Tragic incidents have prompted Fortescue Metal Group to increase its safety measures.

Concern is mounting within the powerful Minerals Council of Australia and its NSW state-level affiliate.

The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) says a recent survey showed majority support for nuclear power, and has called for renewed debate.

Negotiations have begun for the next round of contracts for Queensland railways.

Media outlets are reporting two major Australian builders have found evidence of their own dodgy dealings, and are considering going public before a government probe finds the same thing.

Union workers have threatened to employ ‘civil disobedience’ in protests of large-scale job cuts.

Fortescue has completed an incredible $9.9 billion expansion in the Pilbara, opening the doors on its newest Western Australia mine.

A major Australian superannuation fund has deemed fossil fuels to be ‘socially unacceptable’, and will no longer make investments in that direction.

Illegal blockades at Melbourne construction sites have led to a $1.25 million fine for the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

Japan is moving to remix its energy industry, adding 11,000 megawatts of gas and coal power to replace its lost nuclear supplies.

An Internet entrepreneur and figure representing the new age of online activism has launched a political party.

Microsoft has made a move many were waiting for, freeing Office from the Windows environment and making it available on iPads.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning, but no monetary punishment after it found Optus had overcharged mobile customers around $9 million.

The Tax Office has given a grace period to all those stashing their money in offshore havens, saying a crackdown is coming.

The biggest name in Australian wine-making has slammed his industry colleagues, saying local wine companies are led by “lame” and unmotivated executives.

The industry lobby for Australian manufacturers says high gas prices and a domestic shortage will lead to the loss of over 100,000 jobs.

The latest youth unemployment figures show tough times in many regions, with some areas seeing dramatic spikes in joblessness over the last few years.

The Community and Public Sector Union is forcing the government into negotiations on wages and conditions for 160,000 workers across state and federal levels.

Among the more concerning legislation placed on the ‘repeal day’ chopping board is the independent monitoring of anti-terrorism laws, according to a legal expert.

Corporate sponsorship of non-profits has been used as a shortcut to public favour, but new research shows there is a fine balance between success and cynicism in charitable business.

Reports say secretive negotiations are going on between state governments, looking at re-introducing a cash-for-cans scheme.

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