Month: April 2014

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Fabrizio Perilli

Fabrizio Perilli is the Chief Executive Officer, Development and Construction for the Toga Group, responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the division.  He has over twenty years of experience in project management and has been responsible for a number of major developments across Australia and overseas with a value in excess of $5billion. Fabrizio will…

30 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

New electric trains bring spark to Auckland’s public transport

The recent launch of Auckland's highly-anticipated electric trains signalled a new era for the city's public transport infrastructure - although as expected, it didn't come without its share of teething issues. Auckland's first electric train rolled into service early in the morning of April 28, embarking from Onehunga station and headed for the CBD transport…

30 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Medico Legal & Pharmaceutical Law

Close-Up: Professor John Skerritt

Prof. John Skerritt joined the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as its National Manager in May 2012.  He is also a member of the Executive of the Australian Department of Health.  TGA is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including prescription, over the counter and complementary medicines, medical devices, blood and blood products.  Prof. Skerritt is…

30 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Rail

Russia’s growing capacity of coal terminals in seaports

Russia's energy industry has been in the spotlight lately.  Political tension aside, Russia's Energy Minister recently announced that there will be long-term growth for the capacity of coal terminals in Russian seaports. What does this mean for Russia and its Asia-Pacific coal and shipping counterparts?  We caught up with Georgi Slavov, Head of Basic Resources Research Group…

30 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Poll results: What are the main challenges impacting hospital procurement practices?

We recently conducted a poll via Linkedin on the main challenges impacting hospital procurement practices over the next 6 months.  We asked the participants if they thought it would be one of the following: ABF drive on procurement settings Staff retention and sourcing Improving data quality and clarity Clinical engagement Supplier relationship management The results? See…

29 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: The Hon Dr. Esperança Bias

The Honourable Dr. Esperança Bias is the Minister for Mineral Resources of Mozambique.  She has been in this role since 2005, and prior to that, she was the Deputy Minister for the Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique for five years.  She graduated with a degree in Economics from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique…

29 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Rail

The Atlantic Basin thermal coal markets – The present and the future

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with the president of Doyle Trading Consultants (DTC), Ted O'Brien, to find out his view on the current and future outlook of the Atlantic Basin thermal markets. Ted joined DTC in the Colorado office in 2007 and moved to open the New York City office in 2008.…

25 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Queensland doctor contract crisis nearing an end

The drawn-out contract dispute that had threatened the future of healthcare in Queensland could be coming to a close, after the state's senior doctors and key stakeholders appeared to reach an initial agreement. One of the main factors behind the impasse - which had lasted for around eight months - was that Queensland's senior doctors…

24 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security

How UAVs are assisting in emergency response

A fast, efficient response system - that doesn't put any further human lives at risk - is of paramount importance when any type of disaster strikes. This is especially crucial in countries such as Australia that face a large number of natural disasters and emergencies. From bushfires sparked by the searing heat to unpredictable cyclones, emergency response teams…

23 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

NSW a world leader in healthcare outcomes

A new report has indicated that NSW is emerging as a world-class provider of healthcare, with its success built on a foundation of "efficient and effective patient care". The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) recently released its 'Healthcare in Focus 2013: Annual Performance Report', which compares the healthcare performance of NSW as a state to…

22 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Social Policy

Realising the potential of restorative justice – Billy’s story

Throughout its decade-long working history in Victoria’s Youth Justice Group Conferencing space, Jesuit Social Services has facilitated hundreds of improved outcomes for young offenders and their victims. For Glen McClure, the organisation’s Youth Justice Group Conferencing Coordinator, few stories have resonated as deeply as that of Billy (not his real name). By the age of…

22 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

Plans put forward for Melbourne Airport rail link

Melbourne Airport could soon be benefiting from a new rail link to the CBD that promises to cut down congestion and travel times. Premier Denis Napthine announced on April 13 that plans for the railway link formed a significant part of his state budget. The proposed line will provide a direct route from the CBD's Southern Cross…

17 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia