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Month: July 2014

Healthcare

NDIS rollout continues with trials in three states and territories

A year after the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) first launched in Australia, three more states and territories across the country have jumped on board with the program, continuing its successful nationwide rollout. On July 1, the NDIS confirmed the establishment of three new trial states in the ACT, Northern Territory and Western Australia. These…

7 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

How can we make healthcare more affordable for Australians?

The Australian healthcare system is one of the top four amongst the western countries according to a recent report conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. Yet the industry is met with soaring demand, underfunding and resource constraints. Private health insurers are playing a more important role than before to help and improve the healthcare system, in…

7 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Sharing best practice to enhance campus and student security in Australia

Australian University student numbers are continuing to rise each year, heightening the complexity of the ability for security managers and law enforcers to effectively maintain a secure and safe environment for students. With the task to manage a whole range of environments and situations, from the physical security of the campus to monitoring the welfare…

4 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Banking & Finance

Technology

Where does the future of Bitcoin lie?

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic trends to hit the technology and finance worlds in recent memory, the viability and future direction of Bitcoin is still very much up in the air. Still yet to break into the mainstream, the spread and uptake of Bitcoin has certainly been slower than its developers would have hoped.…

4 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Skytrain project takes Sydney rail to the next level

The latest exciting urban transport project to come out of Sydney will take the NSW capital's rail infrastructure - quite literally - to the next level. Work officially commenced on Skytrain, a component of the NSW government's $8.3 billion North West Rail Link programme, in late June. The Skytrain project, to which $340 million of…

4 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Youth mental health ward a vital feature of new Western Australia hospital

The new Fiona Stanley Hospital, set to open in Western Australia next year, will feature a state first - a mental health unit specially geared towards meeting the needs of young patients. At an unveiling at the end of June, Mental Health Minister Helen Morton revealed that a dedicated 14-bed Youth Unit (YoU) will help to provide specialist mental…

3 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Australian floating decks launched in the Pilbara

A new Western Australian company has been established to provide highly innovative marine infrastructure and logistics models. Australian Floating Decks founder Captain Paul Toussaint-Jackson has designed and developed the concepts for innovative, rapidly constructed marine infrastructure that provides greatly expanded capacity for a much lower cost than conventional infrastructure. Readily adaptable for coastal or riverine…

3 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

NSW government selects North West Rail Link preferred operator

The Northwest Rapid Transit consortium has been officially chosen as the preferred operator of the North West Rail Link - currently Australia's largest ongoing public transport infrastructure project. The announcement was made by the New South Wales government on June 24, following a comprehensive review process in which two consortiums competed for the sought-after contract. The Northwest Rapid…

2 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Mining & Resources

New round of funding announced for ARC Linkage Projects initiative

Both the mining industry and the healthcare sector are set to benefit from more than 200 collaborative new research projects funded by the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Linkage Projects initiative. The ARC Linkage Projects scheme is a government initiative designed to provide valuable funding to support innovative R&D projects across the country. Some of the ideas being funded…

1 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights
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