Month: June 2009

Planning & Design

Community is vital to sustainable and green redevelopment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIhl5vEr0ao] A vision of sustainability and an ambition to be 21st Century pioneers led to the successful rebuilding process in Greensburg. The Kansas city was destroyed by a tornado in 2007 but it became an opportunity to rebuild it from scratch with “green” initiatives, Mayor Bob Dixson said. “The decision to build back green was…

22 Jun 2009, by test test

Healthcare

Convergence of health insurance companies to continue, says expert

MARK FITZGIBBON, CEO of nib health funds The merging of companies in the health insurance industry will continue, but its pace will be dependent on both economic factors and the appetite of companies for change, according to Mark Fitzgibbon, Chief Executive Officer of nib health funds. Mr Fitzgibbon will be addressing the CEO Roundtable Discussion…

18 Jun 2009, by test test

Mining & Resources

Brisbane to host international Bulkex exhibition

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-DkcWjY9yM] PROFESSOR JUDY RAPER, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Wollongong The success of Queensland’s heavy industry is behind Brisbane winning the race to host a leading trade exhibition and two established international conferences at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 4-6 August 2009. The tripartite event is the focal point for the bulk and…

18 Jun 2009, by test test

Healthcare

Federal Government preparing for an ageing population

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph3w3jHm4Ww] With the ageing population increasing, the Federal Government has promised to improve Australia’s health care, says Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot. “When it comes to aged care, the Federal Government has committed record funds to our aged care sector,” she says. The government will pay 41 billion dollars in subsidies over the next four…

9 Jun 2009, by test test