Climate change - direct action plan Australia

Facts on Amended Direct Action Plan

What is it and how does it work...


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Fire, Electrical Engineers in Demand: Survey

Though overall demand is in decline as the resource sector pulls back, skills shortages...

Published on 21 October 2014

German Village goes Off-grid with Renewable Energy

If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy,...

Published on 28 October 2014
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Building Health and Safety for Firefighters

An update was recently released to a groundbreaking study by scientist Dr Susan Shaw,...

Published on 29 October 2014

Should Melbourne Abandon Overhead Tram Lines?

Wireless supercapacitor trams could bring multiple benefits to the operation of Melbourne's inner-city transport...

Published on 27 October 2014

Industry Briefs


Mining Port Capacity Getting Tight

Australia's mining exports are growing to record levels but the capacity of ports to ship them...

Published on 31 October 2014

Troubled Gold Miner to Face Shareholders

Executives at loss making gold miner Newcrest are likely to face shareholder anger on Friday about...

Published on 31 October 2014

Joyce to Hold Talks Over New Dams

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce will hold talks with industry on the viability of dozens of new...

Published on 30 October 2014

New Law to Crack Down on Mining Corruption

Australian mining companies would have to report payments to foreign governments under proposed new laws.

Published on 30 October 2014