Archived News for Engineering Professionals - April, 2016
Experts have given an inside tour of the water recycling facilities at some of our top sporting venues.
Analysts back Perth tunnel plan
Industry analysts have backed plans for a tunnel in Perth, part of the controversial Perth Freight Link.
Beaconsfield review calls for more
Nearly 10 years after the Beaconsfield mine collapse left one worker dead and two others trapped underground, safety laws are still not strong enough.
Dramatic gas clip in QLD call to action
International attention has been drawn to the CSG industry in Queensland on the back of a YouTube video.
Expert pushes hard line on cladding
An industry insider says Australia needs full-scale testing of all cladding materials for fire safety.
QLD closing costly loopholes
The Queensland Government has passed laws to avoid having to pick up the tab when big firms fail.
Solar plane crosses Pacific
Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) has completed the latest leg of its journey around the world without consuming a drop of fuel.
State makes bigger coal claim
The Victorian Government will take more royalties from some of the least efficient power stations in the country.
Stronger stance taken on steel dumps
The Federal Government has moved to combat the oversupply of Chinese steel.
Tiny brains test Zika effects
Scientists have used ‘mini-brains’ grown in the lab to test the effects of the Zika virus.
Blame and bills in Palmer's wake
It will cost $93 million to start the cleanup of Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery, the Queensland Government says.
Risks rise in profitable science push
Australia's leading scientists are concerned that the CSIRO will lose millions of dollars in international grants.
Chip-maker launches big chop
Tech giant Intel has undertaken a ‘restructuring initiative’, which consists largely of sacking 12,000 workers.
Boat deal sees split build
The Prime Minister has announced a $3 billion program that will see 12 offshore patrol vessels built in Adelaide and WA.
Metallic fabric for easy sea cleaning
Engineers have unveiled what could be the next big thing in oil spill cleanup.
Rinehart wants new money up north
Iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart says things are rough in the resources sector, but northern Australia still has incredible development opportunities.
Talks outline Tasmanian power problem
Renowned US environmentalist Bill McKibben has given a clear warning to the Tasmanian Government that things will get worse.
Tech head warns of 'innovation' overuse
Telstra's chief technology officer says “innovation” is at risk of becoming a meaningless buzzword.