Collaborative pharmacy agreements: innovative business partnerships for improved growth and better health outcomes

Samuel Keitaanpaa

Samuel Keitanpaa represented Charles Darwin University at the Y20 Summit.

Abstract

Paradoxical differences between the business of pharmacy in Australia and internationally offers the opportunity for coconstuction of programs which can be beneficial to both groups. There is the potential for pharmacies in Australia to partner with and mentor pharmacies internationally to upskill workers, improve business management skills and improve the way that international pharmacies provide primary health care. The formation of these relationships would require international partnership to address the existing issues of international intellectual property laws, trade regulations and existing health infrastructure and policies. Appropriate funding models and oversight would offer a new area for pharmacies in Australia to receive additional revenue as well as promote that ability for pharmacists to provide services outside of the fee-for-supply models. This will help meet national health policy objectives, enhance structural reform of national and international health policy as well as meet the focuses of the 2016 G20 summit.

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Diversification for Greener Regional Industry and Sustainable Development

Rachel Stock

Rachel Stock represented Central Queensland University at the Y20 Summit

Abstract

Diversification is currently being promoted as a means of ensuring continued growth in the economy as the mining slow down begins having an increased effect. However can this also establish a demand and willingness to create, promote and adopt the kind of environmentally friendly technologies that must be adopted moving forward to combat climate change. 
With the winding down of both manufacturing and mining operations across the country, much focus has turned to how Australians can utilise innovation to carry the economy forward. However, regional Australia has unique challenges with the reductions in these industries. Issues surrounding the labour benefits afforded by industry, economic reliance and public support relating to the industries will be considered. The problem of industry reliance can also be considered on a global scale, with similar projects being undertaken in the communities of the Appalachian Mountains in the United States, where regional communities were reliant upon mining and milling. By comparing the economic characteristics of affected regions across the G20 with those where the Murray Darling Basin Economic Diversification Program was successful in assisting businesses to diversify, recommendations can be made as to how such economies can be assisted to develop sustainable growth and industry using an adaptation of the program. Further this research, will investigate how a region’s industry reliance may hamper support, development and implementation of new sustainable technologies.

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Global Energy Transitions - Rational and innovative solutions

By Jerome De Vera

Jerome represented the University of South Australia at the Y20 China summit.

Abstract

Each of the G20 countries has the responsibility to respond to the climate change crisis and the global energy demand by developing their respective energy industries. Utilising effective transitions in global energy use to help solve these key issues requires technological ingenuity, government compliance, economic viability and public acceptance. The signing of Paris agreement led to many countries pledging to achieve their climate goals in which the energy industry will be front and centre. This paper will explore and address the challenges and opportunities held by the global energy industry to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and keep lights up in our homes.  The following research will use sources such as scientific papers and policy documents from federal governments and internationally renowned organisations. The findings of this research is expected. Through this paper I hope to highlight the key developments and structural reforms needed to successfully attain these energy objectives.

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Catalysing Australia’s social enterprise sector

By Sam Johnson

Sam represented the UNSW Co-op Scholar program at the 2016 Y20 Summit in China. Sam is studying a Bachelor of Engineering and has worked with Engineers Without Borders. Sam was Australia’s representative for the Poverty Elimination and Joint Development discussions at the Y20.

Abstract 

This paper discusses key policy recommendations to further allow the Australian social enterprise sector to grow and prosper.  Social enterprise is gaining legitimacy as an approach to better solve problems that traditional market based and government approaches have been unable to tackle effectively.  However, despite Australia’s strong potential to be a leader in this area, the Australian social enterprise sector is comparatively undervalued and underdeveloped.  This paper makes two sets of recommendations to strengthen the sector. Firstly, all levels of government need to further incorporate the principles of social procurement into their procurement processes. The paper discusses approaches to this including the inclusion of social benefit causes in traditional contracts and the adoption of legislation similar to the UK Public Services Social Value Act. The second set of recommendations centre on the responsibility of federal government to facilitate access to finance and investment-readying resources for social enterprises through the legislation of a new community company legal form and the creation of an investment fund to catalyse the development of the investment readiness intermediary sector.

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Quarterly Access Journal: Jacki Molla Contributor

Jacki attended the 2015 Y20 Forum in Istanbul where she represented Griffith University. As part of the Global Voices Scholarship, Jacki researched the global refugee crisis. Her research was published in the Australian Institute of International Affairs journal Quarterly Access. You can read her research here or copy the following URL into your browser http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/addressing-the-global-refugee-crisis-an-opportunity-for-inclusive-growth/