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Month: November 2014


NDIS: Is the vision being realised?

Disability reform remains a very high profile topic nationally, with the Australian government having negotiated, designed and prepared a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which started to roll out in July 2013 at launch sites in ACT, SA Tasmania, Hunter region (NSW) and Barwon region (VIC). 12 months on and the scheme is moving into…

30 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Slurry Pipelines Summit “re-energised” participants

On the 11th & 12th of November 2014, Informa ran the 4th Annual Slurry Pipelines Conference in Perth. It is the world’s only event to focus solely on mineral slurry pipelines and in particular the intricacies of their design, construction and maintenance. The event was very well received by delegates, speakers, exhibitors and other attendees,…

26 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

The future of welfare in review

By Nicole Rees, Senior Manager Policy, The Brotherhood of St Laurence (Future of Welfare 2014 Conference Chair of Day One) This conference was very timely. It was timely because there is so much going on at the moment that will impact directly on our welfare system as we know it. It provided a good opportunity…

24 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Giving ‘berth’ to peak efficiency: the challenge for Australia’s ports

Jim Cooper is CEO of one of Victoria’s major bulk shipping ports, Port of Portland. This deep-water port is located near international shipping channels which handles the export and import of bulk commodities and break bulk such as mineral sands, plantation-grown woodchips, logs, grains, alumina and aluminium ingots, livestock, fertiliser and wind turbines. Jim will…

20 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights


The impact of proactive policing practices in combating domestic violence

In the lead-up to his keynote presentation at the National Domestic Violence Summit in Sydney, Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch APM provided an encouraging update on the NSW Police Force’s response to domestic violence. Background 2006 saw the release of the Ombudsman’s Special Report to Parliament: Domestic Violence – improving police practice. AC Murdoch highlights that…

19 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights


Setting the scene for Acquired Brain Injury in Australia

We'd like to thank all the speakers, industry advocates and participants who supported our 2nd Annual National Acquired Brain Injury conference in Sydney this week.  Your commitment, experience and enthusiasm greatly contributed to the honest and energetic discussions that took place over the two days. We'd particularly like to thank Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain…

13 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Top 5 mining technologies used in Australia and abroad

Many industries are adopting new technologies worldwide that are helping them to drive down costs, improve productivity and optimise safety. Mining engineering is no different and there have been several exciting developments in the sector over the last few years that could transform how projects are carried out in the future. This article will outline…

12 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The business of transport is the public

Robert Guest is Head of Customer Services, Metro Trains Melbourne. Rob will be speaking at the Transport Accessibility & Connectivity conference in Sydney, 25-26 November. This important two-day event looks at how effective public transport is fundamentally about improving the customer experience and access for all. Rob, can you please tell us a little bit…

10 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Changing the ‘channel mentality’ in online retail

The Online Retail Logistics Conference  is less than two weeks away! Taking place from 18-19 November, this important event for the online retail sector will explore the challenges that retailers face in taking a sale from click to delivery -working with their supply chains and managing logistics. Key industry figures will share their knowledge and expertise…

7 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Social access begins at the bus stop

Gail Le Bransky is Principal Manager, Accessible and Inclusive Transport | Efficiency and Effectiveness at Transport for NSW. She will be speaking at the inaugural Transport Accessibility and Connectivity conference in Sydney, 25-26 November in Sydney. This important event will explore the importance of effective access to public transport for all members of society. We…

6 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The quest for transparency in port valuations – 60 seconds with David Bayne, Port Economist

Maritime Structures 2014 will take place in Sydney, 3-4 December. This is a two-day conference which explores the effective management of marine assets across their life cycle, whilst focusing on the latest port developments and expansions across Australia. In the lead up, we sat down with David Bayne, Port Economist with Drewrys Shipping. An expert…

3 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights


Bridging the disability access gap

In the lead up to the 6th Annual National Disability Summit 2015, we had the chance to speak to Dr Scott Hillier, Manager, Major Projects & Western Australia Manager of Media Access Australia on the biggest challenge in supporting individuals with a disability within a workplace. Scott is a leading authority in the area of…

3 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights