Month: March 2014

Healthcare

Improvements needed for rural healthcare in Australia

The discrepancies in the health and wellbeing of those in urban and rural communities are still a cause for concern, and more work needs to be done to close the gap. That is the underlying message of a new report from the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), which also calls for more community participation…

31 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Educating and empowering young people in the justice system

Last week, key state government representatives and youth justice organisations came together at the 5th Annual National Juvenile Justice Summit, and joined in discussions on emerging developments in juvenile justice, including intervention, diversion and rehabilitation programs, risk assessment and risk management training for staff working in the youth justice and community workforce, Indigenous youth programs, education…

31 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Social Policy

Making mental health a crucial part of student welfare

University students are perhaps one of the most stressed demographics in any country. The constant pressure of assignments and exams, an ever-increasing loan debt and the notion that their entire future is on the line can really stack up. If the proper care and attention is not provided for these often vulnerable individuals, they can…

31 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Creating a sustainable carer pool for Australia’s out-of-home care children

The future of Australia’s out-of-home care children is looking more promising following the Victorian government’s initiative on pumping $128 million into the out-of-home care services.  To create a sustainable carer pool remains a challenge for those working towards a better living environment for these children. Katie Hooper, CEO of Foster Care Association of Victoria shares…

28 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

What’s in the pipeline for LNG? Spotlight on Fluxys LNG terminal in Zeebrugge

Fluxys' LNG terminal in Zeebrugge has been in operation for over 25 years and their LNG Projects Manager, Dirk Nous*joins us to discuss what's in the pipeline for LNG demand and infrastructure requirements.  Can you briefly update us on the current supply and demand for LNG? Dirk Nous: The worldwide prices of LNG are driving…

27 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Education

Campus Watch for a safer student environment

Alcohol abuse among students can be a major cause of social disorder in their campus life. David Richardson, Director of Student Services from University of Otago, joins us for a conversation on how the Campus Watch initiative can change student culture and attitudes and create a safer campus environment. The University of Otago has implemented…

27 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Industry leaders out in force to oppose mining tax

Three heavyweights from Australia's mining sector recently joined forces to oppose a new tax - one that is apparently detrimental to the industry and its companies - from coming into effect. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Council of Australia and the Minerals Council of Australia issued a joint statement on March 18,…

26 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

AMA calls for reassessment of private healthcare

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently released a position paper that urges key groups to reassess the country's private healthcare system, especially regarding the role of GPs. According to AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton, the 'Position Statement on Private Health Insurance and Primary Care Services 2014' draws attention to the need to extend the scope of…

26 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Close-Up: David Gallagher

David Gallagher was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Pfizer Australia in early 2013. He joined Pfizer Healthcare Ireland 12 years ago and led the business as Managing Director from May 2007 before taking on the role in Australia. David will be speaking at the 11th Annual Future of the PBS Summit on the 5th and…

25 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Western Australia named world’s top mining investment hub

The strength of Western Australia's mining sector was once again highlighted after a recent survey ranked the state as the world's most attractive investment destination. Western Australia scored an overall 85.3 out of 100 in the latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2013, managing to stave off competition from the likes of Nevada (84.2) and…

25 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Accessing high quality healthcare for people with disabilities – The challenges of the NDIS

The 5th Annual National Disability Summit 2014 convened in Melbourne on 17th and 18th March to discuss the roll-out of the landmark National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Based on the premise of putting people with a disability in the driver's seat to enable greater individual choice and control, the NDIS has been subject to both praise and scrutiny since…

24 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Social Policy

Focus on Indigenous healthcare needs to build momentum

National Close the Gap Day - an initiative to promote the healthcare needs of Australia's Indigenous communities - has come and gone for this year. However, industry groups around the country are urging the government to "make every day a Close the Gap Day".  The overarching purpose of the annual event is to highlight the…

24 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights