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Defence & Security | Education & Skilling

STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Growing Timor-Leste’s Tourism Economy – The Barriers and Opportunities for Tourism Investments

In the lead up to the 2nd Timor-Leste International Investment Conference on 14-15 November 2017, we reached out to Todd Wassel, Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Timor-Leste. He gives us an insight into his upcoming presentation, the current barriers and opportunities for tourism investments and the country’s potential.   Could you give us a better…

1 Nov 2017, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities | Turbines

What you need to know about the new filter classification ISO 16890

In November 2016, The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the  ISO 16890 as a valid new standard for the testing and classification of air filters, which replaces the previous EN 779 and ASHRE 52.2 standard after an 18 months transition period. We reached out to Michael Mueller, Managing Director of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (AUST) Pty…

16 Oct 2017, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure

‘We need to put people before profits’: Senate recommends a ban on all aluminium composite panels

Countless buildings across Australia possibly contain combustible aluminium cladding. In the wake of the 2014 Lacrosse Tower fire in Melbourne and the recent tragic fire at the Grenfell tower in London, there have been concerns that the non-compliant use of cladding in Australia is widespread and that there have been extensive delays in developing and…

10 Oct 2017, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities | Turbines

A new Approach to Turbine Combustor Flame Sensors

Leading up to the 18th annual Australian Gas Turbines Conference on the 29-30th of November, we reached out to John Devine, General Manager at Fireye Inc. in the United States of America to gain a better insight into the current challenges and approaches to Turbine Combustor Flame Sensors.   There are significant application issues specific…

25 Sep 2017, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Using Software and Mobile Technology to Manage and Improve HSEQ

In the lead up to the third annual Safety in Action Show, we spoke to Adrian Manessis, Business Development Manager at myosh, to gain a better understanding of how software and mobile technology can be implemented into work environments to manage and improve HSEQ. Adrian Manessis will present on Day One at the Safety in…

23 Aug 2017, by Informa Insights

Education & Skilling | Leadership & Communication | Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Community Healthcare | Health & Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety

The importance of psychologically healthy workplaces for everyone

More than 3,000,000 Australians experience depression or anxiety and most commonly these are aged between 16 and 64 years – our working years (Heads Up 2014). Margo Lydon, CEO, SuperFriend will be presenting a keynote on the importance of psychologically healthy workplaces for everyone at the upcoming Workplace Wellness Conference. Prior to the event, we reached out…

10 Aug 2017, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication | Occupational Health & Safety

Why should organisations implement a proactive Return to Work program?

In the lead up to the Return to Work Conference we spoke to guest speakers Michele Ghassemi, Regional Workplace Safety & Wellbeing Leader at David Jones and Larissa Meysner, Manager Psychological Services at PeopleSense by Altius. This year, the Return to Work Conference will look into best practice strategies that supports employees through the process…

21 Jul 2017, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Social Policy | Technology | Transport & Logistics | Turbines

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic
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