Australian businesses can now apply for a slice of the Federal Government’s $476 million Industry Skills Fund to boost the skills of their workforce.

The big QCLNG project is entering its production phase, leading operators to make 150 construction staff redundant.

Premier Daniel Andrews claims he is working with Prime Minister Tony Abbott to find alternatives for $3 billion federal funding committed to the East West Link.

Analysts say petrol prices will continue to drop, but country residents are still being hit harder than their city-dwelling counterparts.

The negotiating table has been reset ahead of new talks between the WA’s transport union and rail firm Brookfield.

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) says that the livestock transport safety scheme TruckCare has been merged with TruckSafe.

Drug screening will hit critical transit points around West Australia with the third phase of an anti-drug operation now targeting oil and gas workers.

The master plans for both Perth and Adelaide’s new airports have been ticked-off by the Federal Government.

The ACT Government is preparing to publish a list of homes containing Mr Fluffy asbestos, but the plan has been met with mixed reactions from homeowners.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt says he will not compromise Tasmania's world heritage value, despite backing development in key forest areas.

Investigators say a Tasmanian train that derailed late last year was travelling at almost double the advised speed.

New South Wales Liberal MP Garry Edwards has been expelled from the party, following allegations of corruption.

Queensland premier Campbell Newman wants to build a $375 million highway through the state’s inland regions.

The Palmer United Party has launched its QLD election campaign with a promise abolish payroll tax, which it says will kick-start work and economic development.

The Pilbara region’s annoying jigsaw of a power network is set to undergo a major overhaul, as Australia’s biggest mining hub continues to grow.

The CFMEU has been fined $205,100 for illegal activity on building sites, with the judge in the case labelled the union’s record as “dismal”.

The ACCC is taking a deep look at Woodside Petroleum’s $US2.75 billion buy-out of LNG assets from a US energy firm, acting on concerns that the deal was designed to lift gas prices.

Whitehaven Coal is feeling fairly optimistic about thermal and metallurgical coal prices in 2015, marking it as one of the only groups with a positive view on the sector.

A plan to divert water from two Queensland rivers into a new coal mine has been slammed as a “terrible” idea.

The ACCC says it will stick to its guns in a fight to address boycotts and bullying on building sites, and has called for union members to speak out about dodginess at the higher levels.

A long-awaited shipment of groceries and gifts has finally been delivered at the International Space Station.

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