Hundreds of public housing tenants will be moved from their foreshore homes, as the New South Wales government moves to capitalise on the valuable sites.

The Senate has voted down a bill to axe the carbon tax, depriving the Prime Minister of a much-touted election promise and setting the scene for another fight in July.

Australian taxpayers will lend $110 million to BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto to expand a mine in Chile.

Alan Joyce has again lashed out at the Australian union movement, claiming it has been spreading rampant lies to fight efforts for more foreign investment.

The Fair Work Commission has released word on the scope of a workplace awards review.

Authorities are investigating the apparent leak of a carcinogenic substance into groundwater in New South Wales.

A new set of guidelines has been produced for the unique mental health challenges of mining employees and companies.

The Australian Trucking Association wants electronic stability control (ESC) technology on all dangerous goods transporters.

A bill has been tabled before the Queensland parliament, proposing that landowners be given extra rights for negotiating with mining companies.

One of Australia’s chief research groups is setting up a centre to focus on the true causes of serious accidents and injuries.

NuCoal has set off on a legal endeavour today, accusing the Independent Commission Against Corruption of unjustly cancelling an exploration license and failing to complete its investigations.

The Queensland Resource Council has released its updated ‘checklist’ for anti-mining activism in the state, saying opponents are mostly up to their old tricks.

The CEO of the national heavy Vehicle Regulator has resigned.

Work has stopped at twelve coal seam gas sites in Queensland over the weekend after the discovery of asbestos.

The John Holland group, a giant of the Australian engineering and construction landscape, is shedding hundreds of staff and looking to sell one of its main facilities.

The Royal Commission into the tragic failure of the Rudd government’s home insulation scheme will begin today, and could prompt some intriguing revelations from politicians and public servants on the witness list.

The Prime Minister and Premier of New South Wales have signed-off on a $3 billion tunnel project for Sydney commuters.

The Governor-General has tabled papers to kick off the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its latest job figures, showing a surge in full-time employment but a drop in part-time.

Rio Tinto will expand two of its mines in Western Australia, as the state government signs off on a deal to keep them digging for more than a decade.

The Federal Government is buying a fleet of surveillance drones for border security and other duties, creating around 100 jobs for an estimated cost of $3 billion.

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