Month: July 2016

Energy & Utilities

The Present and Future of Australia’s Renewable Energy Sector with Mark Twidell from Tesla

Australia has seen substantial growth in the renewable energy sector in the 21st Century.  8-10% of Australia’s total energy is currently supplied by its diverse renewable energy industries, covering numerous energy sources and scales of operation. In the lead up to Informa’s 2nd annual Disruption & The Energy Industry Conference (30 - 31 August 2016,…

29 Jul 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Civica and Fraud Detection in the Private Health Insurance Industry

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit we spoke to Richard Fiddis, the Managing Director of Civica International and Rob Thomas, the Managing Director Health Solutions at Civica International about fraud detection and the work they do in the health sector of Australia. Can…

26 Jul 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Grant Shoebridge: Intellectual Property & The Pharmaceutical Industry

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 9th Annual Pharmaceutical Law, Reform & Regulation Conference, we spoke with Grant Shoebridge, a Principal with Shelston IP to discuss the current issues surrounding patent law and the pharmaceutical industry. As a Principal with Shelston IP with a decade of…

26 Jul 2016, by test test

Defence & Security

Examining Australia’s border protection strategy

In the lead up to National Security Summit 2016 we interviewed Department of Immigration and Border Protection Secretary, Michael Pezzullo, who shed light on the department's most pressing concerns and current strategy. What are the key operational challenges you are currently facing? Escalating volumes of people and goods are moving across international borders, borne from increasing…

19 Jul 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Ian McAuley: Public Finance & Australia’s Healthcare System

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit, we spoke with Ian McAuley, Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Sector Finance at the of University of Canberra about his research on Australia's health system. Can you…

14 Jul 2016, by test test

Occupational Health & Safety

Visit Australia’s Centre of Dust Research Excellence

Re-blog via  Australian Bulk Handling Review May/June 2016 Thirty minutes’ drive west of Brisbane’s CBD, the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station (Simtars) at Redbank is home to world-class facilities that contribute towards preventing disasters, fatalities, lost-time injuries and occupational disease in industry. Established 30 years ago as a business unit of Queensland’s…

12 Jul 2016, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Site Tour Confirmed for Heavy Haul Rail Attendees

Driving Innovation to Deliver Efficiencies is the central theme of our 6th annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference which will take place at Mackay Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 24th and 25th August. The Australasian Railway Association and Informa are proud to have developed an agenda showcasing the best in local and international project expertise…

8 Jul 2016, by test test

Education

STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this…

7 Jul 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Anne Shortall – Two Sides to Every Story

The investigation and media spotlight over what has been described as a “catastrophic event” at Bacchus Marsh Hospital in Melbourne highlights the complex issues around obstetric malpractice. The issues of higher than expected neonatal mortality that came light will be discussed at the 8th Annual Obstetric Malpractice Conference by Anne Shortall, a Principal Lawyer (Medical Law) for…

6 Jul 2016, by test test

Business

Energy & Utilities

Infrastructure

Timor-Leste International Investment Conference Highlights

On Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th of June 2016, Trade Invest Timor-Leste in partnership with Informa Australia held their first International Investment Conference in Dili, Timor-Leste. The objective of the conference was to welcome international and Timorese investors to highlight business opportunities in the different sectors of the Timorese economy and discuss the current reform…

4 Jul 2016, by test test

Healthcare

The Federal Election, Medicare & You

With the Federal Election being held tomorrow, the issue of Medicare and (by extension) Private Health Insurance has once again been thrown into the spotlight with both the Coalition and Labor promising to keep Medicare public and ensure that our system and ensure that our system is free from privatisation. We spoke to Dr Paul…

1 Jul 2016, by test test