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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 Insights

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 Insights

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 Insights

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 Insights

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 Insights

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 Insights

Transport & Logistics

Focus on rail work site safety

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO7jQWRReg] CAROLYN WALSH, Chief Executive of the NSW Government's Independent Transport Safety and Reliability Regulator While problems with rail safety in NSW have declined over the last decade, more needs to be done in areas such as worksite protection, says a NSW Government transport safety executive. Carolyn Walsh, Chief Executive of the NSW Government’s Independent…

19 Jan 2009, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Transport & Logistics

Airport security technology needs users ‘at the centre’

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=f3xF45Yn2K8] DR STEVEN SHORROCK of UNSW Aviation While technology plays a key role in airport security, it needs to be designed with users at the centre, says Dr Steven Shorrock. Dr Shorrock, psychologist, ergonomist and senior lecturer with the University of New South Wales’ Department of Aviation, says in an interview that recent international events…

12 Jan 2009, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Australian mining technology in spotlight as markets slide

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=kDYRrtsX-iQ&fmt=18] Interview with Alan Broome, Chairman of Austmine The Australian mining technology sector could be the saviour of global miners struggling in a depressed marketplace, says an industry expert. "The global resources sector has been hammered," says Alan Broome, Chairman of Austmine, the Australian mining equipment and services export association. He says productivity improvements, keeping…

17 Dec 2008, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Iron ore market analysis indicates ‘deterioration’

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=TxKdaEb6nI0] ALAN HEAP, Managing Director of Global Commodity Analysis on global iron ore and steel II 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…

28 Nov 2008, by Informa Insights
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