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Month: January 2015

Defence & Security


Spotlight: Warwick Jones & the advancement of the Police Leadership Strategy

Warwick Jones is the Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Police Management. He will be using his insights and experience by chairing day two of the 3rd Annual Police Technology Summit. Warwick was appointed Executive Director of the AIPM in 2012. Since assuming this role he has led the implementation of a new business…

28 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

Why is network tariff reform necessary?

In the lead up to the Summer Energy Briefing next month we had the chance to ask Darryl Biggar and Andrew Dillon the importance of network tariff reform - is it necessary and why? Darryl Biggar, ACCC The discussion on network tariff reform refers to the tariffs for distribution networks. Transmission network tariffs were more…

27 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights


Mental health and the NDIS

We’d like to thank the speakers, attendees and supporting organisations who contributed to the success of the 2nd Annual Integrating Mental Health into the NDIS Conference in November 2014. A range of high-calibre speakers, 28 in total including the NDIA, DSS and other government agencies brought exposure to the NDIS, and consumers and community mental…

22 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Thunderbird is go! An inside look at Sheffield Resources flagship project

Sheffield Resources is a rapidly emerging mineral sands explorer and developer that is headquartered in Perth. Thunderbird, the company's flagship Mineral Sands project is amongst the largest and highest grade mineral sands discoveries in the last 30 years. With this in mind, Informa Insights had the pleasure to ask the Managing Director, Bruce McQuitty a few questions related to…

21 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Opinion: The biggest issues & innovations for prisons in 2015

Figures from last year show that prisons in Australia have been overcrowding with 30, 000 people currently predicted to be incarcerated in our borders. This is currently the highest number of prisoners in Australia throughout history. We spoke to a few industry experts who will be delivering presentations at the Prisons 2015 conference about the biggest…

21 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Road levies should go towards road infrastructure – Ramon Staheli, National Transport Commission

Infrastructure investment is a major priority for the current government, with several major road projects currently in the funding, planning or construction stages. Ramon Staheli is Project Director, Pricing at the National Transport Commission. Ramon will be speaking at the Major Roads Conference 2015, 18 - 19 March in Sydney. Ramon will be taking part…

20 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights


Enabling ‘choice and control’ for the disabled

With the NDIS now expanding from its initial trial sites to further sites in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT, Disability Reform is an extremely high-profile issue nationally. This document interestingly shows NDIS implementation across Australia and the plans for rolling this out across different states and within different demographics. Joining us to…

20 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights


Funding challenges and uncertainties of the NDIS for mental health

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the most anticipated and significant disability reforms in recent years. It's doubling the national investment in disability support and giving people with disability greater choices and control in the way they receive services and support. The NDIS means and promises different things to different people. For…

19 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: The lady vanishes

By Jenny Strachan* On June 12, 1902, Australia became the first country in the world to give women** the right to vote AND the right to stand for Parliament. Exactly 110 years later, in 2012, I decided to commemorate and celebrate this huge leap forward for women by putting together a performance piece called the…

16 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Why is light rail so attractive as a transport network?

Graham Sibery is Executive Director, Rail Operations and Safety, Department of Transport and Infrastructure, SA. He will be speaking at the Light Rail Conference, 5-6 March 2015 in Sydney. Watch this interview with Graham on why Light Rail is such an appealing alternative to other transport networks. [youtube=] South Australia is one step ahead of much…

16 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Communication key in ensuring G20 security | Graham Coleman

Graham Coleman is presently the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Program Executive of the Queensland Police Service G20 Group. He will be speaking at the National Transport Security Summit in Melbourne, 4-5 March. We sat down with Graham in the lead up to the event to talk about the particular security challenges such a large-scale operation required:…

15 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights


8 Teaching & Learning trends set to reshape Higher Education in 2015

From MOOCs to mobile learning, the past few years have seen the rise of plenty of new learning technologies and approaches with the potential to revolutionise traditional higher education. So far, the revolution has been less than total – but with external policy pressures now bearing even more strongly on Australian universities, have we reached…

15 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights