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Tuesday September 24, 2019

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Building Code Responds to Shergold Weir
Buildings
Tuesday September 24 2019

Building Code Responds to Shergold Weir

Safety requirements for childcare centres which are above the ground floor in multi-storey buildings could be tightened whilst a concept of ‘complex buildings’ which require greater...

Acting PM wants more dams in northern Aust
Infrastructure
Monday September 23 2019

Acting PM wants more dams in northern Aust

Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack says building dams will be key to improving Australia's water security as the nation deals with one of the "worst droughts...

BHP cuts CEO’s pay after miner’s death
Mining
Wednesday September 18 2019

BHP cuts CEO’s pay after miner’s death

BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie had his compensation slashed last year following the death of a coalminer in Queensland last December.

Inland rail under microscope from inquiry
Infrastructure
Wednesday September 18 2019

Inland rail under microscope from inquiry

The federal government's $10 billion inland rail project is set to face a parliamentary inquiry into its management and route.

NSW Nats leader wants faster dam building
Infrastructure
Monday September 16 2019

NSW Nats leader wants faster dam building

The NSW government should fast track the planning process for dam construction in the wake of fears parts of regional NSW could run out of water...

Australia Needs a Fire Engineering Profession that is Up to Scratch
Buildings
Monday September 16 2019

Australia Needs a Fire Engineering Profession that is Up to Scratch

Type ‘fire engineer’, into the Australian Government’s Job Outlook website and the closest result you get is ‘fire and emergency services’, (i.e. fire fighters).

CIMIC in $1.3b Curragh contract extension
Mining
Friday September 13 2019

CIMIC in $1.3b Curragh contract extension

CIMIC has clinched a $1.3 billion, six-year contract extension to provide mining services to Queensland's Curragh coalmine.

Feedback Sought on Mandatory Requirements for Performance Solutions
Buildings
Friday September 13 2019

Feedback Sought on Mandatory Requirements for Performance Solutions

Mandatory requirements for the development of performance solutions could be inserted into the National Construction Code (NCC) under proposals currently under consideration to improve the accountability...

Clean energy investment falling: report
Energy
Wednesday September 11 2019

Clean energy investment falling: report

Power prices could continue to rise if Australia's renewable energy target isn't replaced, the Clean Energy Council fears.

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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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Energy
Jun 26 2019
Wind Turbines Killing Endangered Birds

Wind farms might be considered a clean form of energy but the giant turbine blades are proving a hazard to birds, including critically-endangered species, a conservation...

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