Archived News for Industry Professionals - August, 2013
Sand mining will continue on North Stradbroke Island despite protests from traditional owners and conservationists over the threat to delicate wetlands and aquifers.
Victoria’s new Freight & Logistics Plan (VFLP) has allowed access for Higher Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFVs) on the wider road network, with the first big rigs rolling out of city depots this week.
There is controversy unfolding over gas projects in the west, with a ruling that the approval of a massive offshore Kimberly gas hub was unlawful due to conflicting interests.
A firm which engineers and manufactures equipment for the mining industry has been forced to leave the Hunter Valley region of NSW, pushed out by unrelenting dust pollution from a nearby mine.
With the imminent closure of key freight hubs in Queensland, one local mayor wants to ensure nearby freight companies are ready to pick up the slack.
Researchers at CSIRO are abuzz with the success of their new development; a tracker called WASP (or Wireless Ad hoc System for Positioning) designed for use in underground mines.
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has launched a new campaign for ‘Aussie Work, Aussie Rights’, aiming to end the exploitation of foreign workers in Australia.
The New South Wales secretary for the Transport Workers Union says a conglomerate of Unions in the state have come together to force the Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) in the port of Newcastle to address safety concerns.
A major German power company has shut down six domestic plants and another provider is considering moving to Turkey, as the nation trims down its addiction to fossil fuels and carbon-heavy energy.
With eyes around the world looking for new ways to end the global reliance on oil and coal, many are beginning to focus on the embattled but still solid source; uranium.