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Federal Government preparing for an ageing population

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph3w3jHm4Ww] With the ageing population increasing, the Federal Government has promised to improve Australia’s health care, says Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot. “When it comes to aged care, the Federal Government has committed record funds to our aged care sector,” she says. The government will pay 41 billion dollars in subsidies over the next four…

9 Jun 2009, by Informa Australia

Education

“Knowledge nourishment”: the fertilizer of Australia’s economic growth?

As the price of Australia’s two biggest exports, coal and iron ore, fall sharply, it seems logical that we protect ourselves the best way we can. Perhaps, the most effective way to do this is to focus our attention through policy and investment on building-up our knowledge economy to lift our economic productivity and the…

15 Apr 2009, by Informa Australia

Education | Planning & Design

Sustainability to be key to future university campus development

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SRRD1R95SI] Professor Paul Thomas AM, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast Sustainability is the key challenge for future development and designing of university campuses, according to Professor Paul Thomas AM, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast. Professor Thomas will be speaking at the 2nd Annual University and Design Forum…

14 Apr 2009, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Rail key to dealing with Climate Change

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgrIANGJ9No] The rail industry needs to use climate change as an opportunity to promote itself as an environmentally-friendly alternative mode of transport, says Felix Laube, Head of Process and Methods of SBB, Switzerland. Mr Laube will touch on making technological developments customer-focused in his address at the 2nd Annual Rail Technology Workshop in Melbourne on…

26 Mar 2009, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Hot rock to be potential source of energy in Australia

The serious impacts of climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels have increased the need for environmentally-friendly energy sources. One potential energy source that has come into prominence recently is geothermal energy. This will be examined at Informa’s 4th annual Hot Rock Energy Conference to be held on the 4-5 June at the Grand…

20 Mar 2009, by Informa Australia

Healthcare

Cultural change required to beat binge drinking problem

Studies show that binge drinking is becoming increasingly prevalent among young people with one in six people having more than 20 drinks in a month. Binge drinking has damaging consequences including death from excessive alcohol consumption, permanent brain damage, alcohol poisoning and dangerous and violent behaviour. These issues will be the main focus at the…

6 Mar 2009, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Timing change for premier mining technology event

THE DRAMATIC reining in of worldwide mining expenditure has forced Austmine to delay its third international conference and exhibition showcasing Australia’s mining technology and service sector to the world. The biennial event, originally scheduled to run from March 30-31 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia, will now be staged later this year or…

25 Feb 2009, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Further deterioration of iron ore market to be discussed at March conference

More weakness, not just volatility, can be expected in the world iron ore market, according to Alan Heap, Managing Director of Global Commodity Analysis for Citi Investment Research. All the latest pointers are for further deterioration both within the developed world and critically for the iron ore market within China,” he says in an interview.…

25 Feb 2009, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Mining Dump Trucks Conference focuses on efficiency gains

Difficult trading times for mining companies in a troubled economy have increased the necessity for introducing efficiency gains into their operations in order to maximise their profitability. The increase in the payload on mining trucks to ensure productivity and substantial profit was at the core of the Australian Journal of Mining’s Mining Dump Trucks conference…

11 Feb 2009, by Informa Australia

Education

Higher education key to economic growth

In light of the current financial crisis, higher education will be vital to Australia’s economic growth, says Vice Chancellor of University of Technology, Sydney, Professor Ross Milbourne. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUPmkZk0Vw] PROFESSOR ROSS MILBOURNE, Vice Chancellor, University of Technology Sydney Professor Milbourne says the seven billion dollar reforms proposed by the Bradley review on higher education are realistic…

9 Feb 2009, by Informa Australia
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