Month: January 2013

Maritime and Transport

Keeping Queensland moving: Transport in a flood crisis

This article by Matthew Burke*, research fellow at Griffith University was originally published at The Conversation. Transport access is essential for people to get to the goods and services they need in daily life. Never is that basic access more appreciated, and more desired, than when it’s taken away from us, such as in a major…

31 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Cyber-Attacks – A threat to critical aviation infrastructure?

Last week Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a new national cyber security centre that will be established towards the end of the year. The facility will bring together the expertise of Defence, ASIO, the Attorney-General's Department, Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission in a single location. In the past, critical infrastructure has already…

30 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Twitter Debate: Safer Cycling in Australian Cities

Brisbane transport planner Rachel Smith (@CyclingRSmith) is an enthusiastic blogger and advocate for cycling in our cities.  Yesterday, the shortlisted 2012 TED Global Fellow initiated an interesting Twitter discussion (#cyclecitychat) about cycling, streets, and safety on our roads. The one hour real time debate addressed six issues and featured some interesting contributions from the Twitter community.…

25 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Australian Transport Policy at the Crossroads

Traffic congestion in Australian capital cities is worsening steadily and is widely considered a major inhibitor for economic growth. A new report by Dr Paul Mees, Associate Professor at the RMIT in Melbourne has now again confirmed that the work trips undertaken by car have more than doubled in the last 35 years. According to…

22 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Social Media in Transport: Can we improve connectivity by making our journeys more social?

According to socialbakers.com, a social media analytics platform, more than eleven million Australians currently own a Facebook account. Every month, Australians are viewing the Twitter page 67 million times. The Metro Trains Melbourne YouTube video “Dumb ways to die” was viewed 2.7 million times in the first 48 hours alone. At the same time, the…

17 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Recognizing security challenges for regional airports

Providing adequate aviation security poses great challenges for regional airports in Australia. At the 7th annual Asia Pacific AVSEC conference, Bill Burke, CEO at Mildura Airport addressed some of the difficulties regional infrastructure assets face when it comes to security. Bill Burke's presentation is now available for download.  His talk touches on the following issues: Do cost effectiveness…

15 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia

Maritime

Maritime and Transport

Navigating the future – How will technology, legislation and investment impact the safety of our waters?

As an island nation, Australia has a long and proud maritime tradition and its shipping task is now the fourth largest in the world. 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Company of Master Mariners Australia and given the historic revitalization of the Australia shipping industry, there has never been a better time for the…

8 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia

Other

Happy New Year everyone!

Happy new year everyone! Hope you've had a good break and may 2013 bring in lots of joy, laughter and prosperity!

2 Jan 2013, by Informa Australia