Nurses at the Dubbo Hospital say they have been pushed to the brink by low staffing levels, and are threatening to close beds in the mergency deprtment in protests this afternoon.

Workers at a Western Australian construction project have been fined over a million dollars for going on strike.

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane claims that New South Wales will run out of gas by 2016 – possibly leaving thousands without work, unless energy companies leap into coal seams.

A report has quantified the benefits of environmentally-minded building, with data showing the City of Sydney has saved millions with its Better Buildings Partnership.

Improved health, a more active mind and free energy – it is hard to imagine a better combination of benefits from a single device.

Rules are being imposed on people and companies who install solar panels, forcing members of the industry to clean up their act.

A report says the figures behind the construction of the site for the 2022 FIFA world cup have been working their people to death, and will have to answer for a significant toll by the time the stadiums are complete.

The South Australian Government says the Office of Consumer and Business Services found it has been overcharging builders for their licenses for nearly two decades.

Residents of the tiny Tiwi islands, 80km north of Darwin, are reportedly thrilled to get a new connection to the mainland.

A recent ‘mistake’ in a regional council’s definition of mining land could have implications for local, state and parliamentary relationships around the country.

The South Australian Government has laid out plans to put aside millions of dollars a year for future spending.

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has faced waves of discontent at a series of meetings in the town of Nhulunbuy.

A World Bank report on gender equality in business has found a sorry state for women in many countries, with several nations upholding laws that give husbands the power to prevent their wives from working.

Australia appears to be stuck-in to construction and renovation, with employment rates in the building industry at a record high.

The fatigue fight between the Health Services Union and the NSW Ambulance Service continues, with the next round of negotiations over shifts and rosters about to begin.

Major project status has been awarded to an iron ore mining and export plan in South Australia, with costs forecast  in the neighbourhood of $5 billion.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator was meant to come into operation this month, but has been delayed again with reports saying it is uncertain when the new body will get underway.

The massive Brazilian mining firm Vale has announced a deal to sell a 35.9 percent stake in its cargo logistics firm and invest billions in better infrastructure.

South Australian ambulance officers will experience an Australian-first in safety management.

Farm machinery dealers say the safety message about quad-bikes may finally be getting through.

As has been repeated many times since the federal election, the new Coalition government intends to be known for its infrastructure – the incoming regime is trying to put money where its mouth has been and present a business case for massive road projects.

Archived News

RSS More »