Tag: policy

Banking & Finance

Rebuilding trust in financial services at the AFR Banking and Wealth Summit 2018

Financial Services providers were scrutinized for their lending practices, remuneration models and misconduct handling procedures at the Australian Financial Review’s Banking & Wealth Summit this week. The Summit analysed a widening ‘trust deficit’ in the sector and explored how industry could resolve the issue to avoid more complex and intrusive regulation. Wayne Byres, Chairman of…

6 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance


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 Insights

Social Policy

Close-Up: Danny Lester

Danny Lester is a proud Aboriginal Man with family connections from the Singleton, La Perouse and Orient Point communities. The Lester Family has a rich and valued culture that has been taught through generations, he is one of four children. Danny is the CEO of Aboriginal Employment Strategy. Boss Magazine  voted  him on the BOSS list of 2012…

3 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining deaths highlight need for safety focus

As 2013 drew to a close, Australia's mining industry was left reeling following four worker deaths in December, bringing total fatalities for the year to 10. This is double the number that occurred in 2012, with many industry groups calling for more focus on the issue of mining safety. Statistics from Safe Work Australia show…

22 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Developments in Australian fracking

Hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - remains a controversial issue in the coal seam gas (CSG) world, not just in Australia but also on the international resources scene. Queensland is currently pioneering fracking projects in the country, while the Western Australian government has also come out in support of the practice in an effort to…

3 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

30-year mining strategy unveiled in Queensland

Mining engineering growth and jobs are at the centre of a new 30-year plan for Queensland's resources sector. The Newman government said its ResourcesQ framework, which was announced at the Queensland Resources Council State of the Sector forum in Brisbane on Tuesday (November 19), will give clear direction for the future. Minister for natural resources…

29 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Wind turbine noise: Integrating research with policy and R&D

The wind turbine industry has been exposed to extensive media coverage and some public scrutiny in regards to noise exposure. Some critics are concerned that wind turbine noise or so-called infrasound may have negative health effects and diminish property values. Yet there is little published research that confirms “objective noise measurements”. Dr Con Doolan, Associate…

18 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Close-up: Adam Bandt – Federal Member for Melbourne

With so much debate on transport and infrastructure focussing on the needs of Melbourne, Informa is fortunate to be hosting the Federal Member for Melbourne and Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Adam Bandt at the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Summit. Adam’s portfolio of responsibilities ranges from education to workplace relations, however he is particularly passionate about creating…

22 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Interview: Evolving and emerging threats in aviation security

The aviation security sector is facing many challenges and is constantly striving to keep up with evolving and emerging threats. The 8th annual Asia Pacific AVSEC conference saw some frank discussions about the future of the sector and the need for government and industry to collaborate to continuously improve the processes. The conference was chaired…

2 Apr 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Twitter Debate: Safer Cycling in Australian Cities

Brisbane transport planner Rachel Smith (@CyclingRSmith) is an enthusiastic blogger and advocate for cycling in our cities.  Yesterday, the shortlisted 2012 TED Global Fellow initiated an interesting Twitter discussion (#cyclecitychat) about cycling, streets, and safety on our roads. The one hour real time debate addressed six issues and featured some interesting contributions from the Twitter community.…

25 Jan 2013, by Informa Insights


Cultural change required to beat binge drinking problem

Studies show that binge drinking is becoming increasingly prevalent among young people with one in six people having more than 20 drinks in a month. Binge drinking has damaging consequences including death from excessive alcohol consumption, permanent brain damage, alcohol poisoning and dangerous and violent behaviour. These issues will be the main focus at the…

6 Mar 2009, by Informa Insights