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STEM in defence – strategies for attracting and retaining talent

The Australian government’s $89 billion Naval shipbuilding program is set to give the Australian job market a significant boost – with more than five thousand workers soon needed to develop its fleet of new submarines, major surface combatants and offshore patrol vessels. But while increased job demand marks positive news for Australian citizens - and…

25 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Preparing Generation Z for the future job market

Preparing Generation Z for the job market that awaits them beyond their education years is, for many teachers, a daunting experience. Industry 4.0, or the ‘fourth industrial revolution', is a somewhat alien and terrifying concept for those of us bred in more terrestrial times; in which advanced digital skills were happily reserved for the elite…

25 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Looming glut in LNG or supply shortfalls?

The last few years have written a somewhat depressing narrative for the LNG industry, with price-cuts, layoffs and untold balance sheet damage. But shifting environmental policy in China is now creating significant demand for gas, which may well alter market sentiments and indicate a more positive outlook in the years ahead. That is, providing demand…

21 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

Getting ready for the digital human workforce

Managing a human workforce can be a demanding experience. To perform well and remain loyal, most people require a competitive salary, a commutable office location, an aesthetically pleasing working environment with natural light and plenty of space, a cohesive team culture, motivational incentives, praise and recognition, regular breaks, a manageable workload, variety, training, career progression…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

Insights into the Victorian Government’s cyber security strategy

Cyber attacks are increasing in complexity, likelihood, impact and volume. The World Economic Forum has listed cyber attacks as the third most likely catastrophe, behind extreme weather events and natural disasters; and according to ASIO, Australia is the second likeliest target nation of the APAC region. Among the wealth of high-risk sectors, Finance, Healthcare and…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Business | Healthcare

Growing the health tech firms of the future – LaunchVic’s bid to provide better access to capital and mentorship

Health technology is Victoria’s fastest growing source of employment, grossing $30 billion per annum for the state; yet, up to 57 per cent of Victorian health-tech start-ups do not know how to access accelerator or investor support - according to a recent report by LaunchVic. The 'State of HealthTech – Victoria' report revealed that, despite…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

ARENA’s perspective on the future of large scale solar

The start of the year saw record numbers of rooftop solar installations and large scale solar farm approvals in New South Wales and Queensland, prompting many to forecast a giant solar boom in the years ahead. But beyond these visible markers, what is really happening beneath the surface of Australia’s solar industry; and what supply…

14 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Mining & Resources

Is the current coal boom sustainable – and how should industry respond?

It has been a tumultuous few years for the coal mining industry. On the one extreme, record price surges, broadening import markets and increased global demand have boosted investor confidence and been cause for industry-wide celebration. On the other, railway disruptions, severed balance sheets and a blighted talent pool (post bust) have stunted supply chain…

13 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Infrastructure

Meeting infrastructure demand – who will pay and how?

The private sector has a big part to play in helping Australia catch up with infrastructure demand, says Michael McCormack; who presented at the AFR National Infrastructure Summit last week. In association with Deloitte, the Summit challenged state leaders on their varying approaches to paying for infrastructure; and explored the latest funding and delivery models…

12 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Australian coal prices reach six year high

Increased demand for electricity in China has prompted thermal coal prices to reach a six year high in recent days - almost double the lowest commodity rate of 2016. Meanwhile, the New South Wales government is forecasting $1.8 billion in mining revenue for the 2018 financial year (more than 90 per cent of which will…

8 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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