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Month: May 2013

Transport & Logistics

Transport industry responses to the Victorian budget

The release of the Victorian budget has brought about much debate on government priorities for the coming year. Two opposing projects have caused a stir within the federal budget released earlier this month and the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel and the East-West Link also seem to be taking much of the spot light in the…

23 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Rachel Johnson

With 17 years executive management experience, Rachel Johnson has worked extensively within the freight industry building towards efficient and productive logistics solutions.  Ms Johnson was appointed the Deputy Director General of the Freight and Regional Development Transport for NSW in 2011, and we recently spoke to her about her major career achievements. Her experience and…

22 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

South Australia’s transport infrastructure in focus

South Australia is enjoying tremendous economic growth and is currently attracting both local and foreign investment. Transport infrastructure will play a crucial role in supporting and fostering local industry into the future.  An expert panel discussed the state current transport capabilities at the South Australian Transport Infrastructure Summit in 2012. We have made the  following…

22 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Is the NSW State Government backing the right transport projects to break Sydney free from its congestion woes?

With an array of projects being implemented by the NSW Government in the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan, we ran a poll to see if the projects being prioritised were most likely to help reduce the grid lock in Sydney. The Informa poll conducted over the last month revealed that 37 out of 42…

21 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Removing CCTV Cameras in NSW Train Stations

The NSW Government has made news recently with what has been labelled the “CCTV Battle” as federal politicians pledge their support to maintain CCTV facilities. The Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) ruled that CCTV cameras may breach privacy after a local complaint.  A review of the tribunal’s findings has been called after the Shoalhaven Council on…

21 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

How can we improve Out-of-Home Care?

The increase in the cost of living in Australia has increased the financial pressure on family care. As a result, the government is realigning and prioritising its policies and funding on improving out-of-home care. We have the opportunity to interview Josh Fergeus, President, Foster Care Association of Victoria, prior to his presentation at the upcoming…

21 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

China is dominating the nickel market

New Caledonia holds 25% of the world's known nickel reserves. We had the chance to speak to Jim Lennon, Chairman Commodities Research at Macquarie Securities about the main drivers for the current demand and New Caledonia's most promising projects. In your opinion, what factors have been the driving forces behind the laterite revolution to date?…

20 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Supporting individuals with traumatic brain injury

A severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) alters the ability to communicate decisions and choices to others clearly, affecting the wellbeing of an individual. It is important to understand the experiences of young people making decisions after injury, in order to determine the best strategies for decision-making participation. Supporting the decision-making process for young people with…

20 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Winners and Losers of the Federal Budget 2013/2014

The release of the Federal Budget on Tuesday the 14th May, has brought about questions on whether or not state governments will match expenditure dollar for dollar. The winners and losers of the budget have been welcomed in the media; but Treasurer Wayne Swan states that the focus of his latest budget will be to…

17 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The next generation in IRJ design and rail engineering

We had the opportunity to have a chat with Professor Manicka Dhanasekar (Sekar) and Dr Nannan (Roger) Zong of Infrastructure Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering at Queensland University of Technology prior to the RISSB National Rail Turnouts Workshop. Pofessor Sekar has an esteemed and long career in academia including the publication of over…

14 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Engaging with China: Where to from here?

The world is changing at a rapid rate and an increased awareness of opportunities in new emerging markets will be the key to success and growth in the years ahead. The extent to which companies will be seen as a destination for Chinese investors depends largely on our ability to engage with and tailor opportunities…

7 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Supporting the decision making process for people with intellectual disability

The needs of young people with very high and complex care needs have been identified as a priority group for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with recent legislation being passed to ensure people have a greater level of care and support.To maximise the potential benefit of forthcoming funds, it’s essential to fully understand the…

5 May 2013, by Informa Insights
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