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Month: September 2019

Planning & Design

Balancing aesthetics, amenity and sustainability in Sydney’s public spaces

Award winning design firm ASPECT Studios is bringing Sydney’s vision of a more connected, sustainable and innovative city one step closer to a reality, through a series of transformational upgrades. Projects including the Goods Line, Darling Square and Chinatown Laneways, demonstrate the potential for design to balance aesthetics, amenity and sustainability, whist enhancing the life…

26 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Social Policy

Whistleblowing protections vital for improving aged care in Australia

Improving protections for whistleblowers should be the one of the first steps taken by government to ensure reasonable standards of aged care in Australia, according to Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC), The Hon. Bruce Lander QC. Speaking to Informa ahead of the Aged Care Reform Conference, Mr. Lander said that sheltering whistleblowers from acts of…

23 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Normalising mental health protocols and intervention in Australian schools

When it comes to physical health, we’re not short of nationally-endorsed protocols that support our wellbeing. From hand-railings on public stairways, to mandatory vaccinations, to the highly-publicised “slip slop slap” sunscreen campaign. The same also applies in school settings. When a child is injured, they’ll receive first aid from an appointed, trained first aider. There…

20 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

What you need to know before signing a corporate PPA

Amid spiralling electricity prices, an escalating gas crisis, and the ever-increasing likelihood (but uncertain nature) of carbon policy implementation, it is safe to say that Australia’s energy market is unpredictable at present. In these times, the certainty offered by a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) – a long-term arrangement in which power is purchased at…

16 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Northern Australia as a launch point for pushing Australian and US military and political influence north

Last month the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) deployed its full complement of US Marines in the Northern Territory for the first time, a major milestone since the MRF-D began seconding troops to train alongside the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in 2012. Since then almost 7000 personnel have travelled for the six-month rotations, which involve various uni- and…

4 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Technology

Tunnel boring in complex conditions – insights into Europe’s Brenner Base Tunnel project

The Brenner Base Tunnel is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and will be the centerpiece of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Corridor from Helsinki to Valetta, Malta. Project operations are ongoing and progressing well, explains Karin Baeppler of Herrenknecht - the project’s TBM supplier - ahead of the Australian Tunnelling Conference. But at 64 kilometers…

2 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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