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Month: June 2022


Update on Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project – an interview with CEO Graeme Newton

As Brisbane gears up to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, millions of dollars are being funnelled into new infrastructure projects throughout the city, and nearby suburbs across South East Queensland (SEQ). One of the most prominent of these is the Cross River Rail project – a 10.2 km rail line from Dutton Park…

28 Jun 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


Creative ways to tackle waste in government

The combined effort and buying power of local governments could be key to achieving circular economy and sustainability outcomes, as Australia makes headway with its Federal Waste Strategy – according to Sam Wylie of Logan Council in Queensland. Forcing the hand of waste producers through ‘sustainable procurement’ - where environmental factors are included in purchasing…

14 Jun 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

Transport & Logistics

The importance of seafarer wellbeing – and how to achieve it

With long stints away from home, lengthy working hours, and disruptions to their Circadian rhythm, seafarers often face unique challenges in terms of managing their mental health. Currently, 40 percent of workers in the maritime industry live with symptoms of depression or anxiety, and between 1960 and 2009, 5.9 percent of seafarers globally died by…

9 Jun 2022, by Amy Sarcevic



How NSW is planning for state wide health infrastructure growth

When Chief Executive of Health Infrastructure, Rebecca Wark took on Australia’s second largest infrastructure portfolio in 2019, she wasn’t anticipating an onslaught of bushfires, floods, and a pandemic. But despite the difficulties these events presented when planning for state-wide health infrastructure, they helped cement a strategic foundation. With upended supply chains, workforce pressures, and more…

8 Jun 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance


Tackling the backlog in elective surgery

The cessation of elective surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a challenge to the Australian healthcare sector, with both public and private clinics struggling to work through a backlog of some 400 000 cases. Wait times for certain category 2 procedures – which are typically required within months - have blown out, in…

7 Jun 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance


How Buy Now Pay Later is fuelling appetite for private healthcare

Changes in the deferred payments landscape could see more Australians gravitating towards private care to fund out-of-pocket health procedures, according to Chief Executive of Openpay, Dion Appel. The last few years have seen attitudes towards credit changing, with consumers turning their back on credit cards to access funds in times of need. As of March…

3 Jun 2022, by Amy Sarcevic