Archived News for Industry Professionals - September, 2013
It is hard to imagine the trip from Melbourne to Geelong taking several days, but that was the case before the construction of a highway which has now been awarded for its contribution to Australian life.
With hundreds of job losses in recent weeks at mine-sites around the country, it is difficult to imagine some projects are looking to prisons to fill out their workforce.
The community surrounding a gold mine in Victoria have raised concerns about the operator’s plans to move from an underground dig to an open-cut project.
There has been no shortage of industry groups appealing for support from the newly-elected federal government, but few will be as used to campaigning as consistently as the RACQ in its quest to fix the Bruce Highway.
In a race that hopefully will not lead to cut-corners, car manufacturers are rushing to bring self-driving vehicles to the market with German maker Daimler leading the charge.
Toyota has initiated a worldwide recall of 370,000 cars including 2500 from Australia, whose faulty electrics could mean the trip home becomes a crawling limp.
Lobbyists and transport industry authorities are encouraged by the outcome of the weekend’s election, welcoming the new federal government and putting the word out that they are keen to work together.
A recent agreement has secured WA jobs in many trades for a number of years, with one group scoring a billion dollar contract to build large parts of a massive mine.
A study by the University of New South Wales, CSIRO, the University of Sydney, and the University of California has tallied the true material footprint of several nations, revealing that some are considerably more resource-hungry than previously reported.
Coal and iron ore miners may be the most surprised to hear warnings about the future of Australia’s commodities markets, with new records set this month for exports to China and Japan.
The University of Queensland is brokering exchanges between fire-fighters and engineers to make sure buildings in the future are designed with fire safety as a top priority.