Archived News for Engineering Professionals - August, 2017
Economists say the long-awaited transition away from a mining-based economy may actually be happening.
Tassie seeks shorter planning path
Tasmania’s new planning laws could invite corruption and political interference.
3D-printed card to aid sea studies
Marine microbes are the heart of ocean ecosystems, but it has been almost impossible to study them in their natural environment.
Adani insists on India's needs
Adani says India still needs imported coal, even though the Government is pushing for self-sufficiency.
Experts urge new fire regime
Building fire experts have called for important reforms in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze.
PM denies new coal
Malcolm Turnbull says his Government will not build new coal-fired power stations ...
RTF open to green ideas
The SA Government wants to expand its clean power industry beyond just generation with the $150 million Renewable Technology Fund (RTF).
QLD bans UCG
The Queensland Government has passed legislation banning underground coal gasification (UCG).
Experts review what Exxon knew
Harvard University researchers say Exxon Mobil has intentionally misrepresented climate science.
ARENA backing SA battery
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will fund a new $12 million battery in South Australia.
Harbour to house new reef
A modular artificial reef will soon be suspended near the Sydney Opera House.
Criminal links called out
An expert on the mafia says big public works are big targets for organised crime.
Insider questions union moves
A senior CFMEU official has questioned the looming merger of Australia’s biggest unions.
Metallica moving on QLD bauxite
Federal environmental approval has been granted for the Urquhart bauxite project in Queensland.
Mining map for deeper digging
A mining lobby has joined has laid out a 15-year roadmap to deliver Australia’s major new mines of the future.
Engineers make zinc-air advance
Australian researchers have removed a major stumbling block preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking lithium-ion.
Frydenberg reflects on power game
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has reflected on the changing state of Australia’s energy system.
Pine Gap papers show drone role
Leaked documents have revealed the role that Australia’s secretive Pine Gap base plays on US battlefields.