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Month: August 2022

Mining & Resources

Australian phosphate exports looking likely

Australia’s abundant phosphate reserves could soon be in the hands of European consumers, with final negotiations underway for Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) game-changing mine acquisition in Queensland. Executive Director, Colin Randall, is hopeful that the company’s $12.3 million acquisition of the Korella mine, 150 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa, will service both domestic and international…

31 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

100% circular trains by 2030 – the Dutch rail company that doesn’t believe in waste

Not many office workers can claim that their laptop bag has travelled 5.7 million kilometres around the country, but project manager and circular economy enthusiast Ilse de Vos van Eekeren can - and she does so proudly. Ilse is heading a team at Dutch Railway in the Netherlands that seeks to find new lives for…

22 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


Closing the execution gap in corporate sustainability

Setting ambitious sustainability goals is an important move for any corporation in today’s world. Aside from the ethical implications of corporate social responsibility (CSR), clients and investors are becoming increasingly discerning about the companies they do business with – and many are now demanding cleaner practices. The recent uprise of the Principles of Responsible Investment…

19 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

What APPEA and its members are doing to abate carbon this year and beyond

Australia’s peak industry body for the Oil and Gas sector, APPEA, is no stranger to the topic of environmental sustainability. Decades before the Paris Agreement was established, the association was quick to champion cleaner energy projects, famously favouring gas over a potential coal-fired plant in the Northern Territory in 1984 and halving its emissions in…

11 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


Transport & Logistics

The very light rail technology that will make trams two thirds cheaper to install

With transport accounting for one fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions, increasing uptake of public transport is one of the most meaningful ways cities can cut their carbon footprint and improve air quality. For larger cities with tram networks, this is often an easier task. Inner city rail systems are an increasingly attractive alternative to…

8 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

How defence contractor Lockheed Martin Australia is boosting numbers of women in its workforce

Rates of women’s participation in STEM professions have only seen modest improvements in recent years. Despite representing 50 percent of Australia’s overall workforce, just 28 percent of current STEM-skilled workers are women - up from 24 percent in 2016. Within the Defence industry, the representation of women is smaller, at 19.2 percent – and a…

4 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


How this male midwife is building trust with his patients

With the possibility of internal examinations, bodily exposure, and a raft of taboo subjects (like breastfeeding and vaginal health), it is little wonder that trust between patient and practitioner is considered so important in the ante- and post-natal healthcare space. As a male midwife, earning this trust can be more challenging - especially in cultures…

2 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic