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Results of APIA’s Health and Safety Survey

Fri, 05 September 2014

In July 2014, APIA contracted the LJM Group to undertake a survey of APIA’s members to determine their thoughts on how effective APIA has been in dealing with Health, Safety & Environment issues and what were the main HS&E issues in the minds of APIA’s members. The results of the survey are now available and can be found downloaded here.

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Register now for APIA convention

Wed, 20 August 2014

The number of delegates registered for the 2014 APIA Annual Convention and Exhibition has reached a new high compared with the same milestone in recent years. A total of 268 delegates had registered by Friday 15 August, 100 more than at the same time in 2013. This year’s convention and exhibition to be held in Melbourne promises to be an…

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Industry Skills Fund open for discussion

Thu, 31 July 2014

A discussion paper is now available on the Federal Government’s proposed Industry Skills Fund which will support vocational education and training. Stakeholders are being invited to submit feedback on the design and implementation arrangements for the $476 million Industry Skills Fund which is set to provide up to 200,000 training places and support services over four years. The fund will…

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Time to tackle issues restricting gas supply

Wed, 30 July 2014

Policymakers should be prepared to tackle the issues that are restricting the supply of gas to ensure there is sufficient gas for both the domestic and the export markets, APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. In an article in The Australian newspaper, Ms Cartwright said Australia had an opportunity to be a world leader in natural gas. “Our proven and…

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NT gas future looks promising

Mon, 28 July 2014

The Northern Territory had significant potential for gas, with even the worst assessment of its potential still looking good, NT Department of Mines and Energy Chief Executive Scott Perkins said. Speaking at APIA’s recent Darwin Dinner, Mr Perkins said that there were several areas that looked promising. “The most exciting potential we know of at the moment is the Beetaloo…

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APIA calls for efficient and effective solutions

Mon, 28 July 2014

New regulatory measures in gas transmission pipeline capacity trading could result in a substantial cost to the gas market with no guarantee of an increase in capacity trading, APIA warns in a new submission. In its submission to the COAG Energy Council Consultation paper on Enhanced Pipeline Capacity Information, APIA points out that an independent cost-benefit analysis concluded that implementing…

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Comment sought on WA penalties policy

Tue, 22 July 2014

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum is seeking industry comments on its Draft Policy Statement – The Application of Statutory Penalties. Further information is available in the Policy statement on the application of statutory penalties. The deadline for input is Friday 1 August 2014.  If you have comments, please contact Andrew Witheford in the APIA Secretariat at awitheford@apia.asn.au.

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Expanded supply is key to help address gas prices

Mon, 21 July 2014

Expanding Australia’s gas supply and addressing a market imbalance in the wholesale gas sector will help address forecast increases in gas prices, Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright says. Ms Cartwright was commenting on a new report which quantifies the impact that rising gas prices will have on manufacturers, suggesting output will contract by $188 billion over…

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Fatigue risk management guidelines available

Wed, 09 July 2014

New guidelines outlining a holistic approach to managing the risk of fatigue at work have been developed following a ground-breaking study into fatigue at a pipeline construction site in Queensland. The APIA Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines note the wide range of work-related and personal factors that contribute to fatigue and recommend that companies develop their own fatigue risk management systems….

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APIA CE braves cold to raise awareness

Mon, 23 June 2014

APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright joined more than a thousand leaders from the private and public sector to raise awareness of homelessness by participating in the Vinnies CEO sleepout 2014. This year was the second time Cheryl has braved the Canberra winter to spend the night sleeping outdoors with just a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag for a…

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