Tag: regulation

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

Mining & Resources

Productivity Commission report aims to slash mining red tape

The mining engineering sector in Australia is still struggling to cope with reams of red tape - but a new inquiry report from the Productivity Commission could encourage the government to promote and streamline resource exploration.Released on March 5, the Commission's latest inquiry report highlights the current roadblocks hindering exploration in Australia. It drew attention…

10 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

Close-Up: Superintendent Neville Taylor

Neville is currently the head of the Road Policing Operations and Investigations for Victoria Police, which includes being the Victoria Police Transport Industry Liaison Officer. He is responsible for the impaired driver’s enforcement programs, state-wide highway patrol operations, major collision investigations and heavy vehicle enforcement and chain of responsibility investigations. Attendees at the Chain of…

20 Nov 2013, by test test

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 test test

Transport & Logistics

Recognizing security challenges for regional airports

Providing adequate aviation security poses great challenges for regional airports in Australia. At the 7th annual Asia Pacific AVSEC conference, Bill Burke, CEO at Mildura Airport addressed some of the difficulties regional infrastructure assets face when it comes to security. Bill Burke's presentation is now available for download.  His talk touches on the following issues: Do cost effectiveness…

15 Jan 2013, by test test