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Month: August 2019


Cutting the cost of correctional services healthcare delivery

The delivery of Primary Health Care services in Australian prisons is an increasingly costly business, with one in three prison entrants in 2018 self-reporting a chronic health condition, and one in four on medication for a mental health issue, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) and Top…

28 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


What does your local park mean to you? Measuring the SROI of urban green spaces

High density urban development, coupled with rapid population growth, is creating a significant demand for Australia’s public green spaces, with parks, playing fields and nature reserves increasingly being relied upon as a back yard for high-rise residents and office workers. Through our own experience of using these spaces, many of us instinctively understand their importance  in…

27 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities


Mining & Resources

The Priorities and Potentials for INPEX in Northern Australia

SEAAOC, Northern Australia’s largest and longest established petroleum conference returns next week for it’s 24th year. No other programme attracts such a high calibre of speaker and delegate attendance from across the entire oil and gas world, and 2019 will be no different. Speaking this year we have Roland Houareau,General Manager, Northern Territory at INPEX and…

26 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security


What you need to know about the renewal of the Defence estate

The Defence Estate is one of Australia’s largest real estate portfolios, supporting more than 100,000 personnel across the Australian Defence Organization. With many of its assets - bases, wharves, airfields, training and testing ranges - now considerably aged, developing and maintaining the estate was cited as a key priority of the 2016 Defence White Paper;…

20 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic



How this school is breeding the next generation of technology experts

Flying through Google Earth, finding solitude in an enigma portal, virtually touring the cosmos in a VR-enabled telenaut centre. These are hardly the quintessential images we conjure up when thinking back to our primary school years. But for students at Wooranna Park Primary, they are part of everyday routine. That’s because Wooranna recognises that the…

19 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Where are they now? Tracking the progress of 2018 Pitching Competition Finalists

Have an idea to revolutionalise rail? Take centre stage to tackle the important issues at AusRAIL PLUS 2019 Pitching Competition  We had a record number of entries for the 2018 Pitching Competition in Canberra for the opportunity to take centre stage and directly engage with an audience of decision makers and people with the resources…

16 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights

Banking & Finance


SME lending – a digital priority?

The challenges faced by small businesses when borrowing in today’s climate are numerous, but with new operators providing a variety of digital options on highly accessible platforms, are small business operators better serviced by tech-savvy lenders? Ahead of the 29th Annual Credit Law Conference, several panellists weigh in with their views. ‘Low touch’ world; high expectations…

15 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic



Building a smart and liveable Sydney

Greater Sydney’s population is forecast to reach 8 million by 2056 and, proportionate with current population density and land use statistics, more than half of this growth will be concentrated to the west of Paramatta. Last year, in a bid to more evenly distribute access to jobs, housing and services across Greater Sydney, the NSW…

13 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Olympics – a catalyst for meeting regional infrastructure demands

A commitment to hosting the 2032 Olympic Games could spur South East Queensland to meet its existing infrastructure requirements and the future needs of the region’s growth, according to Scott Smith, CEO of the Council of Mayors, South East Queensland. Speaking to Informa ahead of the IAQ Queensland Infrastructure Summit, Mr. Smith said that the…

9 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Education and research – what the data tells us about productivity in Australia’s universities

The need for joint consideration of a university’s Education and Research output is vital in gauging its overall productivity, but until recently institutions have largely had to rely on intuition in making this judgement. “Determining the performance of each domain separately is relatively straightforward, but when determining overall productivity, subjective weighting is often given to…

7 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic



The start of a drug development revolution?

Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, a pioneer in the field of immuno-informatics from Flinders’ University, claims to have developed the world’s first AI-generated drug to have entered human trials; and is encouraging other drug researchers to consider AI technology. Using tools such as Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Hidden Markov models, Random Forrest Walk and Genetic Algorithms,  Petrovsky’s team…

2 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic