The secrets of successful goal-setting

The secrets of successful goal-setting

20 April 2018

Setting goals can drive business success – but it doesn’t come naturally to many small business owners. Consultant and author Stephen Barnes shares tips on how to get started, how to set effective goals and how to motivate your staff to reach their targets.

The secrets of successful goal-setting
Australian Housing Market Update: April 2018

Australian Housing Market Update: April 2018

16 April 2018

Australian dwelling values held firm in March, with the combined capitals continuing a softening trend, recording a 0.2% fall, while regional markets saw a 0.4% rise in values over the month.

Australian Housing Market Update: April 2018
Taking dermatology out of town

Taking dermatology out of town

22 March 2018

Online dermatology consults for rural Australians… how a ground-breaking new Teledermatologist platform is delivering specialist care to rural and remote patients.

Taking dermatology out of town
NAB Monthly Business Survey: February 2018

NAB Monthly Business Survey: February 2018

13 March 2018

The business conditions index moved 3pts higher to +21 index points. This is a record high since the monthly survey commenced in March 1997, although the same measure in NAB’s quarterly survey reached this level in 1994.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: February 2018
Australian Housing Market Update: March 2018

Australian Housing Market Update: March 2018

13 March 2018

Nationally, dwelling values recorded their fifth consecutive monthly decline in February, taking the value of housing 0.8% lower since the market peaked in September last year.

Australian Housing Market Update: March 2018
Sustainable business changes the face of remote communities

Sustainable business changes the face of remote communities

6 March 2018

The award-winning Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation has created jobs in some of Australia’s most isolated communities. CEO Alastair King explains how ALPA is creating the jobs that are key to building successful communities in remote locations.

Sustainable business changes the face of remote communities
Chatbots: plugging the gaps in healthcare and banking

Chatbots: plugging the gaps in healthcare and banking

21 February 2018

Chatbots are ready to answer questions 24 hours a day – a big plus when you’re talking health or finances. Dana Bradford, senior research scientist at CSIRO, and NAB’s head of innovation Jonathan Davey discuss how conversations with machines could make life easier.

Chatbots: plugging the gaps in healthcare and banking
Australian Housing Market Update: February 2018

Australian Housing Market Update: February 2018

15 February 2018

CoreLogic reported further slippage in dwelling values over the first month of 2018, with national dwelling values recording their second consecutive month on month decline. After dwelling values held firm in October and November, they slipped by a third of a percent in both December and January to be down 0.7% from their peak.

Australian Housing Market Update: February 2018
NAB Quarterly Business Survey: December Quarter 2017

NAB Quarterly Business Survey: December Quarter 2017

8 February 2018

The quarterly NAB Business Survey gives a more in-depth probe into the conditions facing Australian business than the monthly survey, and also provides extra information about how firms perceive the outlook for their respective industries.

NAB Quarterly Business Survey: December Quarter 2017
Helping to finance the hospitals of the future

Helping to finance the hospitals of the future

31 January 2018

As the cost of healthcare continues to rise, state and federal government budgets are facing a growing challenge of balancing the competing needs of health-care expenditure with other areas of spending such as schools and roads.

Helping to finance the hospitals of the future
The race is on: why Australia can lead in health innovation

The race is on: why Australia can lead in health innovation

25 January 2018

The race is on to cut costs and save lives. As a nation, we have an impressive history of healthcare innovation – but what of the future? And what’s our place in the race to find new, cost-effective ways to diagnose, treat and prevent illness?

The race is on: why Australia can lead in health innovation
Health professionals, are you making the most of your accountant?

Health professionals, are you making the most of your accountant?

12 January 2018

Could you get more value from your financial services provider? If you only ever talk tax, you could be missing out. Stannards’ Marino Angelini explains changes in the health practice and accountant relationship and why wealth building, cost cutting and asset protection should all be part of the service.

Health professionals, are you making the most of your accountant?
Tree change? The pros and cons of running a rural pharmacy

Tree change? The pros and cons of running a rural pharmacy

20 October 2017

What does it take to run a successful rural pharmacy? Two business owners – including the winner of this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy of the Year Award – discuss the challenges and rewards of working in a small town.

Tree change? The pros and cons of running a rural pharmacy
State Economic Handbook: October 2017

State Economic Handbook: October 2017

17 October 2017

Economic growth in most states is expected to strengthen somewhat in 2017-18 before moderating a little in 2018-19 as dwelling investment and LNG exports peak.

State Economic Handbook: October 2017
The day after tomorrow’s economy

The day after tomorrow’s economy

25 August 2017

NAB’s Mark Todd and a panel considered the future of fintech and the implications for investment at the KangaNews-NAB Fixed Income Beyond the Institutional Sector Summit.

The day after tomorrow’s economy
Interlinking expertise

Interlinking expertise

15 August 2017

Using cross-sector partnerships to connect and capture data that underpins system-wide problem solving can create better societal outcomes.

Interlinking expertise
A New Architecture for Social Good

A New Architecture for Social Good

3 August 2017

The second report in the Catalyst Insights Series, was developed following a roundtable focused on enabling the public and the private sector to work together to create better societal outcomes.

A New Architecture for Social Good
NAB Monthly Business Survey: June 2017

NAB Monthly Business Survey: June 2017

11 July 2017

Business conditions hit another multi-year high, with most industries performing well. Stronger trading conditions (sales) and profitability drove the improvement, while employment conditions were steady.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: June 2017
Corporate volunteering? Doing well by doing good

Corporate volunteering? Doing well by doing good

11 May 2017

Corporate social responsibility sounds like an excellent idea but in practice it often goes straight into the too-hard basket. Here’s how taking your staff away from the daily grind can save your business in all the ways that matter.