Archived News for Industry Professionals - October, 2012
The Western Australian Government has hailed the passage of amendments to the Building Act 2011, with State Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien saying it will allow industry to take advantage of legislation’s original intention.
The Federal Government has announced an extra $400 million will be made available for trade training Centres (TTCs) in schools under Round Five of the national program.
Whirehaven Coal’s Maules Creek Coal Project has been granted approval by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission, subject to what it calls ‘stringent conditions’.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has announced the release of the Abbot Point Voluntary Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA), which it believes is the first collaborative study of its kind undertaken in Australia.
The Federal Government has announced Darwin-based construction company, Norbuilt, as the winning bidder for upgrading to the Central Arnhem Road and other major local infrastructure upgrades.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has agreed to an arrangement that will see the transition to more efficient train services proposed by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for its rail network in the Hunter Valley.
More should be done to ensure the emerging gas boom in Australia benefits the general population, according to a new report into the benefits and potential costs associated with the boom, according to a report released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PAICA).
The Federal Government has announced a major overhaul of the country’s apprenticeship system, with Minister for Skills, Senator Chris Evans, saying as much as 21,000 apprentices will be recruited under the reform.