Brazilian mining company Samarco has agreed to a $366 million damage bill after its tailings dam burst, spreading toxic waste over hundreds of kilometres, killing 10 people, and flattening entire villages.

The West Australian Opposition says there must be a full independent inquiry into the potential exposure of 138 Water Corporation employees to asbestos.

Steelworkers in New South Wales have agreed to a new enterprise agreement that will see them forfeit working conditions to keep the BlueScope Port Kembla plant open.

The Federal Government has announced it will review the 99-year lease on the Darwin Port, but the business community says that could harm future investment.

Queensland’s Maranoa council has set up a new five-star rating system to help local firms win government contracts.

New stats show the rate of road deaths involving heavy rigid trucks around Australia.

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) are standing-off once more over safe rates of pay.

WA Parliament is looking at legislation that would give Main Roads the power to charge tolls for heavy transport vehicles on “prescribed roads”.

Progress has been made on a $1.7 billion development in western Queensland, which proponents says will see 300 to 400 natural gas wells created, along with 1600 production jobs.

Hundreds of people took part in a union march in Adelaide late last week to demand that the Federal Government build submarines in South Australia.

A workers’ compensation expert says bonuses that the insurance industry is paid by some state governments could actually result in injured workers' claims being rejected.

A successful trial of new farming techniques on Christmas Island could see it become Australia’s cannabis capital.

A large section of the Northern Territory’s medical community is calling for the end of open speed limits. 

US environmental think-tank, Oil Change International and UK humanitarian think-tank, the Overseas Development Institute, has found the world's biggest economies pay $633 billion a year in subsidies to oil, gas and coal companies.

A major maritime union wants to Federal Government to stop aluminium producer Alcoa from using a foreign-crewed ship to move cargo from refineries in Western Australia to its smelter in Victoria.

Toro Energy says it will add millions of kilograms of uranium production to its Wiluna project in Western Australia, with plans to expand the site.

The Federal Government has released its shortlist of six sites that could one day store "low-to-intermediate" nuclear waste.

A Hong Kong billionaire has spent a staggering $AU67.8 million on a 12.03-carat diamond for his seven-year-old daughter.

A new report shows almost half of the new power plants built in 2014 were for renewable source of energy.

Unemployment in Australia has taken a somewhat surprising dive in new figures released this week.

The decision to extend a big WA mining camp has caused a stoush between the state’s Liberals and Nationals.

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