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Occupational Health & Safety | Uncategorised

Industrial manslaughter legislation – is there a need and will it boost WHS compliance?

In 2017, Queensland became the second state in Australia (following the ACT in 2004) to enact industrial manslaughter (IM) legislation. The laws – which are an extension of the existing Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (QLD) - criminally illegalise any action or omission of action, that inadvertently causes death in the workplace. If found guilty of…

15 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources | Uncategorised

Exploration activity in the NT’s Katherine region

The earth is moving in the Greater Katherine Region of Australia’s Northern Territory, with a flurry of exploration activity currently taking place and more land being pegged by major market players. Up 35 percent from the previous year, expenditure figures are also pointing to a promising future, says Dr. Ian Srimgeour of the Northern Territory…

15 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Occupational Health & Safety | Uncategorised

How the Department of Defence is responding to the PFAS crisis

Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals - long used in items such as food packaging, nonstick cookware and firefighting foam – which now find themselves under increasing concerns over environmental and potential health impacts. In recent years, empirical evidence regarding the toxicity of PFAS chemicals has been brought to light,…

10 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal | Uncategorised

Remuneration and regulation post Hayne

The dust has now settled since Commissioner Hayne released his final verdict following the years-worth of industry interrogation, that formed the backbone of the Royal Commission into banking misconduct. Many of his recommendations were applauded by industry analysts, while others have been met with doubt, concern and outright resistance. Cutting through the wealth of industry…

4 Mar 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Food & Agriculture | Technology | Uncategorised

Australian AgTech – a rich hunting ground for venture capital

Australia’s AgTech sector has grown considerably over the last decade and is showing further signs of maturity, with a hefty $123.8 million worth of angel and seed funding logged in 2017. Until recently, however, a lack of local investment data has been stunting its progress - a number of investors put off by the opacity…

1 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Uncategorised

The Kidston Energy Hub | dispatchable renewable energy on tap

Australia has reached a significant milestone in its bid to ensure dispatchable renewable energy - what Head of the Australian Energy Council  has described as "the main game in the electricity market" - thanks to the work of Genex Power. Just last month, the company announced its new partnership with EnergyAustralia, which will see the…

9 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Insights into Speno Rail Maintenance’s operational strategy

With commodity markets regaining momentum, improving supply chain efficiency is key to elevating national productivity. The Australian heavy haul industry - a world leader in innovation - is currently well-positioned to support the boom. But in the face of rising global demand, concerted efforts may soon be required to bolster operations and meet the many challenges…

18 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Cyber security train control – lessons learned

From station, to track-side, to train, the IoT (internet of things) 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 reduced operational expenditure. However, with all the excitement that connected infrastructure brings to the…

4 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Uncategorised

Higher Education for a cosmopolitan age of smart machines: the NYU experiment

The nature of work is changing. Algorithms are replacing intuition, the highest paid person’s opinion needs to be grounded in data, and digital decision-makers are outperforming real humans in an increasing number of sectors in the business world. What’s more, all of this is happening against a changing global backdrop. Neo-nationalism is competing with cosmopolitanism,…

3 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Uncategorised

Jemena CEO’s perspective on the national energy crisis

Last year’s inaugural AFR Energy Summit made a significant impact on the development of a national clean energy transition plan; hosting more than 300 of the sectors top policy-makers and industry leaders. This year, the Summit returns with an even sharper focus; and a view to uncovering the conditions needed for Australia to resolve its…

26 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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