Archived News for Industry Professionals - October, 2013
Media boss Rupert Murdoch addressed some of Australia’s most prominent figures last night, praising the nation for overcoming the “primeval prejudices” and “stuffy, narrow-minded elitism” of its colonial past.
Members of the Australian media have been barred from attending a public briefing on international trade negotiations, with The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade saying journalists were not welcome.
Amended maps have been released showing the state of construction work for the National Broadband Network, upsetting many who thought their homes would be next in line.
There has been widespread criticism of a proposal to move Centrelink’s front desk duties to Australia Post outlets, after the Treasurer confirmed it was an option.
The Climate Change Authority has called the Federal Government’s emissions reduction target inadequate, and not credible compared to other nations’.
A study has been published which tallies the positive and negative effects of working in an environmentally-conscious office, suggesting there are benefits both to people and the planet.
An inquiry has been launched after allegations that the firm in charge of expanding Queensland’s Abbot Point coal terminal has already failed to meet environmental requirements.
The Queensland Mines Minister has unveiled new water-use procedures for the Fitzroy River which will see some famers spray their crops with water from CSG wells.
A $55 million contract could help a massive mineral sands project out of a recent slump, with MZI Resources awarding GR the job of building its flagship Keysbrook site.