Archived News for Industry Professionals - September, 2013
More proposed adjustments for one state ahead of new national heavy vehicle regulations, this time seeing New South Wales grant an extra half hour of work time amidst a new fatigue management regime.
Community outrage could be weighing heavily on the operators of several mines in New South Wales, with the Chinese-owned Yancoal moving to cut jobs in the Gloucester region.
A coronial inquiry into the deaths of three newborns in homebirths has prompted a push for heavy punishments to be created for unregistered midwives, which could include jail time.
The South Australian Government is attempting to make it easier for small and medium sized businesses to tender for public sector contracts, with a new training package for operators.
Two of the hottest names in fashion will have a bit more cash to burn soon, with Myer announcing it will complete its buy-out of Sass & Bide worth about $30 million.
Many members of Western Australia’s education sector are continuing to direct their outrage at the state’s premier and education minister, with reports this week the government is looking to axe hundreds of teachers’ positions in the next year.
The Queensland Premier has revived a plan to spend billions for more rail access over the Brisbane River, but some residents wonder if it will be funded by money put aside for much-needed highway repairs.
As reported earlier this week; a program in the Northern Territory has seen prisoners sign on as labourers in a salt mine – now union officials say the prisoners and local workers are being stitched-up by award rates.
The issue of how to provide a comfortable retirement for Australia’s aging population will be tackled by a $9 million collaborative effort between top scientific agencies.
Australian-based engineering consultant Sinclair Knight Merz has been bought out by Californian giant Jacobs Engineering for over a billion dollars.