Month: September 2013

Transport & Logistics

Michael Pezzullo: a life in politics

As we draw closer to the 13th annual AusIntermodal conference, we’d like to introduce Michael Pezzullo, who will be delivering a keynote address for the first time at AusIntermodal. Michael was appointed as CEO of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on 15 February 2013. Prior to this, he was Acting Chief Executive Officer September 2012,…

30 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Chain of Responsibility

The National Heavy Vehicle Laws are on the verge of commencing, meaning a new rule book will apply in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia regarding vehicle standards, fatigue management and chain of responsibility. It is therefore vital that all links in the supply chain is fully aware of its obligations under…

27 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

BHP Billiton: Flexibility needed in mining industry

Mining giant BHP Billiton has warned that companies may need to become more flexible if they are to adequately deal with changing market conditions. The news may encourage businesses to consider their current approach to mining training, with BHP stating that more agile firms will reap the benefits. In its annual report, published yesterday (September…

27 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Transformational leadership skills – inspiring your staff

Knowing what leadership skills are best suited to certain situations can be challenging, with various styles having their own advantages and disadvantages. Transformational leadership is no different, but many individuals seek to emulate this method due to its ability to inspire and motivate people. Highly visible and spending a lot of time communicating with staff,…

26 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Ballarat rail station master plan moves forward

Plans to revitalise Ballarat Station and the surrounding precinct are moving ahead, according to the Victorian government. The community is being encouraged to get involved with the railway engineering and regional development plan, which aims to open the area up as a place of activity, while reinforcing the station's role as a major transport hub.…

25 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

VIC gov’t honours women with leadership skills

Women with leadership skills will be recognised for their efforts by the Victorian government - but time is running out for applications. Nominations for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2014 will close this Friday (September 27), meaning people have just a few days to suggest candidates for the award. Established in 2001, the ceremony…

25 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Red tape cut in WA’s mining industry

Western Australia's mining engineering sector is to become more efficient due to changes to the Programme of Work (PoW) approval system. The WA government said cutting red tape will not only improve flexibility, but will also maintain environmental standards. Bill Marmion, mines and petroleum minister, said the amendments would also reduce duplication across the resources…

25 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

What infrastructure facilities does SA’s mining industry need most urgently?

In the lead up to our 7th Annual Mining South Australia Conference, we will be showcasing 3 editions of interviews with the event’s key supporter organisations: Civil Contractors Federation SA, Whyalla Chamber of Commerce & Industry, South Australia Freight Council, Port Pirie Regional Council & Whyalla City Council. In this second edition, we turned our…

24 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Kalimantan coal: Responding to a changing market

The second annual Kalimantan Coal conference, held in early September 2013 brought together senior executives and decision makers from government, mining, infrastructure, shipping and supply sectors at a particularly interesting time for the Indonesian coal sector. The Indonesian government has only recently introduced new regulations that limit foreign ownership for mines to 49%. These new…

24 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

What is the most pressing issue the global nickel industry is facing in 2014?

Stumbling commodity prices have forced mining companies to take a hard look at their operational efficiencies and to re-evaluate the margins of certain projects. And like most commodities, nickel has not had a particularly encouraging 2013 with the metal price currently at US$13,966/t. In addition, the latest statistics from the International Nickel Study Group show…

23 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Chris Gale

Christopher Gale, Managing Director at Latin Resources will give an update on the Latin Resources Project at Americas Iron Ore, held on the 11th and 12th November in Rio de Janeiro. Mr Gale is an experienced executive in both public and private companies having founded and managed a number of private and public businesses over a…

23 Sep 2013, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

VIC gov’t boosts leadership development for women

Women in Victoria should have access to better leadership development through a new set of state government initiatives. The package of measures aims to boost female participation in education, vocational training, learning opportunities and employment. Minister for women's affairs Heidi Victoria revealed the $1.8 million raft of changes would help women facing the disadvantages associated…

23 Sep 2013, by Test Test