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Month: May 2015

Transport & Logistics

Yarra Trams’ safety journey: Why knowing one’s accountabilities is critical

At the RISSB 2015 Rail Safety Conference, Yarra Trams Chief Executive Officer Clément Michel shared some insights about his career as well as a detailed discussion on how a successful transformational safety journey for the tram industry can be achieved. The work that we don't want to do Shortly before assuming the Managing Director’s role…

15 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

How to make the transition from miner to industry consultant: Q&A with Bernie Garrett

Bernie Garrett is the Owner and Director of Foundation Leadership, a coaching and training consultancy that offers courses and workshops for professional and personal development. Bernie wasn't always the industry consultant he is today. After being made redundant in 2013, he set up a business to do what he realised he had been doing in his…

14 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Counter-terrorism efforts open door to privacy breaches

Controversial data retention laws were recently passed in March this year amidst privacy abuse concerns. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015 forces telecommunications companies and internet service providers (ISPs) to hold clients' metadata for two years. Although this Bill was passed on the grounds of terrorism and serious crime prevention, access…

13 May 2015, by Informa Insights


Increasing student engagement, aspiration and achievement in STEM education

The 2nd Annual STEM Education Conference will be taking place on the 27-28 July, and to mark the important themes of this conference, we spoke to Education Director of Schools Connect, Michelle Hamilton about the latest programs that will encourage kids to move into STEM education. Hamilton identifies that some of the most effective programs…

12 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

The Track Insider: Safety on rail projects – large and small

I read with interest the Major projects guideline[1] recently released by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator and thought that the advice provided in the document applies as much to small projects as to large ones. In fact I suspect that sometimes the smaller projects may be more at risk than large ones…

11 May 2015, by Informa Insights


Conflict intelligence (CI): Connecting with conflict

Fighting Fair's Scott Dutton, a Nationally Accredited Mediator, Trainer and Presenter joined us to discuss the 3Cs needed to connect with conflict: curiosity, collaboration and creativity. Scott holds that conflict is an opportunity for transformation and growth. Reflecting on his broad experience with clients across both community and corporate sectors, Scott highlighted the psychological and practical…

8 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Over the air – what rail can learn from Qantas

The inaugural ARA Asset Management in Rail Conference is taking place on the 8-9 July at the InterContinental Sydney. The impressive speaker line up will see representatives from leading companies including Sydney Trains, Yarra Trams, Downer Rail, Networking Rail Consulting and Transport for NSW. Michael Killeen, 747 & 767 Fleet Manager, Qantas Engineering Operations, Qantas…

7 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

NZ Rail: Powering the economy

The significance of transport as an indispensable component of economic development has long been recognised. The substantive economic cost of  transport infrastructure is a key requisite for economic growth. In New Zealand, the critical role of transporting people and goods makes an essential contribution to the above-average standard of living largely enjoyed by the population.…

6 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Optimising maintenance and renewal interventions for rail assets

The scale of the asset management task in Australia's rail industry is enormous. It is essential for the industry to understand the need to adopt consistent and interoperable standards. Philip Chalk is the Director of Asset Management & Maintenance ANZ at Network Rail Consulting and a speaker at the upcoming Asset Management in Rail Conference. He joined…

1 May 2015, by Informa Insights