Archived News for Industry Professionals - February, 2013
A proposal by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union to increase the wages of first and second year apprentices would threaten as many as 12,000 construction jobs, according to a study conducted by Master Builders Australia (MBA).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given the go ahead for central Queensland coal producers to begin collective bargaining for water supply with SunWater.
The Queensland Government has promised better community engagement, more field inspections, audits and a ‘firm approach to industry non-compliance’ as part of a new coal seam gas management plan.
Some of the country’s biggest carbon emitters are accused of passing on the full cost of the carbon price while pocketing billions of dollars worth of Government compensation, according to a new report released by industry consultants Carbon and energy Markets.
Mining giant BHP Billiton has announced that CEO Marius Kloppers will be standing down from the position in May, with Andrew Mackenzie selected to replace him and join the Board.
The Victorian Government has announced the membership of the new Industry Skills Consultative Committee (ISCC), which will be tasked with advising the Government on shaping the State’s future vocational training system.
The Managing Director of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has warned a meeting of the nation’s top logistics minds that the industry risks stagnation in productivity gains if the transport reforms proposed by the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) are not fully implemented.
Coal will continue to serve as an important contributor to the Australia’s future energy production, according to a new report released by the University of Queensland.
The Gladstone Ports Coproriation has announced that it will soon commence the search for a new Chief Executive Officer after Leo Zussino steps down in September.
The Federal Government has announced it will contribute $504 million to establish 10 new Industry Innovation Precincts in an attempt to drive productivity, improve connections between business and the research sector and modernise the country’s industry to compete more successfully in global markets.
Construction project delivery specialist firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has celebrated the opening of the new Penenisula Link freeway in Victoria, marking the first major road project to be delivered by the Availability Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Australia.
Western Australia has confirmed that there were no fatalities in the state’s mines in 2012, marking the first time in over a century that the state’s mining sector has escaped without a single death.
The Federal Government has outlined a $1 billion plan it claims will secure economic growth for the future by boosting innovation, productivity and competitiveness.