Floods and fires will leave Australia with a mind-boggling damage bill in coming years, the CSIRO says.

BHP Billiton has given a few more details on its big split and spin-off deal.

Potentially toxic levels of lead, arsenic, nickel and cadmium have been found on playground equipment at several public parks in Queensland.

There are reports of police raids on mining sites in West Australia, as authorities crack down on reports of illicit drugs in the resources sector.

A Flinders Island port on the Bass Strait has been dubbed “unsafe” and “dysfunctional” by the company that formerly ran stevedoring operations.

NASA’s newest space ship has made a 12,000 kilometre round trip to see if it could survive a 32,000km/h dive into the atmosphere.

The Master Builders Association (MBA) says paper might just be the biggest hindrance to safety on Australia building sites.

The University of Sydney and Rio Tinto are extending their autonomous mining research partnership after several successful years.

Traditional owners in Queensland's Channel Country have asked the United Nations to intervene in a battle over oil and gas development.

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the Australian building and construction industry has the best level of workplace safety in almost 15 years.

One of Australia’s largest single power users has joined the push for a decision to be made on the Renewable Energy Target.

Electric car-maker Tesla has joined with electric everything-maker Panasonic to drive down the cost of batteries for anything from small devices to solar power stations.

The NSW and Australian Governments have announced the first construction contract for the multi-billion-dollar WestConnex project in Sydney.

The WA Government wants to bring in a congestion tax to raise revenue for new infrastructure projects.

A team of university experts has warned that the risks of coal seam gas mining could play out before governments get around to responding.

A new study says that not only is corruption not inhibited in many big businesses, it is actually a central strategy.

Research has shown that DNA can survive a flight through space and back into Earth's atmosphere, while keeping its genetic information intact.

Treasurer Joe Hockey has strongly linked the end of subsidies to Australian car manufacturing with the securing of trade agreements with Asian nations.

A mesothelioma victim is bringing a landmark legal case against the Commonwealth.

There is no love left for Brisbane’s “ugly” transport hub, with plans announced for a total makeover.

Conflict of interest claims around one state Transport Minister could become politically sticky, an analyst says.

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