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Mining & Resources

So much to see and do at Pilbara 2022

-- By Peter Long (City of Karratha Mayor) Welcome to this ancient land, trod by Aboriginal peoples for tens of thousands of years. Welcome to the incredible Pilbara where the earliest evidence of life on Earth occurs in 3.5 billion-year-old rocks and modern machinery extracts nearly half the nation’s export income. Here in the Pilbara…

10 May 2022, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Learnings and key takeaways from RISSB Rail Safety 2021

Thanks again to everyone who made RISSB’s Rail Safety Conference 2021 such a success. Themed ‘New ideas, new perspectives and new directions’, the conference brought together over 180 attendees, both in-person at the Swissotel Sydney and online in a new virtual conference environment, representing government, regulators, operators, network managers, safety leaders, and suppliers from right…

19 Nov 2021, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Experience the latest in human factors technology at the upcoming RISSB Rail Safety Conference

The 21st RISSB Rail Safety Conference will feature case studies and insights from industry leaders on some of the latest innovations and technology for improving safety of our rail industry workers. Highlighting the conference theme, ‘New ideas, new perspectives and new directions’, we’re delighted to offer this preview of some of the technology being showcased…

29 Apr 2021, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Breaking new ground in heavy haul operations – an interview with Kevin Piefer

ARA Heavy Haul Interview questions with Managing Director for Holland Rail Services, Kevin Piefer Q: Kevin, why did Holland LP, a North American based company, decide to branch out to Australia? Is Holland doing business in any other countries? A: Holland is a company that innovates, builds upon its innovations, and then operates what it…

8 Mar 2021, by Informa Insights


Nokia Enterprise

Nokia Enterprise has been providing solutions to our Enterprise customers for over 15 years. With this success Nokia Enterprise was launched as a stand-alone business group in 2019. Our mission is very clear. “We serve as Industry 4.0 enablers through the digitisation of asset intensive industries, government and cities, and webscale businesses providing mission critical…

23 Nov 2020, by Informa Insights


Standards focus continues during pandemic – Gary Brook, TEQSA

TEQSA Director Gary Brook has commended the higher education sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic but says the agency is continuing to keep a close watch on standards and emerging risks. One area TEQSA is actively monitoring is the decline in ELICOS commencements in the latter half of 2020 and how this could impact the…

10 Nov 2020, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety


Transport & Logistics

Is the Hierarchy of Controls always valid in the age of software systems?

According to the Hierarchy of Controls – a framework that has long been used for minimising workplace hazards - engineering controls are inherently safer than administrative controls. However, as consultant Neil Robinson explains ahead of the RISSB Rail Safety Conference, this is not always the case. “There are three issues to consider when deciding whether…

1 Oct 2020, by Informa Insights

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

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

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

Banking & Finance

Lifting barriers to regtech innovation in responsible lending

Regtech innovation is currently being stifled by industry uncertainty, despite being a crucial tool in the responsible lending landscape, according to Lisa Schutz of Verifier. “The need to automate affordability assessment has never been stronger. In fact, it’s one of the greatest points of friction in any loan application. But at the moment we’re seeing…

14 Jan 2020, by Informa Insights