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Month: April 2013

Transport & Logistics

Driving innovation in rail operation & training

The Adelaide based rail operator Genesee & Wyoming Australia plays a vital role in the national minerals sector, operating nearly 5,000 km of railroad in South Australia and the Northern Territory. In his 8 years as managing director at G&W Australia, Robert Easthope has led the company’s growth in its largest operating region and has…

30 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Call for papers: WA Transport Infrastructure 2013

From meeting customer demand, to offering better freight solutions and attracting new operators and investors, transport infrastructure plays a key role in generating increased benefits for Western Australia. The scale of WA’s transport task quickly comes into focus when you consider the figures that emerged at the Western Australia Transport Infrastructure 2012 Conference. We learnt…

23 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Improving your pit to port efficiencies

The Russian mining industry is set to learn more from Australia this May at the 8th Russian and CIS Coal Summit. We spoke with Dr Gaurav Singh from CSIRO Digital Productivity & Services Flagship (Australia), to find out more. Q: Guarav, in your experience what are the biggest challenges you see coal mining operations face…

19 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights


The challenge of degenerative disability: Huntington’s Disease

Younger people with very high and complex care needs are people under the age of 60/65 who require a high level of care and support due to disability. Examples of disabilities affecting this group include: Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington's Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. People  with these disabilities are at risk…

12 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Kalimantan Coal: The Second Phase

Indonesia has progressed in the past 12 years from exporting a paltry 20m tonnes of coal in 2000, to become the world largest exporter of Coal. Australia was until 2012 1st and China 2nd. Indonesian coal has become more attractive to international buyers as the price is much lower than Australian coal, and the costs…

10 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights


What are the top strategies for improving NEAT performance?

Patients experience delays in emergency departments for a variety of reasons and delays are often associated with patient flow blockages that occur within the broader hospital system. Combatting emergency department overcrowding and access block require a whole-of-hospital approach and thus meeting the 4-hour National Emergency Access Target (‘NEAT’) can present a multiplicity of challenges across…

8 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rail industry stepping up its customer relations focus

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Australasian Railway Association’s Customer Relations in Rail 2013 Conference. It was fantastic to see rail representatives across Australia and internationally come together to share stories of their successes and problems encountered as they strive to achieve customer relations excellence. The event was kicked off with…

8 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Interview: Planning for emergencies in social media communications

Many transport businesses are using social media in their communication mix. Social media channels enable two-way conversations, but they also add an element of volatility to corporate communications. How can organisations deal with emergency situations online? We had the chance to speak with Allan Briggs*, Managing Director at Briggs Communications about developing a social media…

5 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Interview: Evolving and emerging threats in aviation security

The aviation security sector is facing many challenges and is constantly striving to keep up with evolving and emerging threats. The 8th annual Asia Pacific AVSEC conference saw some frank discussions about the future of the sector and the need for government and industry to collaborate to continuously improve the processes. The conference was chaired…

2 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights