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Month: April 2012

Planning & Design

Housing bubble an ever growing risk

In today’s economic climate, Australia’s housing market is placed under consistent scrutiny as prices edge towards unaffordable levels compounded with the ever growing risk of a housing bubble. Australia’s situation is unique due to the coastal population centers and booming population. Various stimulus packages have helped first time buyers gain a foothold on the property…

30 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Australia leading the World in Aviation Security

The 7th annual Asia Pacific AVSEC 2012 continued its tradition of attracting key players and decision makers from the aviation security sector both nationally and internationally. The event provided a unique and relaxed networking platform that offered speakers and delegates the opportunity to engage in a thorough debate about aviation security today and in the…

27 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Q&A Session: Reflections from the IHMA Congress Chairman

Looking forward to welcoming Congress attendees this May to the ‘land of a thousand welcomes’, Capt. Pat Farnan, Chairman, IHMA Congress 2012 & Harbour Master and Operations Manager, Port of Cork Company, Ireland highlights Cork’s maritime history and the links between Cork and the IHMA. As this circle becomes complete, he also reflects on the…

24 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Planning transport for active and healthy regional communities

Australia’s population is expected to reach 35 million by 2050 and the nation’s regional towns will play an important role in supporting sustainable growth and connecting people with employment hubs. Transit-oriented development will be pivotal in ensuring that regional centres remain healthy and sustainable communities as they continue to grow. We had the chance to…

23 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Reducing carbon tax liability

The Government’s policy on Climate change has in its center the introduction of the “Carbon Tax”. This means that polluters will pay per tonne of carbon they release into the atmosphere. This cost will initially be set at $23, and increase gradually until 2015, then we will shift to a trading scheme that will let…

23 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

International combustible dust expert talks minimising the risk of dust explosions

Informa Australia is pleased to welcome international combustible dust expert Mr John Astad  to the speaking faculty of Dust Explosions 2012. Based in the USA, Mr Astad is the Director and Research Analyst for the Combustible Dust Policy Institute which aims to minimise the severity and reduce the occurrence of combustible dust related fires and…

20 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights


Managing patient confidentiality and its challenges

[youtube=] We had the opportunity to talk to Brooke Whiteside, Health Information Manager for Southern Health before she speaks at the 2nd Annual Managing Patient Confidentiality & Information Governance Conference on the 25th and 26th June in Melbourne. We asked: 1. Can you give us a brief update on the operational challenges of collecting sufficient…

17 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rail Safety 2012 focuses on the human element of safety

The 12th Annual RISSB Rail Safety Conference was held on March 28th and 29th in Sydney which saw more than 140 representatives from across the rail industry – both in Australia and further abroad – come together to explore the “weak links in rail safety” with a particular focus on the human element of safety.…

17 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights


Welcoming @RealTimeWWII to the #SMHE program

Informa Higher Education Series is excited to announce and welcome Alwyn Collinson, Creator of @RealTimeWWII to the speaking panel of Social Media in Higher Education Conference 2012 as the international keynote speaker on Day 1 of the program. The 2nd annual Social Media in Higher Education conference will be held on the 26th and 27th…

12 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights


Managing electronic medicine in Australia

The only Electronic Medication Management Summit in Australia will not only discuss the benefits of electronic prescribing and electronic medication management systems in reducing medication errors but also the challenges of implementation in the hospital and aged care setting. Creating the business case for EMM systems, setting specifications for electronic prescribing and best practice models…

11 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights