Archived News for Industry Professionals - September, 2013
Amid legal challenges on several sites the Tasmanian government has approved a new coal mine for the state, giving the go-ahead to a $50 million project in the Fingal Valley
Australian advocates for regional governments have taken stock of the state of Port Hedland in Western Australia, looking to see what the community which provides so much resource wealth needs in return.
Disruptive business practices are reportedly shaking up the lawyer’s profession; recent figures show pay rates are dropping, staff are switching all over the place and overall revenues for some top firms have dropped.
The New South Wales Minister for Finance and Services has taken stock of the year’s progress in asbestos management, reaffirming the government’s pledge to deal with the ongoing fallout from decades of exposure.
Airport officials in the ACT have raised legitimate concerns over the location of a new solar farm, which has the potential to blind pilots as they try to fly near the Canberra Airport.
Environmental engineers have used a recent mining conference to highlight the benefits of bio-char; a material created by industrial manufacture but which can be used to mitigate its environmental effects
Several local governments in Victoria have banded together to push for the inclusion of the Performance Based Standards Route Assessment Tool (PBS RAT) in the national heavy vehicle regulatory system.
Queensland is moving itself in line with other states and introducing a sticker-free registration system, but trucks will still be required to attach the seemingly unnecessary labels.
Word this week from the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) says the country’s transport infrastructure could be employed as a much more valuable resource than is currently realised.