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ifm efector announced as Platinum Sponsor of 2021 Women in Industry Awards

ifm efector is one of Australia’s leading advanced electronic and automation companies, supplying solutions for their customers across the mining, manufacturing and logistics industries. At the forefront of innovation, ifm recognises that gender diversity fosters creativity and change, often leading to business growth and further success. Women in Industry is delighted to introduce a new […]

BAE Systems, BOC and Atlas Copco renew sponsorships for 2021

Women in Industry is thrilled to announce that BAE Systems, BOC and Atlas Copco Compressors have all renewed their sponsorships of the Awards for 2021. BOC has sponsored the Women in Industry Awards for the past seven years. The company is dedicated to fostering and recognising excellence across the industrials sector and is committed to […]

Tellus appoints new senior leadership

Tellus Holdings, a government-approved developer of commercial geological repositories for hazardous waste, has appointed a new Chief Strategy Officer and Company Secretary. Sterling Brain was selected for the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer while Barbara King as General Counsel and Company Secretary. The move follows the appointment of Nick Williams as Chief Financial […]

Healthy Heads appoints new CEO, announces industry-wide initiative

Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds (HHTS) has announced the appointment of its inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Naomi Frauenfelder will commence her responsibilities mid January, 2021. Frauenfelder, who previously held the position of Executive Director at the rail industry-aligned TrackSAFE Foundation, takes over from HHTS Interim CEO Lachlan Benson. “The HHTS Board is delighted to […]

Two New Appointments at Iveco

As part of the process of moving ahead under new management and with new priorities two new appointments at Iveco have been announced. Ella Letiagina has been appointed to the role of Head of Network Development, while Glen Dyer will take the reins heading Truck and Van Sales through the expansive Iveco network. Ella joins […]

Victorian Government encourages STEM training for women

The Victorian Government is seeking to engage more women to work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) jobs through a series of programs, initiatives and events. Women in STEM fields are under-represented in Australia, according to the Victorian Government, which is investing $1.37 million to develop the STEM Centre of Excellence at the Science […]

Aussie IRD study taps into gene therapy perceptions

Researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia and University of Melbourne have developed a world-first survey to gather the views of Australians with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) on potential gene therapies. The study, led by CERA Honorary Researcher Associate Professor Heather Mack, aims to help eye doctors and researchers understand the support and information […]

Rinehart invests in lithium as prices hike

Lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources has secured commitments for $120 million in funding, with Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting becoming a significant investor in the company. Vulcan will use the funding to drive its final investment decision at its Zero Carbon lithium project in Germany, with anticipation of becoming the world’s first producer of zero carbon […]

Cross River Rail TBMs given names of iconic Queensland women

Twin Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) set to work on the Cross River Rail project have been named after two groundbreaking Queensland women. The names come in honour of each woman’s contribution to the state. The first TBM to launch will be named ‘Else’ after trailblazing engineer Else Shepherd AM, while the second will be known […]

Report shows construction industry gender pay gap has widened

Results from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WEGA) 2019-20 report show the construction industry now rated to have the second highest pay gap. Behind the Financial and Insurance Service industry which was found to have a gender pay gap of 27.5 per cent, the construction industry was found to have a gender pay gap of […]