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How Fitzroy Australia Resources plans to make its new greenfield site a success

Fitzroy Australia Resources is moving full steam ahead with its plans to open a new longwall mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, having just completed a bankable feasibility study and advancing the State and Federal approval processes. Construction is planned to commence in Q1, with first coal from the underground operation in Q1 2020…

14 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Building the digital estate – not just big data, the right data

“An aging asset is more than a risk or a ‘tick and flick’ when it comes to budgeting or maintenance, it is a sleeping giant. And no one wants to wake a sleeping giant”, says Aurecon Chief Digital Officer, Andrew Maher, ahead of the ADM Defence Estate & Base Services Summit. “Every aspect of our…

13 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Be part of Project i-TRACE to transform the Australian rail sector

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), writes about the ARA’s collaboration with GS1 Australia to standardise how materials are identified to eliminate the current challenge of managing efficient maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. The landscape in which our rail industry operates today is large and complex, causing challenges with cost,…

11 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

How universities are implementing TEQSA’s standards

It has been almost two years since the revised Higher Education Standards (HES) Framework was introduced to the Australian higher education sector. Since then, Director of TEQSA’s Assurance Group, Dr. Michael Tomlinson, has been doing the rounds – engaging with institutions and monitoring the sector’s uptake of the new standards. Ahead of the University Governance…

7 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication

Game-Storming – “Play to get ideas”

Game storming can lead to serious business results: I used game storming in an energy company to bring people to work together and remove communication barriers. Teaming is great and with the right simulation I managed to draw engagements and participation from all levels in meetings and discussions. The biggest problem is not playing the…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights

Business | Leadership & Communication

Are you a Disruptor?

Be a disruptor and not be disrupted: Disruptive innovators are constantly creating new values and additional improvements after the repeated iterations of its product or service. So, how has your company been affected by disruptive innovation? According to business thought leaders, executives must be aware of disruptive innovation so as to anticipate innovations that could…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights

Business | Leadership & Communication

Why you think the way you do?

Different preferences in solving problems: We as individuals or groups are often called upon to solve challenges, make decisions and think creatively. Are you or your group required to do the following? Build innovative teams Increase collaboration and communication Develop leaders Train thinking and creativity skills Coach executives, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs If the answer is…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights

Education | Infrastructure | Planning & Design

How vertical schools are affecting children’s health and development

Fatter, sicker, sadder. It’s a phrase planning and design expert, Dr. Tony Matthews, doesn’t particularly like, but one which quite accurately captures the way modern, urban environments are impacting our children’s health and wellbeing. “Just a few decades ago, the air was cleaner, the streets were safer and children were able to enjoy a more…

6 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Arming Defence procurers for the national infrastructure boom

Australia’s record construction boom means Defence procurers will need to fight harder and smarter than ever before to attract a competitive pool of bidders for future infrastructure projects. “This is an intense period of acceleration, most notably in the Defence, Transport and Energy sectors”, says Brendan Lyon of KPMG ahead of the ADM Defence Estate &…

5 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Cyber security train control – lessons learned

From station, to track-side, to train, the internet of things (IoT) revolution is fast gaining momentum within rail. Applications such as smart ticketing, predictive maintenance, and real-time visibility are enabling a host of benefits, including improved passenger mobility, increased ridership and significantly reduced operational expenditure. However, with all the excitement that connected infrastructure brings to…

4 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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