The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on January 28, 1995 · Page 11
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The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · Page 11

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Saturday, January 28, 1995
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SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 1 995 TNI AOI 1 1 World News Failures in Kobe spur Japanese into action By BEN HILLS, Japan correspondent, Tokyo, Friday The Japanese Government, stunned by the failure of what it boasted were the world's best disaster precautions, plans to establish a special commission to supervise the $A130 billion rebuilding of the earthquake-ravaged city of Kobe. Mr Sadatoshi Ozato, the Cabinet Minister appointed last week to take ' charge of the disaster relief, said legislation was being drafted to create a commission with similar powers to the one that took on the reconstruction of Tokyo after it was destroyed in the Great Kanto Quake of 1923. The commission will be responsible for redesigning the city and introducing new building standards to reduce the risk of the sort of catastrophic failures that Wrecked houses, high-rise buildings and modern highways and railways. It will provide a 21st century model for other lapanese quake-prone cities such as Tokyo. Cabinet at the same time announced the first significant review in 24 years of Japan's national disaster response system. This follows widespread criticism that hundreds of lives were lost during 48 hours of delay and confusion in getting help to Kobe. More than 300,000 people are still dossed down in temporary refuges 10 days after the quake. Many of the 5000 killed have not been buried, and 26,000 injured are being cared for by overworked medical teams that still have no proper facilities, and are short of drugs. Surveys are showing that as many as 60,000 structures one in five buildings in the city have been damaged beyond repair. Experts estimate that it will take at least a year to restore Kobe's basic infrastructure, and three years for the city to fully recover. A priority of the new commission will be to decide whether to freeze private construction in the worst-hit areas until tough building codes can be drawn up. The reason is that many supposedly quake-proof steel and concrete buildings collapsed as well as the older timber houses. Yesterday, engineers confirmed that 21 modern apartment buildings they are up to 20 storeys tall and were built in 1979 in a complex known as Ashiya Seaside Town had suffered structural damage. They said it was the first time in the world the main steel supporting pillars of such skyscrapers had been damaged by an earthquake. Kiyoaki Takeyama, assistant profes sor of construction planning at Shoin Jogakuin College in Kobe, said the quake had shown existing standards were inadequate. The commission will also have to supervise the reconstruction of the shattered public infrastructure to far more rigorous standards. Overhead highways, bridges for the shinkansen bullet-train, and great sections of Kobe's underground railway system were wrecked. The Finance Minister, Mr Masayoshi Takemura, today confirmed that two special budgets for reconstruction would be put to the current session of the Diet (parliament). He denied press reports that special deficit-covering bonds would have to be issued to cover the national Government's estimated SA13 billion share of the rebuilding bill. The national Government will split the cost with local and prefectural governments of building thousands of temporary prefabricated shacks for the homeless, and of rebuilding roads, sewers and water supplies, and the Kobe waterfront. Other cities particularly Tokyo, which also imagined itself quake-proof have sent teams to Kobe to inspect the damage, and will be watching to see if they need to revise their own plans. Toll rises as storms sweep Europe III v mS p a J U3, 1 f ISO1- A postman finds a way to complete his daily mail round in the flooded village of Itteren in the southern Dutch province ofLimburg. London, Friday At least 19 people died as blizzards and record rain swept northern Europe, six of them children killed when winds toppled a crane onto a French school. Vast areas of Germany, France and the Netherlands were under water and snowstorms paralysed northern England today. Weather forecasters said more rain and snow was on the way. The heaviest rainfall for 150 years hit western France where 12 people died in flood-related accidents. A police officer said the six who died at the private Christian school in Toul in eastern France were aged between 16 and 18. Police today recovered the bodies of two men and a woman from a car swept into the harbor at Concarneau. Three others died in flood-related accidents in the region. Four people died in fierce snowstorms in northern England. In northern Belgium, a 45-year-old man died in Aalst, north-west of Brussels, when a pigeon loft collapsed. A 20-year-old Swedish woman was killed in an avalanche in Norway. Swollen rivers inundated many German towns, drowning an 81 -year-old man in Bad Kreuznach and boding a repeat of 1993 s "flood of the century". Reuter GROUP ACCOUNTANT Our client is innovative, a leading manufacturer and experiencing significant growth, parbcutarty in overseas markets. As a result of their growth, a new position is available reporting to the company secretary. You will be accountable for the consolidation of the monthly results, mufti currency ledgers, co-ordination and consolidation of the budget and published financial statements. You wiH also be responsible for the accounting for a subsidiary and take a major role in the development of systems and controls. The analysis of results and Troubleshooting" will also be an integral part of the position. Applicants win need to be ACA or AASCPA with significant financial reporting experience. Sound exposure to manufacturing and computers is essential. You will need to be able to cope with growth and change and have lots of initiative and enthusiasm and be able to work independently. A lateral thinker wrth ambition is essential, ft would be ideal, although not essential, il you could speak Mandarin or Cantonese. This is an excellent position with potential and an attractive salary wil be negotiated. Apply In confidence to Richard Holland by mailing your CV or if you prefer, ring him on 41 9 6766. 1 HOLLAND MANAGEMENT RESOURCES Specialists in recruitment, search & training 2 WELLINGTON PARADE, EAST MELBOURNE, 3002 PHONE (03) 41 9 6766 FAX (03) 41 6 0471 MM S 'l'MIHH'.--HY:rKt1 iJii:ihm:i You do not have to flog it out it University or TAFE for 3 yean. ' At CPTI you can be trained and I employed tn 1995. ' We can train you for an exciting, wd j pud career in around 6 months. Computer Power graduates are m I demand with over 12,000 having been placed in well paid job since 1969. We offer: Free lob placement assistance Austudy to eligible applicants Government and industry accredited courses. Start Now: Get a head start in getting your fast job. Computer Power guarantee to work wsm tou unnl vou are entpioved !f3 COMPUTER POWER TRAINING INSTITUTE 8202211 If you haven t heard of Townsend Knight Consulting yet rest assured you re about to. and in a big way Were an International HR Consulting firm which enjoyed significant growth in 1994 and our plans for extensive expansion are well underway As a consequence we seek the kind of people who have HR and Commercial Industry experience, who revel m the challenge of promoting their skills and take pride in their professional integrity We assume you II already have an established network (in Telecomrnunications. Tourism Leisure Recreation Manufacturing Engineering Financial Services as examples) and a more flexible and innovative approach to HR Consulting than the industry norm Our business encompasses Recruitment (Search Selection and Response Handling) and HR Consulting so you II need well developed professional Vn Townsend Knight skills to work productively with a broad range of public and private sector clients So if you re looking for career development m Sydney. Melbourne or Brisbane and believe sales to be a noble profession wed like to see you For an initial discussion contact Bill Armstrong at Townsend Knight Consulting on (02) 922 3344 Lead us to the Year 2,000! One of Melbourne's new cities Is the prestigious City of Yarra combining the former municipalities of Rtzroy, including North Carlton, Collinawood and Richmond and part of the City of Northcote. This vibrant inner city municipality is home to 64,000 people, has an operating revenue base of $62 million and staffing in excess of 700 people. Well known for Its large industrial and commercial sector, the City of Yarra offers a wealth of arts and cultural activity, recreation and river experiences, superb shopping strips, ethnic diversity and culinary delights. The Chief Executive Officer now wishes to appoint to her team four outstanding Corporate Directors who have a track record of success in major change processes. Key attributes will be strategic capacity, commitment to local government reform and improved effectiveness, excellent communication skills and superior people management abilities. This dynamic and energetic team will lead the City of Yarra into the 21 st Century. Corporate Director Services Physical Services Business Unit Management - Waste ManagementParks and Gardens Community Services Business Unit Management - Aged ServicesFamily Services Business Unit Support - Work Reform Market Analysis Client Services Up to $115,000 package neg. Responsible for leading significant workplace reform with the capacity to develop customercitizen focus on planning and provision of services. This key role demands intellectual prowess from an executive with extensive exposure to a wide range of functions within a complex organisational setting. Extensive experience in operational management in a wide range of functions is essential. Appropriate tertiary qualifications from a candidate with exceptional leadership abilities will contribute significantly both strategically and at policy levels. Ref No.: DC871 Corporate Director Finance & Assets Financial PlanningReveaue Management Asset Management - PropertyFleet Management Valuations Information Technology Up to $110,000 package neg. This key role will manage all of tie organisation's significant financial requirements from an operating revenue base of $62 million. A senior executive with xtanafv revenue management and financial services experience and an outstanding track record of achievement in either the public or private sectors will bring to this position a high level at strategic direction. Relevant business management qualrficafJene are essentia! as well as outstanding leadership qualities. Ref No.: DC872 Corporate Director Corporate Resources CCT - Business PackagingTender and Contract Management Support Civic Services - GovernancePublic Relations Corporate IdentityCustomer Service Communications Strategies Human Resources Management Up to $110,000 package neg. This multifunctional and complex role win challenge and Inspire an executive who is capable of capitalising on the City's C C T. objectives, civic responsibilities, Public Relations interface and Human Resource Management programmes. Business aptitude of a high order is essential in providing a cohesive and value-added thrust to the City's agenda together with political awareness and a commitment to best practice principles will be key attributes of the executive appointed to head up this senior role. Tertiary qualifications will enhance the candidate's already successful career In a large multifunctional organisation. Ref No.: DC870 Corporate Director City Development Strategic and Urban Planning - Economic DevelopmentMajor ProjectsCorporate Planning Regulatory Services - Statutory PlanningParking EnforcementHealth Services Up to $110,000 package neg. This position demands high level integrated strategic and urban planning experience. Extensive exposure to all levels of government and a range of key industry and business bodies. This cultural, economically and socially diverse city demands an innovative, strategic thinker who has the capacity and maturity to shape the urban future of the City whilst building on differing views and encouraging new ideas. Superior, communication skills are mandatory in contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation as part of the Corporate Management Team. Business or Planning related qualifications will enhance an already highly successful planning development career. Ref No.: DCS 73 A three to five year contract and market reflective remuneration package wil be negotiated to attract candidates of the highest calibre. Written applications In strictest confidence to Wafte Consulting by 10 February, 1995. Initial enquiries Ph: 629 6333. Fax: 629 8929. UUU CONSULTING Lavl 11459 Collin Street, Melbourne 3000. Logistics Manager D Twelve Month Contract D Excellent Salary Package A market loader tn their Industry, Ihts Australian manufacturer In light engineering products, Is recognised for quality. Innovation and customer service. Your role will encompass the management and control of (he logistics function, ensuring supplies of raw materials and finished goods are available within required time frames ' and budgets. Responsibilities will Include planning, purchasing. Inventor)- control and distribution. You will also participate in production, marketing, sales and other strategic planning activities. An experienced Logistics Manager, you understand a salesmarketing driven company. Coupled with an appropriate tertiary' qualification and experience with MRP. you possess sound people management skills and a pro-active, hands-on approach. A salary package commensurate with your qualifications and experience will be negotiated. Please forward your written application lo Philip Archer, Archer Consulting Group. Level 3, 1 Southhank Boulevard, South Melbourne 3205 (fax No. 686 075S), quoting Ref M.M76820. Market Development Manager D Electronic Communications D Vibrant And Dynamic Environment This ell established. Innovative electronic communleauon services group has become market leader by providing clients with the highest level of specialised, creative and technical suiuUona. no matter how unique their requirements. Ynur primary form in this newly created role, wtB he to market and sea maor proposals or ventures to corporate and (tovemmem sector cBems. You will be responsible for developing new business and product HUaUvrs to the point of creating a selling package and supporting the company to achieve their significant growth ob)ecUvm Tertiary qualified wRh a sound knowledge of the tetevWon. arherustrm or video services Industries, you wig possess a strong track record tn a senior salesmarketing role In new business generation. A persuasive negotiator with outstanding oomrnunk-ation and presentation skits, von wtt be capable of developing and implementing strategic business and marketing plans. A high degree of flexibility wttl be required lo adapt to this Industry of very rapid iechnokiglcai change. Hie rewards, challenges and satisfaction drrfted from uus role wlfl reflect Its seniority within the company. IVase contact PMMp Archer on 896 for confidential dhcuSRlon. or If you prrler. send resume to Archer ('insulting (.roup I,evel 3, I Southhank Boulevard. South Melbourne 3205. (Fax IW 606 0733). ' Het Hi M76B20. Emerging Superannuation Consultancies Sought By Market Leader The Benefits of Merging Your Practice The ability to provide your clients with solutions that meet the needs of all parties: employer, employee and. where required, union representatives. You will have access to: Superannuation & Actuarial, or Employee Benefits Consulting Practices are being sought by this major International employee benefits consulting group. About The Group They are world leaders in the provision of consulting services In Insurance, risk management and human resources management. In Australia, they are regarded as a specialist superannuation and employee benefits consulting company, providing a range of services to corporate clients In all Slates. What They Seek Well established practices with a strong reputation lor product service and technical advice to a royal, well maintained corporate client base are being sought to merge with this organisation. The Next Step There Is considerable flexibility hi the means by which an association can be achieved, subfeet to the demonstration of appropriate Income streams. Please contact Philip Archer on 606 8666 to discuss the benefits and method of an association. Vrtw total coafldetrttaUty te assured. global resources facilities in all .Australian States a team of professionals offering a wide range of specialist administration and consulting services state-of-the-art technology strong training up-to-the-minute record maintenance comprehensive financial administration and reporting to Accounting Standard AAS25 A BS (S M E R l: IT) o ft f. C- 0 C2J O O (i 0 o & (b b O () 0 ft

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