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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

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa1qQmJruow] 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…

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

Education & Skilling | 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

Maritime and Transport | Rail

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

Health & 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
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