Newly merged resources goliath GlencoreXstrata has announced it has dropped the planned Balaclava Island coal export terminal development.

The Federal Government has released the first technical study into Wilton’s suitability as a second Sydney airport.

BG Group has announced the sale of $1.93 billion worth of holdings in the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) project to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) has released its Energy in Australia 2013 report, providing a detailed report into the state of play of energy in Australia, including resources, production, consumption, trade and prices.

Business confidence has taken a battering over the past month, with conditions remaining very difficult and the tentative signs of a return to form all but drying up.

The energy sector has recorded significant drops in pollution production, according to the latest National Electricity Market data, while energy production by traditional high-polluting methods are declining.

The inaugural Sustainable Australia Report has been released by the government appointed National Sustainability Council, highlighting major challenges faced by the coming years as the country continues to grow.

Holders of 457 visas have a high level of job satisfaction, integrate well into the broader Australian labour force and provide critical skills that supplement the Australian economy, according to the latest findings from the Migration Council of Australia.

The housing construction industry is set for a challenging immediate future, according to the latest report released by the Housing Industry Association (HIA).

The New South Wales Government has so far allocated $4.7 billion to Restart NSW, the fund established in 2011 with the goal of driving renewed economic and social infrastructure funding across the state.

The Queensland Government has announced that $276 million worth of road reconstruction works will go out for tender later this month.

The Victorian Government has announced a $207 million investment for a suite of freight-related initiatives under the State Budget.

The Victorian Government pledged $31.7 million for the state’s mining sector from the State Budget.

The Victorian Government has pledged $520 million for the delivery of safety, reliability and capacity projects for the state’s public transport network under the State Budget.

Melbourne’s major East West Link roadworks is set to go ahead after the Victorian Government confirmed it will be committing to the first stage of the funding.

The Victorian Government has pledged $100 million for a significant upgrade to Melbourne’s Frankston commuter rail line.

The nation’s construction sector has hit a seven month low in April, according to the latest Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)/Housing Industry Association (HIA)’s Australian Performance of Construction Index (PCI).

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has urged the Federal Government to reconsider the implementation of two new taxes, saying that stifle industry growth and investment.

The Federal Government has released a draft consultation plan for the formation of a national plan on asbestos safety and eradication, following a meeting between Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten and the Select Council on Workplace Relations.

The Port of Melbourne has announced a shortlist of bidders for the construction and operation of Melbourne’s third international container terminal.

The South Australian Government has announced up to 18 projects under the Better Neighbourhoods Program are to be brought forward in a bid to assist the state’s small-to-medium sized civil engineering and construction companies.

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