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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...