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Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Business
Friday September 14 2018

Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?

Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...

Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
Business
Monday September 10 2018

Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients

For a contract to design a public facility worth $320,000, one architectural firm reports spending $9,000 simply to prepare their bid.

Australia’s Mining Industry is Back
Mining
Thursday September 6 2018

Australia’s Mining Industry is Back

On July 25, BHP turned the first sod on what will become its biggest producing iron ore mine at its new South Flank mine in the...

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Buildings
Friday August 31 2018

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings

Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.

Engineers Rake in Big Bucks amid Jobs Boom
Business
Thursday August 23 2018

Engineers Rake in Big Bucks amid Jobs Boom

Engineers throughout Australia are raking in cash as the boom in infrastructure investment drives massive levels of project activity.

Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance
Structural
Wednesday August 22 2018

Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance

On March 15, a 174 foot long span of the recently erected FIU Sweetwater UniversityCity pedestrian bridge in Florida collapsed onto the Tamiami Trail.

Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform
Infrastructure
Thursday August 9 2018

Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform

When you are handed a to-do list which is 78 items long, you are going to be busy.

Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away
Environment
Wednesday August 8 2018

Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away

Earth may be just decades away from a climatic tipping point that triggers runaway global warming and threatens the future of humanity, scientists have warned.

How Commercial Buildings Could Generate Their Own Energy
Buildings
Thursday August 2 2018

How Commercial Buildings Could Generate Their Own Energy

Around much of Australia, the presence of solar panels on roofs has become commonplace.

Infrastructure
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Melbourne Airport Proposes $15b Rail Link

High-speed trains would get travellers from Melbourne's CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes through a seven kilometre subway under a proposal backed by a...

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Energy
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Greens $9 Billion Energy Wish for Victoria

Victoria will be totally reliant on renewable energy by 2030 under a $9 billion plan released by the Greens, if the party wields any power after...

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Energy
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Victorian Energy Regulator Warns AGL

Victoria's largest energy supplier AGL risks losing its licence to sell power in the state after the energy regulator issued a warning over the company's failure...

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Business
Sep 14 2018
Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.3% in August

Employment growth in August was twice as high as expected, keeping the nations' unemployment rate steady at 5.3 per cent for the second month in a...

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Infrastructure
Sep 14 2018
Business SA Backs Airport Tram Plan

A plan to build a tram link to Adelaide Airport has won the support of South Australia's peak business body.

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Mining
Sep 14 2018
Adani Ditches Plans for New Qld Rail Line

Adani has ditched plans to build a new rail line to get coal out of Queensland's Galilee Basin, opting for a cut-price solution using existing lines.

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Energy
Sep 14 2018
Lowest Cost for Solar Panels in Aus: Study

Australia has the lowest cost for solar panels in the world, a new study on growing demand for renewable energy has found.

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Business
Sep 14 2018
ACCC Approves $13 Billion APA Takeover Bid

The competition watchdog has approved a Hong Kong consortium's $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, Australia's biggest gas pipeline company.

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Environment
Sep 14 2018
Climate Targets 'Not the Question'

Deputy Liberal leader and federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg has argued the conversation around energy policy needs to shift away from carbon emissions.

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