Archived News for Industry Professionals - November, 2012
The latest figures released by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Australian Industry Group (AI Group) show that the rate of construction in the housing industry has begun to soften, posting 35.8, up 4.9 points, where any recording below 50 is a contraction and the distance from 50 indicates the rate of contraction.
The Queensland Government and Gold Coast Council have announced they are planning to call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to develop an international cruise ship terminal and associated development on the Gold Coast.
The Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce has handed down its final report, identifying key strategies to be used to improve the match between training and job outcomes for individuals and employers.
Transfield services has announced it has been awarded the $200 million contract to provide maintenance and operations services to QGC’s upstream coal seam gas (CSG) assets in Queensland.
The Victorian Government has announced it is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIS) in delivering Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technologies to expand access to natural gas throughout the state.
A.P Moller – Maersk Group subsidiary Damco has announced the appointment of Ivan Thuysnma as Global Head for the Mining Vertical, having responsibility for the global development of customers in and around the mining industry.
Australia will soon have updated rail safety worker medical standards after Commonwealth, State and Territory Transport and Infrastructure Ministers unanimously agreed to the reform.
Rail services giant QR National has announced the appointment of two globally-significant executives from leading North American railways to the company’s senior management team.
The Queensland Government has moved to reassure resources companies that it will continue to pursue policies and initiatives aimed at encouraging growth and exploration in the sector across the State.
The South Australian Government has officially opened the new $7.3 million Anangr Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjtjara (APY) Trade Training Centre at Umuwa, aimed at providing opportunities for skills training and career pathways for young people living in remote Aboriginal communities in the State’s north-west.