Month: November 2013

Mining & Resources

30-year mining strategy unveiled in Queensland

Mining engineering growth and jobs are at the centre of a new 30-year plan for Queensland's resources sector. The Newman government said its ResourcesQ framework, which was announced at the Queensland Resources Council State of the Sector forum in Brisbane on Tuesday (November 19), will give clear direction for the future. Minister for natural resources…

29 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Margaret Thatcher: Leadership skills of the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher is the only woman in British politics to become prime minister and her leadership skills have polarised public opinion in the years since she stepped down. Dubbed the Iron Lady by a Soviet Union journalist, Thatcher was the longest serving prime minister in the country's history and was well-known for her autocratic leadership…

25 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

The new Iron Age

By Francis Browne, Editorial Director – Price Group, Platts. Francis will be presenting at the Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference, to be held on the 11th and 12th March 2014 in Perth. The last decade has witnessed a change in fortunes for steel makers and miners, the communities they serve and that serve them. Iron ore…

22 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Heavy haul rail infrastructure key for mineral development in Africa

With 30 per cent of the world’s mineral resources, Africa’s ability to feed the global economy’s demand for raw materials is vast. Multi-billion dollar mining developments are in the pipeline for Southern and West African countries, however, to capitalise on this incredible opportunity it is vital that commodities are moved from pit-to-port as quickly and…

21 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Andrew Rentoul

Andrew is one of Australia's leading infrastructure and corporate lawyers. He specialises in mergers & acquisitions, privatisation, infrastructure development and corporate law. Andrew's many milestone transactions include privatisations and acquisitions of ports, airports, power stations and gas distribution networks and the development of economic infrastructure and utilities. Andrew co-led the legal work for New South…

21 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Heloise Thiele

Heloise Thiele is Specialist Consultant with Mintek, a global leader in mineral and metallurgical innovation. The main focus of Heloise’s work is flowsheet development on a variety of mineral commodities. These include iron ores, chromite ores, heavy mineral sands, industrial minerals such as vermiculite, diamond ore characterisation, base metals and phosphate ores. Heloise will address…

21 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Superintendent Neville Taylor

Neville is currently the head of the Road Policing Operations and Investigations for Victoria Police, which includes being the Victoria Police Transport Industry Liaison Officer. He is responsible for the impaired driver’s enforcement programs, state-wide highway patrol operations, major collision investigations and heavy vehicle enforcement and chain of responsibility investigations. Attendees at the Chain of…

20 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Healthcare

Mind the gaps: Mental health and the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to give people with a disability and their carers more choice and agency. For the first time, people with disabilities will have a say in what types of services they would like to take advantage of. We had the chance to speak to Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive…

20 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Leadership courses ‘important for ambitious women’

The importance of leadership courses cannot be understated for women looking to advance their careers. That's the upshot of a recent panel discussion at the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, which invited several female leaders to discuss their experiences and insights into workplace progression. Titled How To Grow Your Career: A Female Leadership Perspective, the…

20 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

ARA welcomes QLD $5bn railway engineering investment

Railway engineering is being given a boost in Queensland - news that has been welcomed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA). A world-first $5 billion combined train and bus tunnel in Brisbane is set to go ahead, despite the current federal government pulling funding for the project after winning the election in September. Chief executive…

20 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Healthcare

Close-Up: Virginia A. Lynch

By Daria Waszak, MSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S via nursing.advanceweb.com When Virginia A. Lynch, MSN, RN, FAAFS, FAAN, walked into her first crime laboratory, the Star Wars-like equipment, pulsing lights, smells of paint and formaldehyde, and evidence, such as weapons, blood and teeth didn't scare her away; it left her intrigued and inspired. "It was a moment…

19 Nov 2013, by Test Test

Healthcare

10 design principles to create a better environment for people with dementia

Professor Richard Fleming is the Director of the NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre. A key element of his work is translating knowledge around dementia-friendly environmental design into practice. IIR Healthcare had the chance to speak to him about how the built environment affects people with dementia. We will publish his responses to a number of…

19 Nov 2013, by Test Test