Queensland farmers will be able to spend more time in the paddock after a determination by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

Dyson Heydon has ruled himself fit to continue running the royal commission into trade unions, sending the unions off to find new ways of avoiding the legal lens.

Melbourne train operator Metro Trains is calling on the industrial umpire to step in and stop another major public transport strike.

Fortescue Metals Group will use unmanned drones to survey its Cloudbreak mine in the Pilbara, as part of an effort to reduce the health and safety risks for survey staff.

Queensland has introduced new penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phone while driving.

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has received the prestigious 2015 MA Sargent Medal from Engineers Australia.

The Transport Workers’ Union has slammed the almost $12 million pay packet of Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce, which some see as a reward for cutting nearly 5,000 full-time jobs.

A leading dietician has told a mining conference that obesity is both a health issue for miners and a safety issue for the industry.

Italian energy firm Eni has found a massive new natural gas field, which could be one of the world’s largest.

The Federal Government is looking for ways to reduce red tape on industrial chemical use, while maintaining community safety.

Gas giant Alinta Energy has seen the future – announcing that it will offer solar and battery storage systems to households later this year.

The first National Plan on Asbestos Safety and Eradication has been launched after a meeting of State and Territory Ministers.

The Federal Government is ramping up its rhetoric to ensure the China free trade agreement (FTA) goes ahead.

Queensland’s Ipswich City Council says it will oppose future coal mines and coal seam gas exploration in the region.

An Adelaide trucking company boss has been convicted of manslaughter after faulty brakes killed one of his drivers.

The WA Government says key performance indicators (KPIs) could reduce mining industry fatalities.

A union-backed convoy of Queensland truck drivers is on its way to Sydney as part of a mass protest highlighting the danger of unreasonable deadlines.

Western Australia’s peak business lobby has warned that a FIFO workers strike could damage future investment.

The Northern Territory Chief Minister says NT gas will flow to east coast markets by 2018.

Government body VicRoads is updating its road maintenance fleet with radar-based reverse braking technology to reduce employee injuries.

Despite a storm surging around its approval, proponents of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine are doing everything they can to ensure it goes ahead.

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