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Month: April 2014

Healthcare

Effective strategies to implementing and improving HITH services

Dr Krispin Hajkowicz, Infectious Diseases and General Physician and Senior Lecturer for the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland joined us recently to discuss effective strategies to implementing and improving HITH services in remote and metropolitan areas. He will be presenting at the upcoming Hospital in the Home Conference 2014, which will take place…

17 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Social Policy

University attitude: the key to creating a secure campus environment

Kathleen Baty is the CEO of SafetyChick Enterprises, whose mission is to change the way Personal Safety is marketed to women.  Kathleen has been a featured speaker at a number of global events, including the National Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Conference (ATAP), in addition to being a regular contributor on The Today Show. She…

17 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Russia is no tough market for Western miners – Tigers Realm Coal explains why

It has become increasingly difficult for mining companies from the West to invest in new resources in Russia.  But Tigers Realm Coal (TIG) are breaking the mould and leading the way, after securing their funding for the Amaam coking coal development in Russia's far eastern province of Chukotka.  We had the chance to catch up…

16 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Oil and gas workers need to step up

With Australia's resources sector going through substantial change, oil and gas operators in the country will need to ensure their employee training initiatives can keep up with the speed of developments. This is the main finding from Deloitte's 'Building a connected workforce: Challenges for resources sector operators' report, which predicts that almost 40,000 new workers…

15 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

4 benefits of adopting UAVs in mining

Once considered a tool of the distant future, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - also known as drones - are now a mainstream and vital asset in a range of industries. Mining firms in Australia have been taking advantage of the many benefits of drones for some time now, in fact, and use of the technology…

15 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Brent Murdoch

  Brent Murdoch joined Vista Gold Australia as the General Manager in November 2012. With 24 years of industry experience, including more than ten years' experience specialising in mine start-ups and large project construction, Brent has substantial mining industry experience in gold, manganese, iron ore and copper. His previous roles include management positions with Leighton…

14 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

HITH services expanded in North Queensland

Patients in North Queensland will be able to benefit from a wider range of treatment options after a partnership was announced to expand the region's hospital in the home (HITH) services. Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) has teamed up with not-for-profit healthcare organisation Silver Chain in what is the Sunshine State's first ever…

14 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Case Study: Territory Iron using UAVs in mining

The increased civilian use of drone aircraft over the past five years has been keenly observed by various groups associated with the mining industry in Australia. One profession in particular has already begun to adopt UAV technologies into daily work schedules, namely Mine Surveyors. The Mine Survey team at Territory Iron is one group that…

14 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Transport & Logistics

Padbury Mining steps up efforts to secure investment for Oakajee project

One of Western Australia's most protracted railway engineering projects may be heading back on track after the mining company at its helm ramped up efforts to secure investors and engineers. Padbury Mining Limited is charged with reviving the Oakajee Port and Rail (OPR) project, which has endured mixed fortunes over the years. A crucial component of…

11 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

China continues to play crucial role in Australia’s mining sector

China has always enjoyed a strong business relationship with Australia, particularly as the latter's mining industry rose to prominence. A recent analysis of Australian mineral exports to key Asian markets suggests this will continue to be the case. The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) released its latest export figures at the start of this month,…

11 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Dr Deborah Hume

Dr Deborah Hume is the General Manager of Rail Passenger Group at KiwiRail.  She joined the company in 2010 and led the operations of the New Zealand’s long distance passenger train services Scenic Journeys and Wellington’s Tranz Metro.  She is passionate about her work and is keen to keep a professional promise, as she expressed…

10 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Education

What makes for a great student experience?

As the higher education sector around the world continues to develop, it's important to realise the evolving role of tertiary institutions in modern society. While the key objective for these organisations is still the same - to provide a world-class education - students today are no longer heading to university just to sit in lectures.…

9 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights
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