Month: July 2014

Transport & Logistics

A more collective approach is required for rail asset management

On the 23rd June 2014, the inaugural RISSB's Rail Asset Management workshop was held in Sydney in front of broad range of industry. There was representation from rail operators, asset owners, constructors, consultants, suppliers and government which provided a real balance to the day. The workshop looked into various aspects of Asset Management. The morning sessions covered…

30 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Technology

Dark economy, money laundering, the next universal currency – Cryptocon Sydney a great success

The inaugural Cryptocurrency Summit and Barcamp was a great success, thanks to all our knowledgeable and charismatic speakers and delegates. The two-day event took place at the Park Royal Hotel in Sydney on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th July, bringing together over 60 cryptocurrency experts, technology gurus and Bitcoin enthusiasts. Conversations were not confined by…

29 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Healthcare

Is medical tourism a viable industry for Australia to specialise in?

Having been for a while somewhat a niche in the international healthcare industry, medical tourism is a burgeoning business around the globe. As it is still in its infancy, however, precise data on the sector is yet to be collated. That said, the early signs shown in the industry are certainly promising, as can be evidenced…

28 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Carbon tax repeal: What the industry is saying

Last week, the Australian government made one of its boldest moves in recent memory by abolishing the country's controversial carbon tax. Following through on one of Tony Abbott's main policies in his push for the prime ministerial office last year, the Senate voted 39 to 32 to end the tax, which had come into effect…

24 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

The importance of innovation – Birth of Laing O’Rourke’s Engineering Excellence Group

Innovation plays a vital part in moving Australian rail forward. The Engineering Excellence Group created by Laing O’Rourke is an example that our industry recognises the importance of innovation, and is doing what we can to actively support the rail sector. Stephen Pascall, Rail Sector Lead Australia Hub at Laing O'Rourke joined us in the…

23 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Healthcare

Emergency medicine at the crossroads? The impact of NEAT on professional values

Associate Professor April Wright from the University of Queensland Business School is investigating the impact of the ‘4-hour rule’ on Emergency Medicine in Queensland. After investigating institutional change processes in English country cricket, April Wright turned her attention to the regulation of the health sector in 2009 firstly with an ARC Linkage Grant ‘Institutional logics…

23 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Healthcare

How can we take care of dying patients in the Emergency Department and ICU?

In the lead up to the upcoming 6th Annual Emergency Department Management Conference, Dr Christine Drummond, Senior Palliative Care Consultant, Critical Care Services Project Officer at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network joined us to discuss her experiences working in ED, ICU, General Practice and palliative care services, and the importance of community partnerships in…

22 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Healthcare

Implementing smoke-free prison programs: Ensuring collaboration and safety

50% of smokers are dying from a tobacco-related illness.  With 80% of the prison population being smokers, smoking bans have started to be implemented across prisons in New Zealand, the Northern Territory and Queensland. Controversy lies as to whether a ban on smoking is really the best way of reducing smoking within prisons, with concerns being…

22 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Education

How can we get more girls studying maths and science?

Even in this day and age where the barriers between the genders are constantly being eroded, there is still a very clear disparity in representation in one of the must critical job areas. For some time, engineering has been one of the most important - and most lacking in skilled talent - career paths around…

21 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Leadership & Communication

Two minutes with Karen Lunn, former Women’s British Open Champion

Karen Lunn, Executive Director of the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Association (ALPG), former Women’s British Open Champion and Chairman of the Ladies European Tour shared with us how she envisages the future of women in sport: What is the #1 change you would like to see for women in sport in the next decade?  Karen:…

18 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Telecommunication ensures safety in DPTI’s Rail Revitalisation Program

With ARA's Telecommunications & Train Control Conference only three weeks away, we were joined by Luigi Rossi, Executive Director of Public Transport Strategic Projects at Government of South Australia, to talk about the significance of Adelaide's Rail Revitalisation Program and the role telecommunication plays in such challenging project. The Rail Revitalisation Program led by the Department of Planning,…

17 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Banking & Finance

Technology

Cryptocon brings Bitcoin technology to centre stage

The underlying technology of Bitcoin is one fascinating topic.  While many meet-up events exist for cryptocurrency, finance is usually the focal point.  Differently to these events, the upcoming Cryptocon conference will bring technology to the spotlight, with dedicated sessions on Smart Property and Start-up discussions on how the blockchain can be turned into a global registry…

17 Jul 2014, by Test Test