Archived News for Industry Professionals - August, 2013
There are tough times underway and ahead for many workers in the building and construction industries, but recent stats show even for those who are working – wage growth remains modest.
Many are quick to attack the seemingly exorbitant pay rates of miners in Australia, but recent revelations have highlighted just how hard it is to make a living from the earth, and how tight some resources companies are making it for their workers.
The Victorian State Government has launched a new strategy for the state to deal with the expected growth in freight volumes in coming years, the announcement of the Victorian Freight and Logistics Plan has been welcomed by the nation-wide Australian Logistics Council (ALC).
New research into efficient and sustainable models for public transport has been undertaken by scientists at the University of Sydney, hopefully leading to a world without traffic jams.
The ACT is going against the tide of safer construction, with new statistics showing a spike in serious accidents at Canberra worksites between 2011 and 2012.
More than decade of work developing the next generation of flying transporters has yielded the Airbus A400M Atlas; a massive new rig to be rolled out sometime this year.
A Melbourne engineer has been awarded a $360,000 grant to design a travel coffee cup for the future.A Melbourne engineer has been awarded a $360,000 grant to design a travel coffee cup for the future.
The new head of the Minerals Council says the business sector is wary of promises from both major political parties in the lead-up to the federal election.
With global resource demand becoming irreversably high and population too reaching ever-increasing numbers, many humans will be reaching toward space for a hand to leave the rapidly over-crowding rock.
Protests have continued over two proposed iron mines in Tasmania’s Tarkine forest region, after approvals from the Environment Minister failed to allay concerns.
Relevant industry bodies in Australia and New Zealand have launched Rail Safety Week, an effort to promote the message of rail safety to local communities across Australasia.
A stoush is unfolding in international energy relations, with reports that Zimbabwe has undertaken a secret deal to sell uranium to Iran being strongly denied by Zimbawean officials.