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2010 and 2011 CDP funding allocations announced

On 15 October 2009 the Minister for Education announced the 2010 and 2011 Capital Development Pool (CDP) allocations worth $71.5million. The funding is for the development of infrastructure at Australian universities. It will help expand courses in areas of national importance, and improve vital teaching and learning facilities and student amenities. Twenty-three grants have been…

20 Jan 2010, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Transforming Australia’s Higher Education System

The Australian Government recently released a report, Transforming Australia's Higher Education System, that rolls out a 10-year plan to reform Higher Education in Australia. According to the website: "Higher Education is central to achieving the Government’s vision of a stronger and fairer nation. The Government is proposing a landmark reform agenda for higher education and…

20 Jan 2010, by Informa Australia

Maritime | Maritime and Transport

IHMA Congress 2010 Interview – Captain David Shennan

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFR_C_f0nh8] We have the opportunity to interview Captain David Shennan, Harbour Master of Port of Melbourne Corporation as he talks about the significance role that Harbour Masters play in the daily operations of ports, current challenges for Harbour Masters, the theme for IHMA Congress 2010 and the main message he hopes to come out of…

26 Nov 2009, by Informa Australia

Maritime | Maritime and Transport

IHMA Congress 2010 Interview – Alan Birchmore, by Captain Eric Atkinson

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aem5VP4m9GI] We have the opportunity to talk to Alan Birchmore of Fremantle Ports and Captain Eric Atkinson, Vice President of the International Harbour Masters Association, in regards to the upcoming International Harbour Masters Congress 2010 that will be held in Perth in 2010; its main focus, its benefits being some of the topics discussed. Website:…

26 Nov 2009, by Informa Australia

Media

History of the Australian web revealed

An ambitious website showing an animation of the growth of web usage in Australia has today gone live. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYSDWCiM_P4] The History of the Australian Web project, created by the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association, allows users to view the rise and fall of websites across the last eight years based on pages views, audience or…

3 Aug 2009, by Informa Australia

Planning & Design

Community is vital to sustainable and green redevelopment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIhl5vEr0ao] A vision of sustainability and an ambition to be 21st Century pioneers led to the successful rebuilding process in Greensburg. The Kansas city was destroyed by a tornado in 2007 but it became an opportunity to rebuild it from scratch with “green” initiatives, Mayor Bob Dixson said. “The decision to build back green was…

22 Jun 2009, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Convergence of health insurance companies to continue, says expert

MARK FITZGIBBON, CEO of nib health funds The merging of companies in the health insurance industry will continue, but its pace will be dependent on both economic factors and the appetite of companies for change, according to Mark Fitzgibbon, Chief Executive Officer of nib health funds. Mr Fitzgibbon will be addressing the CEO Roundtable Discussion…

18 Jun 2009, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Brisbane to host international Bulkex exhibition

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-DkcWjY9yM] PROFESSOR JUDY RAPER, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Wollongong The success of Queensland’s heavy industry is behind Brisbane winning the race to host a leading trade exhibition and two established international conferences at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 4-6 August 2009. The tripartite event is the focal point for the bulk and…

18 Jun 2009, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

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 & Skilling

“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
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