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.

A giant of the Australian trucking world has been honoured as a National Road Transport Hall of Fame Icon of the Industry.

New statistics show how quickly complacency can seep in when it comes to safety around railways.

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 short announcement this morning says AGL Energy Ltd will buy-up additional shares in the Australian Power and Gas Company Ltd.

The Queensland Government is striding ahead with plans to open up the state’s significant uranium resources to any interested parties.

Houses of the future will certainly see some exciting new material components, but few would have expected mushrooms could be the building blocks of tomorrow.

Holden workers face an uncertain future; with word the company is undertaking more job cuts.

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.

The City of Melbourne has bagged a fairly prestigious award for its green thinking in urban design.

The Queensland Government has made moves to make it harder for builders to interfere the Building Services Authority (BSA) on disputes.

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.

Queensland’s big man of mining has cleared up his $90 million tax dispute and is ready for the possibility of taking up a role in federal government.

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 resource sharks are circling a proposed offshore petrochemical plant near the Northern Territory.

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.

A worker in the ACT has been awarded over $900,000 after he was injured, returned to work and was then assaulted by his supervisor.

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.

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