Archived News for Industry Professionals - September, 2012
Global logistics giant DHL has announced a 4.9 per cent price increase for the 2013 year, which the company says takes into account rising inflation levels, industry cost levels and investment in service quality.
Leighton Contractors has announced it has been awarded a $1.5 billion full service, five-year contract to produce 20 million tonnes per annum of iron ore at Fortescue’s Firetail mine in the Pilbara.
The New South Wales Government has announced it will start changing its road signs from early next year as part of a project to standardise the system across all states.
Qantas has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its 50 per cent stake in road freight company StarTrack to Australia Post and acquire 100 per cent of the air freight business Australian Air Express.
The Victorian Government has announced the state’s TAFE Development Centre (TDC) has been given a new name to ‘reflect the changing nature of Victoria’s vocational education and training sector’, and will now be known as the VET Development Centre (VDC).
The Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum (ALCTF) has published its first major report into potential ways in which the transport sector can reduce its carbon emissions.
The Tasmanian Government has announced work has begun on the new $7 million redevelopment of the Macquarie Wharf Number 2 Shed, which will be able to host new Antarctic research vessels from China.
The Federal Government has announced a new partnership with EE-Oz Training Standards to introduce vital reforms to electrical apprenticeships and improve apprenticeship retention rates.
Mining giant BHP Billiton has submitted a request to the South Australian Government to extend its 15 December deadline for the extension of its Olympic Dam works.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has challenged the recommendations from the Federal Government’s Business Tax Working Group (BTWG), accusing it of ‘missing the mark’ with its proposed changes to the country's business tax system.
Declining manufacturing activity has been exacerbated by a significant drop in manufacturing new orders, according to a findings released by the Australian Industry Group (AI Group).
Cordell Information and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) have released the 2012 Housing Industry Association-Cordell Construction 100, tracking the activity of engineering construction and non-residential building sectors of the top 100 companies in these sectors.
A new carbon sequestration research centre that is expected to play a critical role in reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions has opened in Perth.
The Productivity Commission has announced it will conduct a new inquiry into regulatory barriers faced by mineral and resource exploration companies.
The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has issued the first carbon credits under the Federal Government’s carbon pricing mechanism, signalling the commencement of the Australian carbon market.
The Housing Industry Association has published its annual top 100 Australian builders report, with Metricon Homes taking out the title of the country’s largest builder two years running.