The Fair Work Commission has increased the national minimum wage by 3.5 per cent to $719.20 a week.

Fortescue is moving ahead on the $1.7 billion Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in the Pilbara.

Two companies have now been fined over an incident in which an apprentice was seriously burned after making contact with powerlines.

Entries are open for Victoria’s 30th annual WorkSafe Awards.

The WA Government has set up a taskforce to capture more of the lithium battery production process.

Adani is planning to pay local government workers assessing aspects of its coal mine plans.

BHP has reached an “in principle” agreement with Queensland over a $288 million coal royalty dispute.

An upcoming ban will see halogen lights disappear from Australian stores within two years.

The SA Government is keeping its predecessor’s dream alive, pushing ahead with a big battery plan.

Giant tunnelling machines have reached Perth’s new Airport Central Station.

The Liddell power station appears to be emitting nearly three times the recommended amount of toxic nitrogen oxide.

Expanding Australia’s permanent migration program could bring a big boost for regional communities.

The Defence Department says it will widen its probe into the spread of PFAS chemicals in Adelaide.

A taskforce has found as many as 12,000 Queensland buildings could contain flammable cladding.

AECOM says it is no longer working on the Adani project.

AGL says it has received and rejected an offer for its ageing Liddell coal fired power plant.

Politicians are arguing over the influence of Australia’s trade unions.

The Northern Territory has extended a moratorium on seabed mining.

Rio Tinto’s autonomous train network in the Pilbara has gained safety approval.

A Senate inquiry has dubbed climate change a “current and existential national security risk” to Australia.

Victoria has released new oil and gas reserves for exploration off the west coast.

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