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ABA CEO Anna Bligh on ‘erosion of trust’ in banks

The Australian Bankers Association’s new CEO, Anna Bligh aims to rebuild trust between the banks and their customers. Her powerful statement “I think there is a direct correlation between the implosion of trust and explosion of scrutiny” is memorable and timely. She told the Australian Financial Review's Banking & Wealth Summit on 5 April in…

12 Apr 2017, by Informa Insights

Health & Healthcare

Queensland healthcare receives a timely helping hand

Healthcare organisations in Queensland and around Australia looked to be heading for trouble when the federal budget was announced last month. In a budget that was harsh on one of the country's most vital sectors, there seemed to be little respite from the funding cuts that were in line for healthcare providers. A recently announced reprieve…

17 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

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NSW receives rail boost in the form of new intercity trains

The 2014 federal budget was not kind on Australia's rail infrastructure. Although it dedicated some funding to improving the country's rail network, this was a mere smidgen compared to what other infrastructure projects - roads in particular - were allocated. However, it appears the NSW government at least is committed to improving rail in its…

20 May 2014, by Informa Australia

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Budget 2014: The winners and losers

Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the much-anticipated 2014 Federal Budget last night, and as expected, it was followed up with comment and debate from industries across the country. While some sectors stand to benefit from extra funding and support, others will be left disappointed at cuts and reforms that could make things even more difficult in an already…

14 May 2014, by Informa Australia