Tag: government

Banking & Finance

Business

AFR Tax Reform Summit – A 21 year old student’s impression by Moshe Wakil

The Australian Financial Review Tax Reform Summit evidenced that building consensus around key reform areas is a genuine possibility. Experts representing both major government parties, big-business, Australian workers and academia endorsed the idea that an efficient tax mix is important to facilitate long-term productivity gains and corresponding rises in our standards of living. Australia’s corporate…

25 Sep 2015, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

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

Leadership & Communication

Effective change management in the public sector

Public sector organisations are increasingly being asked to provide better and more efficient services, while coping with shrinking budgets and fewer staff. Implementing change in agencies and departments can be a challenging prospect, particularly if the existing processes have been in place for some time. However, effective change management skills can ensure your leadership development…

12 Aug 2013, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Spotlight: Trident Task Force

Detective Superintendent Gerry Ryan & Detective Inspector Anthony Silva recently joined us to discuss crime in the wider maritime environment, port security arrangements and the role of state police services in combating organised crime. Between them, Detective Superintendent Ryan & Detective Inspector Silva have over 70years service with the Victorian Police Force and an extensive…

17 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Planning & Design

Social Finance: Sustainable growth that benefits everyone

The global financial crisis has a created both financial burdens and social burdens for governments in many developed countries.  We had the chance to catch up with Michael McMillan CFA, Director, Ethics and Professional Standards, CFA Institute – USA and speak to him about how government can best support social finance projects, how projects can attract investment and…

17 Jun 2013, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Rachel Johnson

With 17 years executive management experience, Rachel Johnson has worked extensively within the freight industry building towards efficient and productive logistics solutions.  Ms Johnson was appointed the Deputy Director General of the Freight and Regional Development Transport for NSW in 2011, and we recently spoke to her about her major career achievements. Her experience and…

22 May 2013, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Is the NSW State Government backing the right transport projects to break Sydney free from its congestion woes?

With an array of projects being implemented by the NSW Government in the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan, we ran a poll to see if the projects being prioritised were most likely to help reduce the grid lock in Sydney. The Informa poll conducted over the last month revealed that 37 out of 42…

21 May 2013, by Informa Australia

Business

Social Policy

Helping the Government do and use social media better

The online environment has become a significant means by which those in government can gain insight into public opinion as a way of improving service design and delivery. The Social Media in Government Conferenceseeks to provide local, state and federal government agencies with a series of case studies that demonstrate best practice in the implementation…

1 Dec 2011, by Informa Australia

Education

2010 and 2011 CDP funding allocations announced

On 15 October 2009 the Minister for Education announced the 2010 and 2011 Capital Development Pool (CDP) allocations worth $71.5million. The funding is for the development of infrastructure at Australian universities. It will help expand courses in areas of national importance, and improve vital teaching and learning facilities and student amenities. Twenty-three grants have been…

20 Jan 2010, by Informa Australia

Education

Transforming Australia’s Higher Education System

The Australian Government recently released a report, Transforming Australia's Higher Education System, that rolls out a 10-year plan to reform Higher Education in Australia. According to the website: "Higher Education is central to achieving the Government’s vision of a stronger and fairer nation. The Government is proposing a landmark reform agenda for higher education and…

20 Jan 2010, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Hot rock to be potential source of energy in Australia

The serious impacts of climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels have increased the need for environmentally-friendly energy sources. One potential energy source that has come into prominence recently is geothermal energy. This will be examined at Informa’s 4th annual Hot Rock Energy Conference to be held on the 4-5 June at the Grand…

20 Mar 2009, by Informa Australia

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 Australia