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How to make copper mines emission free
Mining
Tuesday July 7 2020

How to make copper mines emission free

A world first study by the University of Sydney's Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future, lays out how Australian copper...

Don’t Ignore Indoor Airborne COVID Spread
Buildings
Monday July 6 2020

Don’t Ignore Indoor Airborne COVID Spread

A plea issued by 239 scientists from around the world to recognise and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19 addressed to international health authorities is to be...

Don’t Write Off Cities: Turnbull
Infrastructure
Wednesday July 1 2020

Don’t Write Off Cities: Turnbull

Claims that COVID-19 will see the end of cities are rubbish, a former Prime Minister says.

Australia Needs Fire Engineering Education Which is Up To Scratch
Buildings
Thursday June 18 2020

Australia Needs Fire Engineering Education Which is Up To Scratch

Shergold/Weir in their Building Confidence Report (BCR) argued there is a need in Australia for a lift in “standards, competency and integrity”, including in fire safety...

Fire Engineers Must Have 185 Competencies across 26 Areas
Buildings
Wednesday June 17 2020

Fire Engineers Must Have 185 Competencies across 26 Areas

Those who practice fire safety engineering throughout Australia should have competencies across 185 points covering 26 areas, a new report has found.

How Subsidence Can Damage your Home
Structural
Tuesday June 16 2020

How Subsidence Can Damage your Home

If a remedial engineer were to tell you your home has subsidence, what they’re really saying is your home’s suffering foundational problems. In a nutshell, your...

PM Brings Forward Huge Projects
Infrastructure
Monday June 15 2020

PM Brings Forward Huge Projects

Fifteen mega projects worth more than $72 billion are set to be fast-tracked as the Morrison Government attempts to restart the Australian economy.

Recyclable Material Could Revolutionise Construction Industry
Infrastructure
Monday June 15 2020

Recyclable Material Could Revolutionise Construction Industry

A global research team, headed by Monash University, is pioneering a breakthrough recyclable material that could revolutionise the construction industry, assist disaster-affected areas, and become used...

Mining
May 18 2020
WA seeks FIFO silver lining from COVID-19

Western Australia is urging fly-in fly-out workers to move to the state permanently, saying it would be better for their families and boost the local economy amid...

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Infrastructure
May 18 2020
Shower a 'sanctuary' from virus: Syd study

Sydneysiders are using enough water to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools each day as they spend more time at home.

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Mining
May 7 2020
Five miners burned in underground blast

Four mine workers are fighting for life and a fifth is in a serious condition after an underground blast at a Queensland coal mine.

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Infrastructure
Mar 18 2020
Murray Basin rail project fails to deliver

The Murray Basin Rail Project has failed to improve rural freight outcomes for Victoria despite a $440 million public spend, according to the state's auditor-general.

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Infrastructure
Feb 28 2020
Qld flood class action win to be appealed

A second Queensland water provider is appealing a class action decision on the 2011 floods potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

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Infrastructure
Feb 21 2020
Trade Worker Demand Hotspots Unveiled

Train drivers refused to travel on the section of track where two people died in a Sydney-Melbourne XPT derailment, the rail union says.

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Infrastructure
Feb 21 2020
NSW rail project cost to blow out by $3b

The cost of a major construction project to build a rail line that will run under Sydney Harbour is likely to blow out by up to...

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Mining
Jan 14 2020
Qld mining death eighth in two years

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Infrastructure
Jan 10 2020
Sydney desal plant could double in size

The NSW government is going ahead with plans to expand Sydney's desalination plant to ensure the state isn't left "flat-footed" should the drought continue.

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