LNG giant BG Group has announced it has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for the sale of its Curtis LNG project for $1.93 billion.

Building approvals have improved for a second consecutive month this September, according to a recent report released by the Housing Industry Association (HIA).

Lingering softness in new orders and a lower than average selling price is seen the manufacturing sector enter tis eighth consecutive month of contraction, according to the Australian Industry Group’s Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI).

The Queensland Government has released the Great Barrier Reef Ports Strategy, outlining the State Government’s approach to future port development and planning in the Great Barrier Reef region.

The Queensland Government has announced it is seeking additional feedback on environmental investigations into the proposed $4.2 billion Kevin’s Corner Coal Project in the Galilee Basin.

Reliance on coal mining has serious health and social impacts, according to a new report released by the University of Sydney.

Queensland based coal miner Endocoal has announced it will accept a $71 million takeover bid from a Chinese joint-venture.

Infrastructure will play a crucial role in ensuring that Australia makes the most out of the coming Asian century, according to the recently released White Paper.

The Queensland Government has announced the membership of the Uranium Implementation Committee tasked with establishing the best-practice framework for the recommencement of uranium mining in the State.

Tiger Airways has announced it will sell 60 per cent of its Australian operations to Virgin Australia for a cash consideration of $35 million.

The Western Australian Government has selected a preferred corridor and operational model for a new 350 kilometre natural gas pipeline to be constructed from Bunbury to Albany.

The Western Australian Government has released the final determination of the appeals leveled against the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) final report and recommendations for the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct at James Price Point, north of Broome.

The federal Government has announced that the Productivity Commission will conduct an inquiry into the National Access Regime.

More Australian households than ever before are using diesel fuel to power their main motor vehicle according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Master Builders Australia has defended the current state of the building and construction apprenticeship before a Fair Work Australia tribunal, saying that the proposed wage changes by the CFMEU will make it the system unviable.

The Federal Government has launched its new mentoring program aimed at supporting apprentices in the construction industry.

The Northern Territory Government has introduced the Rail Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Bill 2012 before Territory Parliament, which, if passed, will allow for the creation of a single regulatory body to preside over rail safety.

The Federal Government has announced it has given environmental approval for the construction of the Bonaparte Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Project in the Northern Territory.

The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Peter Dorling to the Board of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA), the body which manages the state’s regional commercial port waters at the Port of Geelong, Port of Portland and Port of Hastings.

The Australian Syngas Association (ASA) has announced the appointment of Darrenn Medhurst as the company’s new Executive Director.

The Victorian Government has introduced legislation before State Parliament that it says will support Victorian university councils and TAFE boards in responding to future challenges and changes to the industry.

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