Business

Unifying renewable targets

11 March, 2008

The federal and state governments have taken another step towards unifying renewable energy objectives, according to Federal Climate Change Minister Penny Wong.


Danger money for hazardous workplaces

03 March, 2008

One third of employees believe their work equipment is hazardous but more than a quarter would compromise their health for danger money, a new survey shows.


Turning Australia into a solar nation

26 February, 2008

Australia has the know-how and the industrial capability to become a solar nation but needs government and individuals to take action, according to BP Solar, the country’s largest producer of solar energy products.


Applicants called for major logistics award

20 February, 2008

Applications are now open for the 2008 Logistics Development Award (LDA).


Driverless mining operations in the Pilbara

20 February, 2008 by Jessica Starreveld

Driverless trains, ore drills and even trucks are set to change the way mining in remote areas is done


OneSteel closing two mills

18 February, 2008

OneSteel, Australia’s second largest steelmaker, will be closing two mills amid rising competitive pressures and surplus capacity.


Energy savings in compressed air

14 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Atlas Copco Compressors Australia

Compressed air can be one of the most important utilities for industry; however, it can also be one of the largest consumers of energy


Investigating the state of the Australian logistics industry

06 February, 2008

The Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) has joined with international supply chain and logistics management consultant, Logistics Bureau to conduct a report on the state of the logistics and supply chain industry in Australia.


Tapping into the African mining boom

05 February, 2008

Australia's role in Africa's mining sector will be showcased at Mining Indaba 2008, one of the world's largest mining conferences, held in Cape Town this week


Go ahead for Portland wind farm

31 January, 2008

The third stage of Australia's largest wind farm development at Portland, Victoria, has been given the go-ahead by the state government.


Climate change report puts Australia low on global list

30 January, 2008

Australia has been given a low global ranking for environmental performance, mainly because of its assessment as a climate change laggard.


Closing the gender gap in the mining industry

21 January, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

In 2006, mining giant BHP Billiton published its annual sustainability report that featured case studies on women and their high-profile roles within the company


SA Regional Roadshows approaching

15 January, 2008

The Regional Roadshows tour will be traversing South Australia this year from 31 March to 4 April, displaying the very latest in industrial automation, instrumentation and process technology.


Automating Australian mines

15 January, 2008

Endress+Hauser will be holding two Australian Mining Automation Forums late February 2008 in Brisbane and Perth.


Industrial biotechnology — uncoupling economic growth from environmental impact

20 December, 2007 by Glenn Johnson

The chemical processing industry provides the building blocks for many products. By chemically transforming natural materials, it helps to meet the world’s most fundamental needs for food, shelter and health, as well as products that are vital to such advanced technologies as computing and telecommunications. The chemical industry is one of many industries facing major challenges to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations, and one way industries are changing to meet these demands is through the adoption of biotechnology.


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