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.

There may be little joy for Holden workers this Christmas, if the South Australian Premier’s predictions are correct.

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.

An award has been created to recognise Australia’s most conscientious business - in an effort to make the country a better place for everyone.

A total funding pool of nearly half a million dollars has been put up for investigator-driven research in Australia.

One company has made an interesting move to combat inter-office jealousy over rumoured pay rates; telling everyone in the company exactly what everyone else earns.

UPDATE: Back to the drawing board 

Insiders are waiting to see whether changes will be made to a ban imposed by the former Environment Minister on trawling activities around Tasmania.

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.

The Queensland Government is asking for feedback from the mining industry on proposed changes to safety regulations for workers and mine-site contractors.

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.

Electrical safety authorities in Western Australia are looking into what may have caused a string of incidents in which cranes clashed with overhead powerlines.

Things are coming together on the site of the new coal terminal near Gladstone.

There have been renewed calls for the New South Wales government to revoke a coal mining licence in the fallout of corruption findings.

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.

South Australian police have completed their latest crackdown on heavy vehicle operators.

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.

The Power and Water Corporation in the Northern Territory has signed a deal that will see it buy gas from a field near Alice Springs for the next two decades.

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