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Normalising mental health protocols and intervention in Australian schools

When it comes to physical health, we’re not short of nationally-endorsed protocols that support our wellbeing. From hand-railings on public stairways, to mandatory vaccinations, to the highly-publicised “slip slop slap” sunscreen campaign. The same also applies in school settings. When a child is injured, they’ll receive first aid from an appointed, trained first aider. There…

20 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

What you need to know before signing a corporate PPA

Amid spiralling electricity prices, an escalating gas crisis, and the ever-increasing likelihood (but uncertain nature) of carbon policy implementation, it is safe to say that Australia’s energy market is unpredictable at present. In these times, the certainty offered by a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) – a long-term arrangement in which power is purchased at…

16 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Northern Australia as a launch point for pushing Australian and US military and political influence north

Last month the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) deployed its full complement of US Marines in the Northern Territory for the first time, a major milestone since the MRF-D began seconding troops to train alongside the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in 2012. Since then almost 7000 personnel have travelled for the six-month rotation to participate in…

4 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology

Tunnel boring in complex conditions – insights into Europe’s Brenner Base Tunnel project

The Brenner Base Tunnel is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and will be the centerpiece of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Corridor from Helsinki to Valetta, Malta. Project operations are ongoing and progressing well, explains Karin Baeppler of Herrenknecht - the project’s TBM supplier - ahead of the Australian Tunnelling Conference. But at 64 kilometers…

2 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Cutting the cost of correctional services healthcare delivery

The delivery of Primary Health Care services in Australian prisons is an increasingly costly business, with one in three prison entrants in 2018 self-reporting a chronic health condition, and one in four on medication for a mental health issue, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) and Top…

28 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

What does your local park mean to you? Measuring the SROI of urban green spaces

High density urban development, coupled with rapid population growth, is creating a significant demand for Australia’s public green spaces, with parks, playing fields and nature reserves increasingly being relied upon as a back yard for high-rise residents and office workers. Through our own experience of using these spaces, many of us instinctively understand their importance and…

27 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Mining & Resources

The Priorities and Potentials for INPEX in Northern Australia

SEAAOC, Northern Australia’s largest and longest established petroleum conference returns next week for it’s 24th year. No other programme attracts such a high calibre of speaker and delegate attendance from across the entire oil and gas world, and 2019 will be no different. Speaking this year we have Roland Houareau,General Manager, Northern Territory at INPEX and…

26 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Infrastructure

What you need to know about the renewal of the Defence estate

The Defence Estate is one of Australia’s largest real estate portfolios, supporting more than 100,000 personnel across the Australian Defence Organization. With many of its assets - bases, wharves, airfields, training and testing ranges - now considerably aged, developing and maintaining the estate was cited as a key priority of the 2016 Defence White Paper;…

20 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

How this school is breeding the next generation of technology experts

Flying through google earth, finding solitude in an enigma portal, virtually touring the cosmos in a VR-enabled telenaut centre. These are hardly the quintessential images we conjure up when thinking back to our primary school years. But for students at Wooranna Park Primary, they are part of everyday routine; and, for some, the reason their…

19 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Where are they now? Tracking the progress of 2018 Pitching Competition Finalists

Have an idea to revolutionalise rail? Take centre stage to tackle the important issues at AusRAIL PLUS 2019 Pitching Competition  We had a record number of entries for the 2018 Pitching Competition in Canberra for the opportunity to take centre stage and directly engage with an audience of decision makers and people with the resources…

16 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights
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