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Month: February 2020

Transport & Logistics

Delivering a world class light rail project

It has been a strong start for the ACT Government’s recently completed light rail project connecting the fast-growing northern area of Gungahlin with Alinga in Canberra’s city centre, via a 12-kilometer corridor. With construction commencing in July 2016, the project was officially launched on April 20, 2019. “From day one we exceeded passenger and ridership…

28 Feb 2020, by Informa Insights

Banking & Finance

Banks need the right settings to implement AML measures

Stopping the flow of illicit finance will not be possible without real-time, AML-technologies, combined with huge swathes of intelligence. Yet these same innovations could open up new opportunities for criminals if they prove non-resilient, argues Deloitte Financial Crime Partner, Lisa Dobbin. “Every new technology inevitably brings a new element of risk," said Ms. Dobbin ahead…

27 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

CAF’s light rail expansion in Australia

Transport solutions provider, CAF, has gone from strength to strength since it pioneered in the field of light rail, ten years ago. Back then, the firm made headlines when it became the first supplier of light rails with wire-free capabilities, operating by means of an Onboard Energy Storage System (OESS). Today, CAF has presence in…

24 Feb 2020, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Citi’s perspective on the iron ore and steel market outlook

Market sentiments towards iron ore and steel have so far proven to be mixed this decade. Although a number of political setbacks have generated apprehension - most notably the ebb and flow of US-China trade tensions - they have been somewhat offset by improved market behaviour in early January. However, with significant uncertainty in China…

20 Feb 2020, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining’s role in decarbonisation

As the world enters a “new age of sustainability” – driven by Paris Agreement targets, investor expectations and societal pressure - the Australian mining industry faces a number of key questions: to what extent should it decarbonise, what is the best way, and can it continue to thrive as a result? According to Michael Wood…

19 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities


Battery Storage Opportunities on the NEM, and learnings from the Hornsdale Power Reserve

Ahead of the Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Conference held this 25-26 February at the Swissotel Sydney we sat down with Energy Synapse’s Marija Petkovic for her take on the current opportunities for Battery Storage on the NEM, and learnings from the Hornsdale Power Reserve Case Study.   With the constant increase in renewables’ penetration…

18 Feb 2020, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Bollards – the Cinderella of quayside equipment

Supply chain innovation is occurring at an impressive rate, globally, with ongoing technological disruption seen in all facets of the sector. Ports are no exception. With unprecedented demand for commodity exports - and with ships increasing steadily in size - many Australian marinas have been forced to explore innovative means of creating more physical space.…

14 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic


Language change could be a pre-symptomatic marker of dementia

Iris Murdoch is a famous and highly regarded author, who not only made a valuable contribution to the world of literature, but also (inadvertently) to dementia research. Like any gifted writer, Murdoch drew upon an impressive use of syntax and vocabulary range in her work, but later in her career - when her language ability…

12 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Mineral sands supply – do we have enough? An interview with Reg Adams

For the last few years, the gaze of many TiO2 feedstock producers has been firmly fixed on the demand trends of pigment and - further along the value chain - paint. So much so, that other market forces have gone out of focus. As feedstock demand trends rebound from a recent downturn, prices remain firm,…

6 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic



Ensuring medicines safety in digital health innovation

Electronic medication management is becoming increasingly embedded in our health system and has already had a meaningful impact on prescribing decisions, safety, workflow efficiencies, quality assurance and audit capacity. Whilst there is growing consensus that the advent of digital platforms in medical practice is a positive development for the sector, it does raise a number…

6 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Why all mining companies need to take climate action now – an interview with Clyde Russell

It’s certainly true that the ongoing climate dispute has divided us as a nation. There are the staunch environmentalists who proclaim that we are on the verge of human extinction. The avid 'climate deniers' who (on the merit of their intuition alone) profess to have greater credibility than the 13,000 academic papers which support climate…

5 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Increasing capacity at Australia’s largest bulk export port – a Port of Port Hedland case study

As demand for Australia’s iron ore and other minerals continues to grow, so too does the demand for shipping and port capabilities. For the Port of Port Hedland – Australia’s largest bulk export hub – the recent prospect of an iron ore boom had the potential to be felt profoundly. In the 2019 calendar year…

5 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic