April 2012 News on Campus @ Bond University


Australia’s first dedicated retrieval medicine program will be established at Bond University in a partnership between the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

The suite of three courses across all three graduate tiers will offer health professionals the opportunity to undertake formal academic training in the challenging field of retrieval medicine. Course Director Associate Professor Geoff Ramin, who is the Senior Specialist in Aeromedical and Critical Care with the RFDS (Queensland Section), said the retrieval and transport of critically ill patients remains one of the most challenging aspects of modern medicine. Practitioners must have a broad range of critical care skills and be able to apply them in highly restrictive and unpredictable environments.

“In its broadest definition, the term retrieval medicine means the use of expert medical teams to assess, stabilise, package and subsequently transport a patient from one site to another. The aim is to replicate the delivery of critical care that you would expect to receive at any major hospital facility,” said Associate Professor Ramin. “However, the delivery of that care can often be in very remote and challenging environments with significant transport times required to reach definitive care. The distances involved often mandate the use of fixed or rotary wing aircraft.”

The RFDS (Queensland Section) transports over 10,000 patients per year – that’s almost 30 every single day – which means their teams have an enormous wealth of experience in all aspects of aeromedical retrieval. Associate Dean Quality Teaching & Learning at Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine Dr Linda Crane, said the partnership would utilise the skills inherent within each organisation to create a formal training program for practitioners who were already working within or interested in a career in retrieval medicine.

“Until now, options for formal recognition of retrieval medicine training have been limited. Through this partnership, practitioners can receive recognition of tertiary study in the form of a postgraduate certificate, diploma, or master’s qualification,” said Dr Crane.

The program is not restricted to RFDS employees, with enrolments open to medical practitioners, nurses and paramedics nationally who are looking to further their professional competencies and knowledge in retrieval medicine. “The flexible, part-time delivery of the program has been designed specifically for those actively working in the retrieval medicine environment and ranges from an eight-month to a two-year commitment,” said Dr Crane.

“Once a semester participants will travel to the Bond University campus or alternate venues, including off-site RFDS bases, for a maximum five-day intensive, practical residential component, to build on the online teaching and learning modules. “The combination of the educational expertise of Bond University together with the 84 years’ retrieval medicine experience of the RFDS position this program to deliver high quality graduates with the advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge to further their careers in the field,” Dr Crane said.

The new retrieval medicine program will commence with the graduate certificate in September this year and will be seeking accreditation for continuing professional development with a range of medical, nursing and paramedic colleges. Health professionals interested in finding out more about the new postgraduate study options for retrieval medicine should contact the Admissions Support Office

Author of Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued, Professor Mark Pearson from Bond University, will host his first public forum in Queensland following the release of his book this Thursday, May 3 at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

The forum will explore the legalities of social media, in particular blogging and tweeting, through the discussion of recent research and case studies that serve as both cautionary tales and best practice examples. Professor Pearson says whether you host a celebrity Facebook page, tweet about a hobby, or like to think of yourself as a citizen journalist, you need to keep on the right side of cyberlaw to avoid landing yourself in legal trouble.

“The internet has defied everything we know about jurisdiction of the law – there are no boundaries. Every time you blog or tweet you many be subject to the laws of more than 200 jurisdictions,” said Professor Pearson. “These days, nearly everyone is technically a publisher and we’ve seen many ordinary individuals get into trouble because of what they’ve posted online.“It’s especially important for organisations with a social media presence to be aware of the risks.

“The biggest risk to an employee who posts something inappropriate is that they may lose their job; but the cost to the institution that they represent could be much higher – and not just in legal fees, the social cost can be enormous too,” said Professor Pearson. A media law expert, Professor Pearson drew on more than 30 years of experience and research to write his book.

The Faculty is once again proud of our students representing Bond Law around the globe in this year’s mooting season so far.

This year we have had teams entered into the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the International Criminal Court Trial Competition, the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition of which we have come away with a number of accolades.

To achieve in these competitions worldwide is a strong indication that we are successfully preparing our graduates for employment in legal practice and business and ensuring they are well equipped with the skills to excel in any area of the law.

Bond Law students and staff had the opportunity to meet and learn from Dr Tom Altobelli who visited in March. Federal Magistrate Altobelli joined in on Law Faculty classes, presented an evening lecture on family law and participated in a Dispute Resolution Centre Basic Mediation Course. He started practising family law in 1984, and is now widely regarded as a leading expert in the field. His books on family law are used by lawyers and students of family law across Australia.

The recruitment period for clerkships took place this semester which has kept students busy preparing applications. The Graduate Development Office (GDO) continues to be a highly valuable resource at this time assisting students with their resumes, interview preparation and highlighting the various opportunities available. To further guide students through this process the GDO hosted a Presentation Series where a number of firms presented to students. Various topics ranged from The Art of Networking by Norton Rose Australia to Life as a Resources Lawyer by McCullough Robertson.

This semester we once again held a Graduation Ceremony for our French Bar School Master of Laws (International Legal Practice) degree program graduates in Paris. This special event brings together graduates, their families and friends, French Bar School representatives and alumni to celebrate the students’ recent accomplishment. After studying in Australia for eight months during their degree, the students return home to Paris to complete their studies at the French Bar School. It is fantastic to see these students graduating after their time in Australia and be able to celebrate all that they have achieved.

We are looking forward to another busy semester, hosting international conferences, our High School Mooting Competition and Bond’s annual Open Day all upcoming highlights.

The IT industry in Australia is booming again, however the number of IT graduates continues to decline. According to the Australian Computer Society, national university enrolments in information communication technology are half what they were a decade ago, yet an additional 14,000 jobs are forecast to be created in 2012.This demand for jobs, which is expected to continue to grow, is resulting in a shortage of workers with skills and knowledge in the latest IT trends.

Bond University’s School of Information Technology is well positioned to meet student and industry demand through its Bachelor of Information Technology which enables students to learn the skills that match current and emerging demand for IT graduates.
The Australian Government has also seen the value of IT skills and is currently offering an IT Cadetship Program, which provides an opportunity for students to work within a relevant government department while completing their IT studies. Students are then guaranteed continued employment once graduated. Additional details about this program can be found at www.australia.gov.au/ictentrylevel.
Based on current trends and insights from the industry, Bond has developed the following majors in the Bachelor of Information Technology:
- Security and Dependable Systems
- Information Systems
- IT Management
- Infrastructure
- Software Systems
- Web and Mobile Application Development.

The School of Information Technology has a wide range of industry partnerships and offers highly valued industry internships as an integral part of its courses. This enables students to work on real-life industry projects and apply their skills to help solve business problems, ensuring our graduates are work-ready. The continued growth and investment in this worldwide industry has opened up a wider range of career paths in addition to traditional IT jobs. There has never been a better time to be equipped with the IT skills and knowledge the industry demands.

For more information about Bond University’s IT study options contact Rob Field as listed above

A new book exploring key issues resulting from the Global Financial Crisis has just been released by three Bond University academics. Entitled Regulatory Failure and the Global Financial Crisis: An Australian Perspective, the book brings together expert contributors from both the academic and business world.

Based on papers presented at a symposium held in 2010, the book explores why the global financial crisis occurred and the wide-reaching fallout from it. The book’s three editors from Bond University, Professor Mohamed Ariff, Emeritus Professor John Farrar and Professor Ahmed Khalid, acknowledged that while other books on the GFC had already been published, theirs has a different objective.

“Our book has a multi-profession focus and includes contributors from regulatory organisations, prudential institutions, and securities commissions, just to name a few,” said Professor Ahmed Khalid. “This wide-ranging evaluation of the issues associated with the GFC has produced a book that is relevant across industries and incorporates expert knowledge to deliver recommendations for the implementation of preventative measures for a future crisis.”

A key feature of the book is a chapter entitled “The Global Credit Crisis and China’s Exchange Rate”, contributed by Professor Ronald I. McKinnon, a well known economist and China expert and a William D. Eberle Professor of International Economics at Stanford University. Regulatory Failure and the Global Financial Crisis: An Australian Perspective is a must-read resource for scholars as well as practitioners including accountants, lawyers and financial market players.

Somebody That I Used to Know, featuring songstress Kimbra, is at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after selling a whopping 542,000 copies in the past week. The break-up anthem's success has been boosted by Gotye's performances at the Coachella music festival and on Saturday Night Live last weekend.

Fox's hit TV musical Glee also covered the song in a recent episode. Gotye's album Making Mirrors is also selling well and is currently sitting at number seven on the Billboard album chart. Released in Australia in July last year, Somebody That I Used To Know became a huge success locally and was voted number one in triple j's Hottest 100 in January. The track spent eight weeks at number one on the ARIA singles chart last year. It went on to win ARIA Awards for song of the year and best video.

The Australian-Belgian multi-instrumental artist, whose real name is Wouter "Wally" De Backer, was also named best male artist and producer of the year at the music industry event. Making Mirrors is Gotye's third album and it was recorded entirely at his parents farm on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. It won triple j's 2011 album of the year award. The patchwork clip for Somebody That I Used To Know has received more than 160 million views on YouTube.

List of singles by Australian acts which have topped the US Hot 100.
August 1971 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? (Bee Gees)
December 1972 I Am Woman (Helen Reddy)
September 1973 Delta Dawn (Helen Reddy)
October 1974 I Honestly Love You (Olivia Newton-John)
December 1974 Angie Baby (Helen Reddy)
March 1975 Have You Never Been Mellow (Olivia Newton-John)
August 1975 Jive Talkin' (Bee Gees)
September 1976 You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees)
July 1977 I Just Want To Be Your Everything (Andy Gibb)
December 1977 How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
February 1978 Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees)
March 1978 (Love Is) Thicker Than Water (Andy Gibb)
March 1978 Night Fever (Bee Gees)
June 1978 You're The One That I Want (Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta)
June 1978 Shadow Dancing (Andy Gibb)
January 1979 Too Much Heaven (Bee Gees)
March 1979 Tragedy (Bee Gees)
June 1979 Love You Inside Out (Bee Gees)
August 1980 Magic (Olivia Newton-John)
July 1981 The One That You Love (Air Supply)
August 1981 Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield)
November 1981 Physical (Olivia Newton-John)
October 1982 Who Can It Be Now? (Men at Work)
January 1983 Down Under (Men at Work)
January 1988 Need You Tonight (INXS)
January 1998 Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
January 2000 I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden)
April 2012 Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye)

Source: Wikipedia


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Applications for the Endeavour Awards are open each year from 1 April to 30 June.


Whether you’re studying or working, or balancing both, it’s easy for your to-do list to become overwhelming. Here are our top five tips to keep things under control.

1. Make a list and keep it up to date – crossing things off is very satisfying
2. Determine priority – which items are most important or have the most benefit – start these first
3. Set attainable goals – and adjust them if necessary if you honestly need more time
4. Be flexible – you may need to change priorities when new things hit your desk
5. Set deadlines – spending too much time on a task can be as damaging as too little time

The CSIRO has secured $220 million in a settlement following a second round of litigation in the United States over its wireless local area network (WLAN) technology. WLAN is in more than three billion devices worldwide, including mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers.

A team of CSIRO scientists invented the technology in the 1990s and it is the second time the organisation has settled with companies over its use, with $205 million collected in 2009. License agreements with 23 companies cover about 90 per cent of the industry, but the names of the companies involved have been kept confidential as a part of settlement conditions.

Minister for Science and Research Senator Chris Evans said people all over the world were using WLAN. "The work in radioastronomy by CSIRO scientists here at home is having a positive impact on the way people live right around the world," Senator Evans said. "It's hard to imagine an Australian-invented technology that has had a greater impact on the way we live and work." Senator Evans said the cost of taking the legal action was still being worked out.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 May
Bringing together the very best of the boating industry to showcase the latest products on a local, national and international stage, this event proves year on year to be a must see. The show displays a wide selection of marine products and services so there's something for everyone.

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival - Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 May
The 2012 Blues on Broadbeach festival is a completely free event, so get ready to experience a blues infused journey with an array of local and international artists. The festival will see Broadbeach come alive over a 4 day long event for all ages, with 15 outdoor stages.

Cooly Rocks On Friday 1 - Monday 11 June
See Rock 'n Roll, Rockabilly Bands, Dancers, Hot Rods, Classic Cars and Surfers at this years Cooly Rocks On event. The Kirra Surf precinct will capture the heart of any surfing enthusiast. This festival features everything that was cool about the 1950s and 60s and everything that's hot about 2012.

Jupiters Gold Coast National Finals Rodeo - Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 June
The top 15 Cowboys and Cowgirls compete for the Australian titles. The event is not your typical outback rodeo. With all the flair and extravaganza of a mini Las Vegas style production, it is aimed to suit all and gives you a taste of the outback. Get your tickets now.

Gold Coast Marathon June 30 - July 1 2012
Students participate as an event of the Australian University Games


Chinese Business Trainers (Kenya) was recently rewarded the 2012 Chinese Tourist Welcoming (CTW) Awards – Silver Award for Product Innovation. Founder of Chinese Business Trainers, Miss Sandra Rwese, had long predicted the shift in tourism and travel numbers favouring BRICS economies which are so far dominating global consumerism (owing to a swell in their middle-class populations). Precipitated by rapid changes in tourism consumption, especially in emerging markets and product diversity, most service operators are now forced to reconsider their strategic plans; in order to define new ones and to tap into new markets like China.

“Product Innovation” is therefore at the heart of competitive advantage and sustainable economic growth. From airlines, to luxury spas, casinos and shopping malls, every service operator involved along the hospitality supply chain is rushing to understand and revolutionise their products and services in favour of emerging zones like China.

However, what they fail to understand is that Chinese consumers are very unique. If hospitality products and services aren’t customised to suit Chinese preferences and standards of quality, then chances are they will rarely warm up to whatever leisure experiences are on offer. China-preparedness is essential to success. And product innovation is undoubtedly at the core of new business strategy formulation.

It’s also a great honour for Kenya, a country heavily reliant on tourism earnings for much-needed foreign exchange currency. The CTW Awards is a prestigious international prize, historically drawing competitors from other A-list hospitality operators such as:

• Switzerland Tourism (Switzerland)
• Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai)
• Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau (Finland)
• Hard Rock Café (USA)
• The Voortrekker Monument (South Africa)
• Banff Lake Louise Tourism (Canada)
• Northwest Airlines (USA)

Students Sara Trainor and Indhia Duncan were victorious in the country’s largest and most prestigious mooting competition – the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition – held in Mumbai in February. Sara was also awarded Best Advocate of the competition.

The team was supported by fellow student Chantal McNaught who participated in the “researcher’s test” – an element unique to the competition. She placed a credible third amongst a high calibre of competitors.

This victory marked the fourth win in a year for the Faculty, which also triumphed at The Hague’s International Criminal Court Trial Competition, the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Hong Kong), and the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) Wanhuida Cup Moot Court Competition in 2011.Sara and Indhia were coached by fellow student Tsjatsja Westerveld, who missed her own graduation ceremony at Bond University to accompany the pair to India. Tsjatsja was also part of Bond Law’s winning team at the BFSU Cup.


FUJIFILM Australia’s Managing Director Dave Marshall.

Dave spoke about the company’s decades-long competition with Kodak and others which had seen FUJIFILM grow, diversify and prosper in the new digital world, while its competitors had been unable to match its success. Dave outlined how the company developed a highly successful strategy and culture based around in-house research and development, operational focus, new product development, strategic partnerships and an almost fanatical focus on its customers to guarantee its future prosperity and success. The guests represented a diverse range of industries from telecommunications, to law, transport and technology.