Volkswagen has recalled around 90,000 Australian vehicles, amid a scandal over its use of dodgy software to cheat emissions tests.

Trials have started for a massive new class of trucks – the 60 metre long ‘super quad’ road train.

A university student has developed a new and improved method for measuring the environmental impact of uranium mining.

A court has heard taxi drivers ordered an Uber car so that they could bash the driver for “taking away” their business.

Glencore has announced it is cutting 535 jobs from its zinc mines in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The Federal Government has granted four new offshore petroleum exploration permits for waters off Western Australia.

Dozens of solar-powered car crews have been pushing themselves to the limit ahead of the World Solar Challenge.

Workers at two mines in north-west Tasmania have rejected calls for a pay cut.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Gold Coast Light Rail network is a vital piece of infrastructure for Queensland, and that the Federal Government will back a proposed expansion.

A top executive from mining giant Glencore has slammed the Newcastle City Council for not supporting coal mines.

A new survey has found that more than 60 per cent of South Australians want more of a say in planning their own communities.

Malcolm Turnbull has hinted that changes to penalty rates are on the way, but that they would need broad support to get off the ground.

Hobart engineering firm Incat says it may be able to take on as many as 100 new workers, after securing a deal to build a large Danish ferry.

A West Australian mineral processing company has been fined $90,000 after a serious incident in 2012.

Autonomous trucks are coming.

The Federal Government says the Australian mining sector has hit the bottom of its bust period, and will begin moving upwards.

US Courts have ordered BP to pay more than $US20 billion ($AU28 billion) in fines from the deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago.

The NSW Planning Assessment Commission has given a green light to Port Waratah’s Terminal 4 project in Newcastle.

A Canberra construction company has won an appeal against an $800,000 payout to an injured contractor.

A group of architects and developers have proposed building a series of ‘drone port’ that would allow cargo drones to get essential supplies to rural parts of Africa.

Some remarkably positive words on federal-state infrastructure funding were heard on the weekend.

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