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Defence companies share $14m for skills

A group of defence and related companies will share $14 million to boost the skills of their workforce. Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare said that included up to $1.4 million to support approximately 250 apprentices in aerospace, engineering fabrication and electro-technology. "Like a lot of sectors in the economy, defence companies are competing with the…

2 Sep 2011, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Two tides are turning on piracy Part 2

This topic will be discussed at the 8th Annual Port and Maritime Security 2011 Conference in September. Read Part 1 of the article here. *** Evolving That is not legally the status of private armed guards. Under the Mercenaries Convention, mercenaries have the backing of a sovereign and are involved in meddling in the affairs…

2 Sep 2011, by Test1 Test1

Healthcare | Planning & Design

Tasmania commits to green ratings for new public buildings

Delivering excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Design was defined as a key result area for the $160M Redevelopment of Flinders Medical Centre, and the New South Wing at FMC is the first project to be assessed under the Green Star Healthcare v1 Tool. The project has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Healthcare Design…

1 Sep 2011, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Can urban planning bring about cultural changes?

I recently came across an opinion piece in the New York Times that raises some interesting points about the differences in urban planning strategies and policy implementation processes between European and US cities (also applicable to cities in Australia). The article has sparked a great discussion amongst urban planners on LinkedIn. In recent years, the…

1 Sep 2011, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Two tides are turning on piracy Part 1

This just in - Just in time for our 8th Annual Port & Maritime Security 2011 Conference. *** MAYBE two tides are turning. Piracy seems to be declining – depending on the scale one uses for calculating. One would be fatuous to think armed guards are responsible simply because another tide is turning. Some flag…

1 Sep 2011, by Test1 Test1

Technology

Introducing the Inaugural Digital Money Summit

The Digital Money Summit will explore the existing pros and cons for Australia developing its contactless payment methods, as successfully deployed in examples around the globe. Sessions will be heard from the major players involved in adopting this new technology – hear banks discuss their strategies to utlise market share, hear telecoms talk about the…

10 Aug 2011, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Queensland Transport Infrastructure: Part 1

Now in its 14th year, the Queensland Transport Infrastructure Summit on the 26th & 27th July at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel (www.informa.com.au/qldtransport), held dedicated days for discussion on the projects meeting Queensland’s urban transport needs and strategies for maximising the freight efficiency of this export state. "Queensland is in a state of growth. 1000 people…

9 Aug 2011, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Queensland Transport Infrastructure: Part 1

Now in its 14th year, the Queensland Transport Infrastructure Summit on the 26th & 27th July at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, held dedicated days for discussion on the projects meeting Queensland’s urban transport needs and strategies for maximising the freight efficiency of this export state. "Queensland is in a state of growth. 1000 people move…

9 Aug 2011, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

The Impact of Australia’s Carbon Pricing on Transport

By Kym Lennox, Principal Consultant, The Tipping Point Institute* Australia has finally defined its starting point as a 21st century economy. The competitive dge to provide an improved quality of life is now directly linked to the efficiency of resource use. The metric to measure this efficiency across industry, between companies and countries is carbon.…

1 Aug 2011, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Airports need to be more flexible and offer choice to passengers

Airports around the world are facing many challenges in their pursuit to manage their operation as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. At the same time passenger demands are changing dramatically. We had the chance to speak with Mark Wolfe, Head of Aviation at Hassell about the future challenges for airports in Australasia. Question: International flights…

27 Jul 2011, by Test1 Test1
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