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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

Transport & Logistics

Rail at a ‘crossroads’ says Don Telford

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=yIhV6eIeqmk] DON TELFORD, Chairman of Australasian Railway Association & CEO of Asciano Australasian Railway Association Chairman Don Telford says rail is at a crossroads and needs funding after years of neglect to realise its full potential as a safe, clean and labour-efficient mode of transport. While he doesn’t think the economic slowdown will impact much…

10 Nov 2008, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Austmine 2009 to show world-class technology

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYdg-JojOk] PREMIER MIKE RANN talks Austmine 2009 One spin-off benefit of the mining boom is world-class Australian technology that itself earns substantial and increasing export income. This is reflected by export revenues forecast in the last major review of the mining technology services sector by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE). The…

22 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Improved labelling ‘critical’ in addressing obesity epidemic

Improved labelling is critical in addressing the obesity epidemic, says Heart Foundation spokesperson Anne-Marie Mackintosh, but it is only one part of a multi-strategy campaign. Labelling can help people make healthier food choices and in doing so, people are more likely to follow the Australian dietary guidelines which are the key to improving overall health,…

22 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Coal seam gas is long-term

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh3AwkpVsU8] DON McMILLAN, Principal Engineer, Oil Gas CBM Services Oil price fluctuation will have little impact on plans to develop Queensland’s vast coal seam gas (CSG) reserves, says industry specialist Don McMillan. “[The end product] Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a very long term investment,” he says. “You’ve seen the numbers people have been prepared…

20 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Attorney-General to speak at Counter Terrorism Summit

Attorney-General Robert McClelland will be a keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Counter Terrorism Summit in Melbourne on 28-29 October. Mr McClelland will speak on the Federal Government’s national security agenda and counter terrorism laws. The conference will cover a range of issues from a global risk assessment to emergency management, and feature international and…

13 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights
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