10 episodes

Who and what we are today is a reflection of our resolve in the past. When faced with challenges that seem like the end of the road, both individuals and organisations have to dig deep to find a new source of purposefulness and determination in order to survive.The Resolve Podcast focuses on real people, leaders, and organisations whose grit and ingenuity have helped them navigate pressures and challenges that would send many of us packing. Hosted by Amanda Reedy, our first series, Stories from a Stop / Start Nation, aims to tell genuine Australian stories of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic across a range of sectors, including retail, hospitality, education, health, and the arts.
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Resolve - Stories from a Stop Start Nation Swivol Media

    • Society & Culture

Who and what we are today is a reflection of our resolve in the past. When faced with challenges that seem like the end of the road, both individuals and organisations have to dig deep to find a new source of purposefulness and determination in order to survive.The Resolve Podcast focuses on real people, leaders, and organisations whose grit and ingenuity have helped them navigate pressures and challenges that would send many of us packing. Hosted by Amanda Reedy, our first series, Stories from a Stop / Start Nation, aims to tell genuine Australian stories of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic across a range of sectors, including retail, hospitality, education, health, and the arts.
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    S1 E9: Aged Care: Locked in, Locked Out

    S1 E9: Aged Care: Locked in, Locked Out

    The decision to let the Omicron variant of Covid-19 "rip" has had a devastating impact on Australia's Aged Care system. We speak to an impacted resident, an experienced aged care nurse who has seen the decline of the sector over the last 50 years, and experts that say that all of this was foreseeable - and preventable.
    Our guests for this episode include Dr Sarah Russell of Aged Care Matters and Michael Whaites from the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association. You can find out more about Aged Care Matters at https://www.agedcarematters.net.au/ 

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    • 27 min
    S1 E8: The System is Sick

    S1 E8: The System is Sick

    While our federal and state leaders insist that our health system is robust and coping with the Omicron outbreak, our health workers are sending grim messages that make it clear that the cracks which already existed in staff ratios and resourcing are now buckling under the pressure. We speak to young NSW father Alex Moir, whose wife Mel, a trained midwife, gave birth at home and had to keep her unresponsive baby alive as they rushed themselves to hospital after no ambulance could be found to take them. We then hear from a Covid ward nurse and Michael Whaites from the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association as we explore what's gone wrong, the strain our health care workers are enduring, and what can be done to keep our health system from being washed away by the "let it rip" strategy of pandemic management.
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    • 23 min
    S1 E7: The Farmer Wants a Hand

    S1 E7: The Farmer Wants a Hand

    Agriculture isn't the first industry that comes to mind as having been dealt a blow from the COVID-19 crisis. After all, it has been deemed essential from the start; with farmers, workers, and contractors able to continue their work, for the most part, unimpeded. 
    But as we’ve discovered, no one has escaped from this pandemic. As soon as the international borders shut we noticed the crippling absence of workers from overseas who we relied on to fill the gaps that our local workforce could not. 
    Both skilled and unskilled workers went home, or couldn’t enter the country, and it revealed a large hole in the industry that farmers and contractors have desperately been trying to fill ever since. 
    We speak to to sheep shearers, fruit farmers, and industry experts to unpack the issue of staff shortages in the agriculture industry during Covid. 
    This is the last episode of Resolve for 2021 - we'll be back in mid January 2022 with new stories. Have a suggested topic we should cover? Reach out at resolve@swivolmedia.com


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    • 28 min
    S1 E6: Out of Office

    S1 E6: Out of Office

    Today, you can’t open LinkedIn without being polled on the topic of working from home. Up there with LOL, WFH has become one of the most recognisable acronyms and sayings over the last two years with COVID-19 fundamentally changing our relationship with the office and with very few of us wanting to return to the pre pandemic status quo. 
    It’s an experience we thought was temporary, only intended to last the length of our lockdowns. However, as the months went on many have realised that they prefer this approach and want to continue regardless of being able to go back into the office setting. Some would like a hybrid approach, getting to choose when they do either. Others never want to work from home again, relying on the face-to-face and immediate interaction from their peers, or simply missing the social aspect of working in a team. 
    Whatever your preference, the lockdown experience has made it clear that when it comes to work, there’s no one size fits all model.
    Our guests for this episode include Sophie Pank from Deputy, Simon Kuestenmacher from The Demographics Group, and Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp. 


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    • 32 min
    S1 E5: Not in Service

    S1 E5: Not in Service

    Whether you survived on Uber Eats during the lockdowns or turned to the surplus of frozen goods you panic bought at the start of the pandemic, one thing we all looked forward to was being able to go out for a meal with our friends and family
    As we re-open, the message we are receiving is that if you’re fully vaxxed, it’s time to get on the beers and support our hospitality venues, with some governments providing vouchers and cash back schemes to encourage people to come back to our city centres.
    While everyone in the hospitality industry is desperate to open their doors and fill their venues with happy diners again, many are facing a new challenge - they can’t find enough staff to serve them. 
    For this episode, we spoke to Melbourne hospitality owners and operators about the process of reopening and the workforce shortages that are putting their livelihood at risk.
    Our guests for this episode include Michael Bacash from Bacash Restaurant, Jessica from the Peppercorn Hospitality Group (Stalactites, Hella Good), and Wes Lambert, CEO of the Restaurant and Catering Australia. 


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    • 24 min
    S1 E4: Tracing the Contact Tracers

    S1 E4: Tracing the Contact Tracers

    If you live in any of the major cities in Australia that have been heavily impacted by Covid-19, you’re definitely using some form of QR Code checkin to log your entry into public spaces, retail, and hospitality venues. 
    When you scan a code and check in to one of these sites, what assumptions are you making about what happens if it turns out you’ve been somewhere that becomes an COVID 19 exposure site?
    Or, as an employer, how clear are you on what your responsibilities are, if you find out a covid positive person has worked in or visited your business?
    In this episode, we look at two Hospitality venues in Victoria that became exposure sites, and whether their experience matched our assumptions.
    Our segments in this episode are reported by Greeshma Balachandran and Amanda Reedy.
    Our guests in this episode include Sammy from Sparrow's Philly Cheesesteaks and Jaine from The Catfish in Fitzroy, Victoria, Jo from The Paynesville Wine Bar, and Tim Bull MLA, the state member for Gippsland East in Victoria.

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    • 26 min

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