Month: October 2016

Healthcare

Social Policy

Sandra Dill AM on Surrogacy & Infertility

In the lead-up to the 2016 Assisted Reproductive Technology Summit we spoke to Sandra Dill AM about surrogacy and infertility, and her work with AccessAustralia. Sandra is a consumer advocate for equity of access to patient-centred healthcare achieved through ethical, evidence-based legislation and shared responsibility, engaging patients in all levels of policy decisions. Her advocacy for…

31 Oct 2016, by test test

Education

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop…

28 Oct 2016, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Teletrac Navman – Route Compliance and your Business

Just 2 weeks to go until heavy vehicle operators, safety experts, risk managers and the heavy vehicle regulator meet in Sydney for the 10th annual Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference. As the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) continue with the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey, heavy vehicle operators are looking to employ solutions to…

28 Oct 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Providing the right support for individuals with an ABI

PROVIDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AN ABI Samantha Grant is a registered Clinical psychologist based in Sydney with over 17 years’ experience in Clinical Psychology services to adults (16 – 65) following complex and catastrophic injuries, particularly acquired brain injury. In the lead up to the 4th National Acquired Brain Injury Conference taking…

27 Oct 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Commercial Mind, Social Heart: icare’s philosophy for improving quality of life outcomes

Improving choice, quality and service delivery for the changing needs of people living with an ABI is the central theme for this year's National Acquired Brain Injury Conference which is taking place on the 8 - 9 November 2016  at the Royal Rehab, Ryde, Sydney. In the lead up to this event, we were delighted…

25 Oct 2016, by test test

Infrastructure

A new model for delivering value add in PPP design

Quantifying the value that design adds in a PPP project is no easy feat. Often the value doesn’t reveal itself until well into the life-cycle of the asset, when its ability to withstand demographic, environmental or technological changes is put to the test. Any upfront value may be completely eroded by factors like urbanization, disaggregation…

20 Oct 2016, by test test

Planning & Design

The link between pedagogy and the physical environment

Without doubt the key contribution an Architect or Designer can make to the classrooms of today and tomorrow is to form a link between pedagogy and the physical environment. Designing for the 21st Century is critical to student success and teacher well-being. Imagine a small group of students tasked with discussing and building a cardboard…

11 Oct 2016, by test test

Defence & Security

Australia-Singapore – how strategic is the ‘strategic relationship’?

Australia and Singapore have a newly agreed comprehensive strategic partnership, but how and to what extent can relations with Singapore advance Australia’s strategic objectives, as highlighted in the 2016 Defence White Paper? In advance of his address at the Northern Australia Defence Summit, Dr. Euan Graham of the Lowy Institute of International Policy spoke with…

7 Oct 2016, by test test

Mining & Resources

Research, testing & training: A view of combustible dust from the laboratory

As a preview to the upcoming Dust Explosions Conference in Brisbane on the 17-18 October, Research Scientist, Dr Fiona Clarkson, from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines recently took a break from some bespoke explosion testing at Simtars' laboratory to give us an insight into the exciting and specialist world of combustible dust. How…

7 Oct 2016, by test test

Healthcare

The nature and extent of adverse events in fertility practice

In the lead up to our inaugural Assisted Reproductive Technology Summit, we spoke with Tina Cockburn, Associate Professor in Law at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, and a researcher within the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. Tina’s area of research focuses on patient safety law and medico-legal issues arising out of innovative medical…

6 Oct 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Living with your looks: Recognising Body Dysmorphic Disorder in cosmetic practice

The author of "Living With Your Looks", Roberta Honigman  will be speaking at the upcoming National Cosmetic Medicine Summit 2017. This two day event aims to provide a unique forum within the Australian cosmetic industry specifically tailored for cosmetic doctors, cosmetic nurses, clinic owners, dermal therapists, cosmeceutical experts and others from the cosmetic industry to discuss, collaborate and…

3 Oct 2016, by Informa Insights