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Month: February 2014

Mining & Resources

CSG industry ‘working well’ in Queensland

CSG training in Queensland seems to be paying off, with a new state government report stating regional projects are performing to expectation. The annual update assessed how well the CSG industry is managing the effects on groundwater resources from developments in the Surat Basin. Water is a primary by-product from CSG projects, although it is…

19 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Iluka Resources: Responding to mineral sands market demands

Iluka Resources is a major global producer of zircon and the world's largest producer of the high-grade titanium dioxide products of rutile and synthetic rutile. In the lead-up to the 2014 AJM Mineral Sands conference, we had the chance to speak to Iluka's Manager Eastern Operations, Dan McGrath, about the outlook for the industry and the…

18 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

IMF: Mining exports will offset investment losses

Mining engineering investment may be winding down, but the sector will continue to make significant contributions to the Australian economy. A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report said the resources boom has reached its peak, although a significant rise in exports will underpin the industry for years to come. The IMF stated Australia's terms of…

18 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Jacquelene Symond

Colours can have a tremendous psychological effect on people, their work and their mood. In a control room environment the right colour choice is critical to ensure that signals and messages can be appropriately prioritised. Jacquelene Symond is the Principal at The Colour Agency and a colour specialist specifically trained in the field of applied…

17 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Thinking ahead: From safe anchorages to mentoring the next generation of mariners

The Nautical Institute's Captain André L Le Goubin MA FNI joins us to discuss  the benefits of sharing and transferring mariners' experiential knowledge to both port authorities and the next generation of mariners.  Capt Le Goubin has extensive experience  both at sea and ashore. He was awarded the British Merchant Navy Medal for services to the…

17 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Solutions needed to spur future mining engineering investment

Mining engineering investment in Western Australia needs a kick-start, a new report has revealed. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) and PricewaterhouseCoopers research found infrastructure spending for the resources industry is vital for the sector's economic development. CME director Nicole Roocke said: "The resources sector relies on a range of public…

17 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

Queensland promotes opportunities for women

  With International Women's Day just around the corner, the Queensland Government is promoting the number of opportunities available for female leadership development. International Women's Day takes place on March 8, and Queensland's communities minister Tracy Davis said the state is embracing the occasion. "Queensland is a great state with great opportunities for all people…

14 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

ACT rail engineering master plan opened for tender

A rail engineering master plan has been opened for tender in the ACT. The territory government said Canberra's light rail project will help link the ACT's residential areas with employment, entertainment and retail opportunities. Minister for the environment and sustainable development Simon Corbell said the initiative, which is being managed by the Environment and Sustainable…

14 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Roy Hill project ‘close’ to $7bn financing deal

A $7 billion debt financing deal for the Roy Hill iron ore project could be finalised in the coming weeks, a key investor has revealed. Yukihiko Matsumura, chief executive of Japanese backer Marubeni Corp, was quoted by Bloomberg as saying that Gina Rinehart's Pilbara initiative should have an agreement in place by the end of…

13 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The next generation of railway level crossing safety technology

According to the RISSB National Stocktake, there are 23,500 locations where roads intersect railway lines around Australia. Risks are present at every level crossing with an average of 100 incidents causing 37 deaths every year. Rail Safety 2014 will look at leveraging technology for safer outcomes and as a preview, we are joined by Peter Hughes, Director,…

13 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

RMH is using real time information for better patient flow

  Tobi Wilson is the Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In the lead-up to the Hospital Bed Management & Patient Flow conference he spoke to us about improving patient flow through real time information, the importance of finding the right system and putting in place appropriate accountability structures.  IIR Healthcare: In the past,…

12 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Safety lessons from the front-line: Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG

Decisiveness in protecting the safety of others has been a theme highlighted by many guest speakers at RISSB's annual rail safety conference  over the past years.  This year, we're greatly honoured to have Ben Roberts-Smith, the Commonwealth’s most decorated serving soldier of his generation and an inspiring personification of courage under fire provide the special guest…

11 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights
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