Tag: queensland

Transport & Logistics

Heavy Haul Rail 2016 – Driving Innovation to Deliver Efficiencies

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa would like to thank all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who attended the 6th annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference and Exhibition in Mackay at the end of August. The conference, which took place at Mackay Exhibition and Convention Centre, included presentations from operators, port managers, track managers, economists, suppliers,…

9 Sep 2016, by test test

Healthcare

Top marks for healthcare in Queensland

The latest statewide survey has highlighted the strength of Queensland's healthcare system, with patient satisfaction measures scoring particularly well. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg recently revealed the results from the survey, which regularly assesses how satisfied Queensland patients are with the service they receive from hospital. According to the study, three-quarters of Queenslanders said they were "satisfied"…

15 Jul 2014, by test test

Education

New dual-sector university a Queensland first

A merger between two educational institutions in Queensland has resulted in the state's first ever dual-sector university, which is now open and promises to boost higher education opportunities for locals. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne joined Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek in opening the university, made up of Central Queensland University (CQU) and…

8 Jul 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

QLD, ACT state budgets show promise for rail

The Queensland and Australian Capital Territory governments released their individual state budgets on June 3, and both show plenty of promise for the regions' rail infrastructure. Following the release of the federal budget last month, a lot of attention was directed towards the perceived lack of dedicated rail funding, while substantial investment was allocated to…

11 Jun 2014, by test test

Social Policy

Young Queenslanders with disabilities to benefit from housing scheme

Construction has commenced on a new disability housing complex in Queensland, providing more tailored accommodation for those in need in the state. The latest Youngcare project - which is also working to provide more "age-appropriate" housing for disabled youth in other states and cities - is based on a government-funded site in Wooloowin, Brisbane. A second Brisbane…

2 Jun 2014, by test test

Healthcare

Metro South Health hospitals come out on top in national survey

Hospitals under Queensland's Metro South Hospital and Health Service demonstrated that they are among the best in Australia, surpassing national benchmarks in a recent quality survey. According to the recently released Best Practice Australia patient satisfaction survey, more than nine out of 10 Metro South Health patients reported they are happy with the overall quality of care…

8 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Is Queensland’s freight rail set to go national?

Queensland could be incorporated into the national rail network, a move that may result in more railway engineering investment in the state. The Newman government is in talks with the federal government to see whether such a development would benefit Queensland rail industry. The Commonwealth's Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) now manages 8,500 km of…

6 Mar 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

CSG industry ‘working well’ in Queensland

CSG training in Queensland seems to be paying off, with a new state government report stating regional projects are performing to expectation. The annual update assessed how well the CSG industry is managing the effects on groundwater resources from developments in the Surat Basin. Water is a primary by-product from CSG projects, although it is…

19 Feb 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

North Galilee Basin rail project ‘will supercharge QLD economy’

A planned rail project in Queensland will be a major boost for the local economy, the state government has said. The $2.2 billion North Galilee Basin rail project will see the construction of a 300km rail line between the proposed Carmichael coal mine and the Abbot Point coal port. Queensland's co-ordinator general has now approved…

17 Dec 2013, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

Aussies dominate inspirational women in mining rankings

Australians have featured strongly in a new ranking of top women in the mining industry. The Standard Bank-sponsored 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining list had 28 Aussies, including BHP Billiton's iron ore vice-president of finance Margaret Beck and Megan Clark, chief executive of CSIRO. Other names to make the grade were Rio Tinto's general…

17 Dec 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

Mining training ‘important for industry employees’

The importance of mining training has been highlighted in new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. According to the ABS, around eight million people have undertaken some form of training or study in the last 12 months, but prevalence is higher in certain industries. The data showed more than half of miners had undertaken training…

16 Dec 2013, by test test

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 test test