Archived News for Engineering Professionals - December, 2018
Activists are trying to stop insurance companies from backing Adani’s Carmichael mine project.
Dam spill case approved
A local judge has ruled that a class action against BHP Billiton can proceed.
Dump site fight continues
Traditional owners are lodging an Australian Human Rights Commission complaint over the process to select a nuclear waste dump site in South Australia.
Ex-union head destroyed documents
A former Queensland union boss has been found guilty of destroying documents ahead of a royal commission.
Labor pledges national EPA
Labor says it would create a commonwealth environmental protection agency if it wins next year’s election.
CSIRO doubts Adani water plan
CSIRO says Adani's water management plan for the proposed Carmichael coal mine is seriously flawed.
Locals take quantum step
Australian engineers have taken the latest step closer to quantum computing with a new optical microchip.
NBN Co loan extended
NBN Co has been given an additional three years to pay off its federal government loan.
Summit reaches emissions deal
The UN climate summit has come up with universal, transparent rules on how to cut emissions and curb global warming.
New hub for ethical AI
Some leading local labs have formed a new group dedicated to developing ethical AI.
Holes in pole sale reviewed
NSW’s auditor-general says the State Government revealed its Ausgrid asking price too early.
QLD train fail reviewed
An inquiry has found the multi-billion-dollar contract to build new trains for Queensland was flawed from the start.
'Canter' could come from loophole
Australia could be on track to meet its Paris 2030 emissions reductions because of a loophole.
Hume Coal impacts loom
The NSW planning department has warned of the impacts of a new coal mine near Sydney ...
Phone-cancer link denied
A new study by Australian safety authorities has found no link between the use of mobile phones and incidence of brain cancers.
State launches broad hydro plan
The NSW Government has announced a new initiative to harness dam storages for hydro-electricity.
FIFO distress studied
A third of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) resource workers experience high levels of psychological distress, a survey has found.
Voyager breaches outer reaches
NASA’s Voyager 2 probe is officially in interstellar space, after a journey of more than 40 years.