Media reports this week have highlighted fears that a series of ponds containing heavy metals and cyanide at an abandoned mining site could spill into a river that feeds the Murray-Darling Basin.

HR experts have ranked Australia near the top in the world for wage pressure in high-skill industries.

The first LNG production on Curtis Island has started on schedule, Santos says.

A case brought by NuCoal Resources against the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been rejected by the Supreme Court.

More contract fights have broken out at the Roy Hill mine, amid which the company has announced some new deals.

Serious concerns have been raised about the health and safety impacts of mining firm BMA’s decision to sack 300 full-time staff in Queensland.

Engineers are working on a new kind of rubber that does not require vulcanisation and can even repair itself when torn.

Royal Dutch Shell has stopped its controversial search for oil off the Alaskan coast, leading environmentalists to claim a huge victory.

Tasmanian-based Haulmax has been given a $3 million Federal Government grant to help develop new mining technology.

Insiders say Volkswagen's staff and suppliers knew about software designed to thwart emissions tests years ago.

The Wilderness Society has questioned a deal that will see energy giant Chevron pay for CSIRO’s research ship Investigator to conduct oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

The Tasmanian Greens are walking a fine line between two of their major policy areas – announcing their opposition to an experimental renewable energy system in a Wilderness World Heritage Area (WWHA).

Experts say hot conditions make for more dangerous work.

A new project by software engineers at NASA seeks to cut fuel use by improving operations.

Josh Frydenberg, the new Resources and Energy Minister and Minister for Northern Australia, is heading to the top of the country to push for new opportunities.

A British company has developed a new kind of concrete that could ease the heavy damage that floodwater can bring.

Industrial action is upsetting passengers at Sydney Airport's international terminal this week, as strikes increase waiting times.

UPDATE 23/09 - Volkswagen has now admitted installing its dodgy emissions test “defeat devices” in 11 million clean diesel cars sold worldwide, the vast majority of which were in Europe.

Preliminary reports say that over an hour passed before the body of a mine worker killed at the Cadia Ridgeway gold mine was discovered.

WA Treasurer Mike Nahan says South Australia's ship building industry is a “basket case”, and Western Australia should run the nation's naval supply program.

A Senate inquiry into construction industry insolvency has heard some sub-contractors are afraid to speak up when they are being ripped-off.

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