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ACCC Chairman to present at AFR National Energy Summit

In the lead up to the AFR National Energy Summit- 10-11 October 2018, competition regulator ACCC announced last week its package of recommendations to reform the national energy market – the conditions of which have been described by the watchdog as “unacceptable and unsustainable’”. In a largely monopolized market, energy affordability is an ongoing concern…

17 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Technology

SheLeadsTech goes to the United Nations

Jo Stewart-Rattray made the connection of a lifetime at last year’s ISACA Oceania CACS event in Canberra. The Founder of SheLeadsTech – a program which seeks to empower women to carve out careers in the technology – had a serendipitous encounter which ultimately saw her representing Australia at the United Nations’ 62nd Session on the…

13 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Status Quo or No? 2017 Completed Clinical Trials

A completed clinical trial landscape provides a more granular view of how companies are progressing their pipelines and the disease strategies they are pursuing, compared to static pipeline snapshots. Company pipeline depictions lack the underlying intelligence that illustrates just how a candidate progressed, or perhaps disappeared altogether from a disease pipeline. As part of our…

13 Jul 2018, by Francesca Brewer

Business | Technology

What’s so super about super incubators?

 < Petra Andren, CEO, Cicada Innovations We’ve been talking about innovation for a while now. Its connection to jobs and growth. Its role in preventing Australia from being left behind in a rapidly changing global landscape. And as a part of this national discussion, Innovation and Science Australia recently released its NISA Strategic Plan 2030.…

12 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Energy & Utilities

ARENA’s perspective on the future of large scale batteries

Large scale batteries (LSB) were recently thrust into the spotlight when Minister Frydnenberg described storage as “the missing piece of the energy jigsaw”. Since then, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) - on behalf of the Australian Government – has committed $25 million to jointly fund two LSB projects in western Victoria, with the Victorian…

10 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal

What does a bankrupt look like?

What does a bankrupt person look like? Is it a corporate highflyer who has recklessly thrown money into a high-risk, undiversified investment portfolio in an attempt to get rich quick, or perhaps, an aspiring entrepreneur who is shamelessly hiding assets from creditors? Contrary to existing stereotypes, statistics say that a bankrupt is most likely a…

6 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Mineral exploration in the NT

In recent months, mineral exploration in the Northern Territory (NT) has more than rebounded from its long-term downturn. For many years the region’s strong pipeline of mining projects were held back by low commodity prices, but with the upturn, many are now progressing strongly through the environmental approvals process. Expenditure figures are also pointing to…

5 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Teachers or Scientists – whose evidence do we want?

The word ‘evidence’ is undoubtedly one of the education sector’s biggest buzzwords this decade. In just a few years, the concept of evidence-based teaching (EBT) has achieved widespread acceptance – with few people disputing that if a teaching method is backed by ‘evidence’, it is inherently better than one which isn’t. But despite this, there…

4 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Uncategorised

Higher Education for a cosmopolitan age of smart machines: the NYU experiment

The nature of work is changing. Algorithms are replacing intuition, the highest paid person’s opinion needs to be grounded in data, and digital decision-makers are outperforming real humans in an increasing number of sectors in the business world. What’s more, all of this is happening against a changing global backdrop. Neo-nationalism is competing with cosmopolitanism,…

3 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Staying ahead of developments in the Chinese coal industry

China’s wavering supply and demand trends have left Australian coal suppliers grappling with a moving production target in the years ahead. With this in mind we spoke with consulting firm CRU’s Head of Australia, Alex Tonks, ahead of the Australian Coal Conference - 16-17 August, Sydney to get some clarity on the very latest developments occurring…

2 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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