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June 28, 2022

Romilly Madew named new CEO of Engineers Australia

Infrastructure Australia’s Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, will step down at the end of July to become the CEO of Engineers Australia. Madew was appointed CEO of Infrastructure Australia in early 2019 and was responsible for overseeing Infrastructure Australia’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities. Engineers Australia National […]

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June 28, 2022

Moving the dial on gender equality

The supply chain industry is characterised by an ageing and largely male workforce, but this is starting to change. Leading the way in this step-change is technology solutions provider Körber Supply Chain. MHD catches up with the APAC team to find out more. In 2020, Deakin University’s Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL) released its report […]

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June 28, 2022

Metro Trains endorsed as employer of choice for women

Metro Trains Melbourne is only one of 260 businesses globally that have received an endorsement to join Work180’s platform, which highlights the work done to support and empower women. Work180 is a global jobs network that provides women with an easy way of identifying workplaces they can trust, reaching nine million women worldwide. Employers looking to […]

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June 28, 2022

Rail industry welcomes King and Cabinet

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has congratulated Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the announcement of his new Ministry and the appointment of Catherine King as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.  ARA chief executive officer Caroline Wilkie says the rail industry looked forward to working with Minister King to support a strong national […]

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June 28, 2022

MIAL celebrates International Day for Women

Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL) says it celebrated its first International Day for Women in Maritime on Wednesday May 18.  The shipping industry peak body says it is well known that women are under-represented in the maritime sector. In 2020, it released a report called Diversity – Women in Maritime, which identified the alignment between companies […]

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June 28, 2022

Deserving prize for truckies’ unsung hero

As the unflagging administrator of On the Pads Australia, the Facebook group that keeps the wheels turning for thousands of truckies every day, Leanne Dyer is used to the unexpected. But even Dyer admits the news from the Trucking Australia conference on the Gold Coast this month that she’d won the coveted National Trucking Industry […]

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June 28, 2022

A spotlight on Acanthamoeba keratitis: healthy contact lens wear

Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare but debilitating infection found mostly in contact lens wearers. DR NICOLE CARNT discusses the critical role of optometrists in detection and informed referrals, as well as minimising the chances of infection in the first place. A/Prof Nicole CarntBOptom (Hons) PhD GradCertOcThe  FAAO FBCLAScientia Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Research, School of Optometry and Vision […]

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June 28, 2022

Creating more jobs for women in cyber security

Applications for the Women in Security Pilot Program are now open, backed by $100,000 from the Victorian government’s Cyber Strategy to improve the representation of women in the industry and address workforce shortages.  “Cyber security is a rapidly growing industry and we’re thrilled to support more women to take up new jobs and new careers […]

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June 28, 2022

First Nations’ talent shines at Queensland mining awards

Thiess mining supervisor Nicole Shibasaki has been named as the Exceptional Indigenous Person in Queensland Resources at the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Indigenous Awards gala in Brisbane. As a proud Wulli Wulli woman and the first Indigenous female supervisor at the Caval Ridge metallurgical coal mine, Shibasaki is breaking new ground for those around her wanting to take […]

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June 28, 2022

Metso Outotec addresses gender-pay gap

Metso Outotec has invested EUR 2.2 million ($3.1 million) to correct gender-related pay gaps following a company-wide analysis. This year, Metso Outotec did a global fair pay analysis to review pay practices across the 50 plus countries that it operates in. According to Metso Outotec, results confirmed that existing policies and practices at the company […]

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