Event Details

Wednesday, 1 September, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


Cost:  AIHS Members - Complimentary
           Non-members - $20 + GST


Event Organiser: 
(03) 8336 1995



The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: The Race to 80: our best shot at living with COVID presented by AIHS and the Grattan Institute.

Grattan modelling shows that once 80 per cent of the population is vaccinated – and 95 per cent of the most vulnerable, including the over-70s – Australia can safety begin to ‘live with COVID’.

This webinar will examine the report and consider the role that workplaces and the health and safety community can play in a safe reopening of the economy.

  • What role will vaccinations play in safe reopening
  • What does a new normal look like
  • How long before Australia starts to look and feel like pre-pandemic Australia
  • On which workplace issues should we focus our professional attention

Register now to secure your spot!


Date: Wednesday 1st September 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (AEST)
Cost:  AIHS Members - Complimentary
           Non-members - $20 + GST

Format: Zoom Webinar


Stephen Duckett
Health and Aged Care Program Director, Grattan Institute

Dr Stephen Duckett has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health.  
He has a high reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation, and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care.

Anika Stobart
Associate, Grattan Institute

Anika Stobart is an Associate at Grattan Institute. She advocates for evidence-based reform on social, health, economic, and environmental issues, and has experience working in government and not-for-profit organisations. In her time with the Health and Aged Care Program at Grattan, Anika has co-authored reports on climate change and health, COVID-19 policy, and aged care. She has appeared on Grattan webinars, in the media, presented to the US Medicare for All Congressional Caucus about Australia’s experience with COVID-19, and published two journal articles.

Anika previously worked in public policy at the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment, on innovation, productivity, animal welfare, sustainability, water, and agricultural workforce issues. She participated in the World Organisation for Animal Health conference in Paris in 2019, to discuss Australia’s policies on animal welfare.

Anika holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University. She completed part of her law degree on exchange at Free University Berlin, studying in German. She also holds a Diploma of Project Management (Cert IV).

Richard Coleman
General Manager HSE, Laing O'Rourke

After nearly 30 years in Executive Safety, HR and Operational roles Richard joined Laing O’Rourke in March 2019 as General Manager Health Safety & Environment. He has extensive background in senior leadership roles stretching over more than 20 years across a number of large businesses including Asciano, Telstra and Boral. His expertise is in risk management, digital technology and organisational change. 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the National office. Phone: 03 8336 1995 Email: