Archived News for Engineering Professionals - June, 2017
Rio Tinto shareholders have agreed to sell its NSW coal assets to China-backed miner Yancoal for AU$3.5 billion.
Morrison makes GST gas threat
Treasurer Scott Morrison has threatened to impose financial penalties on governments that limit gas exploration.
Court starts on 2015 oil spill
A Panama-based company faces millions in fines for allegedly spilling tonnes of oil near the Great Barrier Reef.
New tech opens molecular window
Queensland researchers are working on a diagnostic technique that can sense down to the single-molecule level.
Email arrest in union fight
A construction company manager has been arrested amid a war between builders and unions in Victoria.
Vic. in line for big rail boost
The Federal Government will provide over $1 billion towards Victoria's Regional Rail package.
AGL boss says coal won't solve crisis
One of Australia's biggest electricity companies says coal will not solve ...
AMEC questions WA department
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has been slammed for leaving a mine safety levy and trust fund $10 million in debt.
Seafloor surveys kill krill
Acoustic surveys exploring the seafloor for oil deposits have been linked to a two to three-fold increase in the death of plankton.
Algal fuel moving forward
Researchers have taken a new step toward commercial-scale, sustainable biofuel from algae.
Australia's CubeSat makes contact
Researchers have marked Australia’s first foray into space in 15 years ...
Springvale improvements approved
The NSW Government has approved a mine water treatment project aimed at improving Sydney's drinking water supplies.
WA bans new uranium
The WA Government has banned uranium mining, but will allow four projects that have approval to proceed.
Melbourne cladding checked
Melbourne's Lord Mayor says the city is “very close” to fixing potentially dangerous cladding at 17 of the city's buildings.
Supercomputer needs support
The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)’s Raijin supercomputer has been ranked Australia’s fastest.
New tech for charging in motion
Stanford University engineers have developed a new way to charge devices wirelessly, while they are in motion.
Pumped hydro study spots SA sites
Researchers have identified over 180 possible sites for pumped hydro energy storage across South Australia.
Smelter chief wants nuclear option
The boss of NSW’s largest electricity user says Australian politicians should be “brave” and consider nuclear energy.