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Transport & Logistics

AusRAIL’s scholarship program: New ideas from the next generation

Looking for ways to promote and educate the broader community on the benefits of rail? Just ask the next generation of rail leaders for their innovative ideas With the prize of a guest pass to attend AusRAIL, the Next Generation Conference Scholarship Program was launched in 2017 to encourage young rail professionals to share their…

25 Jul 2018, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure

Growing a potential pipeline of investable infrastructure projects

Deconstructing the problem A report compiled by law firm Allens places Australia’s colossal and growing infrastructure deficit at $300-770 billion. Not helping matters is the hefty 11.8 million national population increase forecast over the next thirty years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics; signifying yet more demand for the nation’s already overburdened network of infrastructure…

25 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Clinical Trials Report Highlights Australia’s Competitive Advantages… And Weaknesses

A 2017 report found that Australia’s clinical trials sector is large. As international competition for clinical trials intensifies, Australian medtech trade group, MTAA, has pledged to work with industry to overcome impediments to conducting trials in the country. To read the full article from Informa Pharma Intelligence, visit: https://medtech.pharmaintelligence.informa.com/MT105181/Clinical-Trials-Report-Highlights-Australias-Competitive-Advantages-And-Weaknesses

24 Jul 2018, by Francesca Brewer

Healthcare

Australia’s Capability in Clinical Trials

Earlier this year, Austrade released the new Clinical Trials industry capability report which highlights why Australia is a leading destination for clinical research of new therapeutic products and medical devices. The report showcases Australia’s strengths in the sector—world-class medical research infrastructure, an efficient regulatory system, a strong and stable business environment, and generous tax incentives—that make it…

24 Jul 2018, by Francesca Brewer

Education

How the UIA has increased low income graduates by 29% (year on year)

In Australia, fewer than fifty percent of low incomes graduates complete their Higher Education (HE) degrees on time; and in the USA fewer than fifty percent complete them at all. This significant, global problem, costs governments tens of billions each year in wasted Pell grants; perpetuates cycles of poverty; and leaves countries around the world…

24 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

Ideas into industry – changing our approach to innovation

Check the OECD or any other index and it will tell you Australia is lagging behind its global peers in innovation – a depressing state of affairs considering the efforts being made to brand ourselves as an ‘innovation nation’. But self-flagellating methods of narration aren’t exactly helpful when it comes to spurring national productivity –…

20 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Carnarvon’s historic oil find and what this means for the sector

Carnarvon and partner firm Quadrant have made a historic discovery of high-quality light oil in their Dorado-1 well; causing Carnarvon share prices to surge 57 percent this week. The quality and magnitude of the reserve has led many to describe it as one of the most significant discoveries of the North West Shelf. The 96m…

20 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Education

Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy update

The Australian Government is channelling $200 billion into Defence capability over the coming decade to recapitalise the Australian Defence Force. Accompanying this is the development of the ‘Workforce Behind the Defence Force’ (WBDF) campaign – the roughly 3,000 plus SMEs and 25,000 employees that constitute Defence industry in Australia. Over the next decade, this STEM-enabled…

19 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Blended learning at its finest – A Melbourne Girls Grammar School case study

In an age of technology obsession, distractibility and desensitization, the models of teaching that once served us are decreasing in relevance. Exposure to apps, television and social media channels - all vying for our attention with progressively fascinating stimuli – have hardwired the brains of young people, making it increasingly difficult to captivate their attention…

18 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

ACCC Chairman to present at AFR National Energy Summit

In the lead up to the AFR National Energy Summit- 10-11 October 2018, competition regulator ACCC announced last week its package of recommendations to reform the national energy market – the conditions of which have been described by the watchdog as “unacceptable and unsustainable’”. In a largely monopolized market, energy affordability is an ongoing concern…

17 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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