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Month: March 2012

Transport & Logistics

trackSAFE Foundation Launch

AusRAIL PLUS 2011 received an exclusive preview into the trackSAFE Foundation initiative and the official launch took place last night at the Annual RISSB Rail Safety conference dinner. An Australian-first, the not-for-profit national foundation has four focuses: 1. Improving level crossing safety 2. Reducing the number of people trespassing on train tracks and rail property…

29 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Wrapping up Building Information Modelling Summit

[youtube=] The two-day Building Information Modelling 2011 Summit examined the benefits and challenges to BIM implementation, how BIM affects project delivery, costs and the return-on-investment. Additionally, the Summit focused on numerous domestic and international case studies, software innovation, the legal implications associated with BIM. Speakers from all over the world came to give their input…

15 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Highlights of RISSB National Derailment Investigations and Analysis Workshop

The first RISSB Derailment Investigations and Analysis Workshop was held during the period 20-24 February 2012 in Canberra. It provided an opportunity for rail safety investigators to gain an insight in the area of derailment investigations.Over 90 Australian and overseas rail safety practitioners attended the two-day workshop and further a 25 attended the three-day practical…

9 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Cybercrime and the Russian mob Yes, Eastern Europe is indeed a hotspot for cybercrime. On this week's Patch Monday podcast, former police officer Stephen McCombie explains why. McCombie is now a lecturer at the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism at Macquarie University. Russia is the perfect breeding ground for online crime, he says, because it has as…

8 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Mastermind behind St Pancras International reconstruction determined to put rail travel ”back into fashion”

Urban Rail 2012 held on the 8th & 9th May 2012 at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto will examine the short and long term challenges facing urban rail operators as demand increases, as well as explore practical and inventive ways to build better relationships with passengers and improve the customer experience. The Australasian Railway Association…

6 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Cyber Crime Here to Stay – AVG (AU/NZ) at Inaugural Cyber Crime Symposium in Sydney today

Speaking at the Inaugural Cyber Crime Symposium today, Michael McKinnon, Security Advisor at AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, told delegates that cyber crime is here to stay and that protection will only come from a strong, unified community response. The Symposium is being staged in recognition of the impact of cyber crime which, according to the…

6 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights


Psychosis treatment makes light work of weighty side effects

Jackie Curtis will be speaking at the 3rd annual Mental Health Units Conference 2012 on the 21-22 June in Sydney. *  *  * WHEN Julio De Le Torre awoke in hospital to be told he had suffered a psychotic episode and been diagnosed with bipolar disorder he was terrified. But then things were compounded further…

4 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights