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Living Near Major Roads Can Give You Asthma
Environment
Thursday January 4 2018

Living Near Major Roads Can Give You Asthma

Middle aged Australians who live near major roads are more likely than others to suffer from asthma, a study has found.

Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle
Safety
Wednesday December 13 2017

Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle

As Western Australian taxpayers forked out $1.2 billion to build a new hospital for their children in the Perth suburb of Nedlands to replace the Princes...

The Truth About Urban Density and Public Health
Urban Planning
Monday May 22 2017

The Truth About Urban Density and Public Health

As recently as 20 years ago, more than two detached houses throughout Australia were approved for construction for every multi-residential dwelling which was approved.

State Government to Protect Melbourne’s River Landscapes
Urban Planning
Friday September 20 2013

State Government to Protect Melbourne’s River Landscapes

The Victorian state government has announced it will implement strict planning rules to preserve Melbourne’s bushland on the Yarra River.

Legionella a Big Concern for Building Owners: Facility Manager
Strata
Thursday July 11 2013

Legionella a Big Concern for Building Owners: Facility Manager

A recent outbreak of legionella in Queensland underscores the importance of building owners and managers adopting proactive measures to prevent the disease, a Sydney-based facilities manager...

NZ: Leaky Homes Causing Child Asthma
Residential
Wednesday July 3 2013

NZ: Leaky Homes Causing Child Asthma

Thousands of leaky homes resulting from poor construction practices in New Zealand may be causing respiratory and allegoric conditions in children and exacerbating otherwise existing ailments,...