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Friday November 15, 2019

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Mascot Towers owners ‘gagged’ over report
Structural
Friday November 15 2019

Mascot Towers owners ‘gagged’ over report

The NSW government has gagged a small number of Mascot Towers owners to stop them sharing a key damage report, residents of the troubled apartment block...

Poor, uneven driving quality in Australia
Infrastructure
Friday November 15 2019

Poor, uneven driving quality in Australia

Australia loves its cars, but a new worldwide study has found driving them into cities like Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne is a struggle thanks to road...

NSW dams, pipelines to be fast-tracked
Infrastructure
Friday November 15 2019

NSW dams, pipelines to be fast-tracked

The NSW parliament has passed a temporary bill fast-tracking water infrastructure projects - including dams and pipelines - in towns with a critical water need.

NSW mining bill debate unlikely this week
Mining
Wednesday November 13 2019

NSW mining bill debate unlikely this week

The NSW government's controversial bill to make mine approvals less onerous is now unlikely to be debated this week following vocal criticism from environmental groups.

Regulator wants info on Bight oil plan
Mining
Wednesday November 13 2019

Regulator wants info on Bight oil plan

Norwegian energy company Equinor has been ordered to modify and resubmit an environmental plan to drill an oil exploration well in the Great Australian Bight.

SA desal plant to provide water in drought
Environment
Friday November 8 2019

SA desal plant to provide water in drought

A virtually unused desalination plant in South Australia will be fired up over summer as part of an effort to help farmers in drought.

NSW govt seeks asbestos waste levy removal
Environment
Wednesday November 6 2019

NSW govt seeks asbestos waste levy removal

The levy on disposing of dangerous asbestos waste up to 250 kilograms would be dropped under a NSW government proposal.

Flammable cladding list ‘should be public’
Buildings
Wednesday November 6 2019

Flammable cladding list ‘should be public’

A list of nearly 450 NSW buildings that are potentially clad with flammable material should be made public, the lobby group for NSW councils says.

New ad targets NSW mining law change
Mining
Wednesday November 6 2019

New ad targets NSW mining law change

A think tank is launching a commercial urging NSW parliament to "stand-up to the coal lobby", as the government tries to pass laws prohibiting planning authorities...

Mining
Nov 4 2019
Coal company appeals NSW mine rejection

Australian Pacific Coal says it will appeal a state regulator's decision to not extend the life of a mothballed NSW coal mine.

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Energy
Sep 23 2019
Regulator takes SA wind farms to court

Scientific evidence will play a role in court proceedings against four South Australian wind farm operators alleged to have failed to perform properly during a statewide...

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Mining
Aug 30 2019
Engineers working out recovery at NT mine

Engineers have arrived at a remote Northern Territory manganese mine to develop a plan to safely recover the body of a worker who is believed to...

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Environment
Aug 30 2019
WA finally sets net zero emissions target

A greenhouse gas emissions policy for major projects has finally been outlined by the West Australian government, which aims to achieve net zero by 2050.

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Infrastructure
Aug 9 2019
NSW govt push for fed infrastructure funds

The NSW treasurer will call for the Commonwealth to dig deep for city and nation-building infrastructure when he meets with his interstate counterparts in Adelaide.

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Energy
Jul 22 2019
Report says $1bln benefit from alt energy

Integrating alternative power sources into the electricity grid could generate more than $1 billion in benefits to customers, but the grid is currently unable to process...

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Mining
Jul 11 2019
Safety push aims to cut Qld mine deaths

The offence of industrial manslaughter may soon be applied to Queensland's mining industry after a spate of deaths.

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Environment
Jul 10 2019
Brazil Court Convicts Vale for Dam Rupture

A Brazilian state judge has convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at...

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Buildings
Jul 10 2019
Third Sydney Unit Block Evacuated

A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated late last year.

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