Month: April 2015

Mining & Resources

Mineral sands: Where to from here?

“We meet in a very eventful time” was Reg Adams’ of Artikol’s opening remark, when he kicked off the presentations for the 15th Anniversary Mineral Sands Conference in Melbourne this March, and what an eventful few days, it was. Adams, now a regular international speaker at the conference, brings a wealth of Global Ti02 market industry…

30 Apr 2015, by test test

Mining & Resources

The unheralded and forgotten role tyres play in mining operations

Adam Gosling, Director of TyreSafe Australia, is always surprised that many people fail to consider the costs of operating tyres on commercial fleets and that there are probably more who don't consider their own safety as being a thing to value (tyresafe.com.au). Adam is an advocate of using tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to optimise safety…

29 Apr 2015, by test test

Mining & Resources

A global ‘Taylored’ approach to bulk materials handling

Imagine having Mozambique, Borneo, Vietnam, and Suriname on the list of places you have worked? These are just a few of the many exotic places Michael Taylor has travelled to and worked in, originally starting out from Perth, Western Australia. Mr Taylor has worked on a number of projects during his extensive career within the…

23 Apr 2015, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

How to make the transition from miner to industry consultant: Q&A with Richard Stockwell

Richard Stockwell is the Managing Director of Hornet Drilling and Geological Services, a professional consultancy with a specialist drilling capability. He is a Geologist with 18 years of experience in base metals, gold and most significantly in mineral sands. Geology has been a lifelong passion of Richard’s having grown up in a region of very complex…

22 Apr 2015, by test test

Healthcare

Social Policy

Social media for social change

In the lead up to the upcoming Homelessness Summit in Sydney, Daniel Scoullar, a communications consultant with expertise in the homelessness and housing sector, joins us to  discuss social media's capacity for advocacy, engagement and stakeholder relationship management. While challenging some of the myths about social media and the homeless, he also highlights how a strategic and…

22 Apr 2015, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: For women it’s still ‘Mind the Gap’

On March 25, 1928, five young women, one as young as 18, organised the first International Women’s Day rally in Sydney’s Domain. They stood on soap boxes and addressed the crowd on the rights of working women and equal pay for equal work. They kept the rally going for two hours. Today, more than eighty…

21 Apr 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

The freight train of progress

It is well known that rail plays a key role in facilitating trade and industry growth, and is an efficient mover of people and freight. The 2015 NZ Rail forum is an important event for the industry, featuring high-level speakers from across Australasia. We were lucky enough to sit down with two of those speakers…

21 Apr 2015, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Let’s Grow! Matching frontline leaders to the right roles

By Karen Schmidt* Frontline leaders need to be put in a position where they can do the most good, where their natural abilities will be helpful rather than a hindrance to the team. The term weed is often used in gardening circles. What is considered a weed in one garden is a useful plant in…

20 Apr 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

From abstract to acceptance: Update on AusRAIL PLUS 2015 Technical Streams

On behalf of the AusRAIL PLUS 2015 Papers Committee, I'd like to thank all those who submitted an abstract to be considered for inclusion as part of the technical streams at this year's AusRAIL PLUS. We received over 130 excellent abstracts from authors in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Taiwan,…

19 Apr 2015, by test test

Healthcare

Transfer of care: Building partnerships instead of puzzle-pieces

What is 'transfer of care'? According to the Compliance Transfer of Care Definition, it is defined as the “process whereby a physician who is providing management for some or all of a patient’s problems relinquishes this responsibility to another physician who explicitly agrees to accept this responsibility and who, from the initial encounter, is not…

16 Apr 2015, by test test

Healthcare

InterSystems announces HealthShare Personal Community, a patient engagement platform

InterSystems, a Silver Exhibitor at the recent eMedication Management Conference, recently announced HealthShare Personal Community, a patient engagement solution that provides patients with an easy-to-understand and comprehensive view of their health information. * * * SYDNEY, Aust., April 14, 2015 – InterSystems, the global leader in software for connected care, today announced HealthShare Personal Community, a…

15 Apr 2015, by test test

Defence & Security

The threat of ISIS: Is Australia doing enough?

The emergence of ISIS and the introduction of new national security and anti-terror legislation continues to place a spotlight on Australia's borders, assets and information. Dr Rohan Gunaratna, Global Threat Environment Specialist and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, warned that governments need to be prepared to tackle…

15 Apr 2015, by test test