Living Near Major Roads Can Give You Asthma
Middle aged Australians who live near major roads are more likely than others to suffer from asthma, a study has found.
How to Get More Bang for Our Infrastructure Buck
Infrastructure can have a big effect on our lives.
Aussie Households Must Take Heed of Electrical Safety
It was the type of callout emergency service personnel dread.
Mining Maintenance Boom Drives Huge Contractor Opportunities
Contractors in areas such as mechanical, electrical and equipment servicing are set to grab billions of dollars’ worth of opportunity as expenditure on maintenance and servicing...
Dam Engineer Worried About ‘Embarrassment’
Queensland dam engineers were concerned before the 2011 floods that they could suffer a "major embarrassment" if they released water and then dire rainfall predictions didn't...
Australia Must Stop Cladding Apartments with Flammable Material
By all accounts, the pace at which fire ripped up Melbourne’s Lacrosse apartment tower in 2014 was frightening.
External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?
One aspect of the public debate and discussion as to external wall cladding on buildings in the context of the Lacrosse building and Grenfell tower fires...
Downer Shares Soar
Shares in Downer EDI have soared following an upgrade to the engineering group's full-year profit guidance after it found larger-than-expected cost savings following its Spotless purchase.
BHP Boosts Copper and Coal Output
BHP Billiton has maintained its full-year production guidance for most commodities including iron ore after reporting a first-half boost in production of copper and energy coal.
Govt Slammed for NSW Coal Mine Approval
Community groups have slammed the government's decision to approve the controversial Wallarah 2 coal mine on the NSW Central Coast, claiming they won't cease fighting to...
South32 Ups FY Outlook
Diversified miner South32 has boosted its expectations for South Africa manganese production and maintained full-year guidance for all other products after a solid first-half performance.
Uni Strives for 100% Solar
Things have come full circle at the University of NSW with solar panel technology developed at the institution now set to provide the campus with all...
PNG Volcano Could Cause Tsunami
People in Papua New Guinea are being warned that an eruption of a volcano in the South Pacific nation could also cause a local tsunami.
Consultation for SA Gas Trial to Go Ahead
A gas technology blamed for polluting hundreds of square kilometres of Queensland farmland is one step closer to going ahead in South Australia.
$2m Challenge to Save Great Barrier Reef
The Australian and Queensland governments have issued an open call to the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef.
South Australia's Solar Thermal Plant Gets Approval
A giant solar-thermal power plant to be built in South Australia's mid-north has received development approval from the state government.
Miners, Energy Push Australian Stock Market Lower
The Australian share market has pulled back from morning gains to trade lower at noon with the miners, energy and industrials sectors weighing the most.