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Month: June 2012

Transport & Logistics

Innovation and transformative change required for transport and infrastructure future

Let’s be innovative for the next chapter of transport reform, says NTC Chief Officer Strategy Innovation and transformative change will be required to tackle the transport and infrastructure challenges of the future, NTC Chief Officer Strategy, Paul Sullivan told the audience at the National Transport Regulations Reform Conference in Canberra on the 5 June. Mr…

27 Jun 2012, by Informa Insights


Q&A with Alison Walton on reducing adverse events

We had the opportunity to interview Alison Walton, Patient Safety Manager, NHS South East UK, who is the International Keynote Opening Address at the Adverse Events Conference 2012 in Sydney on the 20-21 September. How crucial is open communication in reducing adverse events? It’s perfectly possible to introduce change to practice, policy and equipment to…

25 Jun 2012, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Social Impact talks Social Financing

Social Finance, the deployment of financial instruments to fund community organisations, is generating considerable interest from both the public and private sector. But how will it work in reality? What is the finance community’s appetite for such projects in today’s economic climate? How will backers generate a return on their investment? And, what about the…

20 Jun 2012, by Informa Insights


Q&A with Peninsula Health’s Bill Faulkner: Preventing hospital readmissions

We had the opportunity to pick the brain of Bill Faulkner, Team Leader/Care Coordinator, HARP Community Care Coordination, Rosebud Community Health, Peninsula Health who'll be speaking at the 3rd Annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions & Discharge Planning Conference 2012 on 30-31 July 2012 in Melbourne. What has been the most challenging aspect of your work in…

19 Jun 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Q&A Session: Expanding the knowledge base of derailment investigations in Australia

Mal Kains, Incident Investigation Manager, Brookfield Rail joins us for an analysis of the evolution of derailment investigations in Australia. He provides an insight into the “busy, interesting and challenging” job of derailment investigations and discusses the main purpose and objectives of rail safety investigations while looking towards the future training and development of rail…

12 Jun 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Challenges for the rail supply sector: Q&A with ARA’s Garry Whiting

With the 2012 Rail Suppliers Forum just five weeks away, we spoke with ARA General Manager Suppliers and Forum Chair, Garry Whiting to discuss the issues impacting the rail supply sector. What do you think are the main challenges for the rail supply sector in 2012 and beyond? I think that forecasting accurately the levels…

11 Jun 2012, by Informa Insights


Correctional services need better mental health support

The article below was taken from Adelaide Now.   A DETAILED study of health services in South Australia's prisons has outlined improvements needed to better support inmates. The SA Health report, completed by PricewaterhouseCoopers and released today, recommends changes to prison health services and recommends improvements to mental health support for prisoners in the state's…

5 Jun 2012, by Informa Insights