Archived News for Industry Professionals - June, 2014
‘Platooning’ trucks could be tested on Australian roads, with a national body indicating it is interested in the benefits of partly-automated transport.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is looking at legal action against a drone operator who allegedly hit a triathlon runner with an unmanned aircraft in Western Australia.
Media investigations have shown the ongoing costs of the mining industry in New South Wales, with close to $9 million spent dealing with legacy mine issues in the last five years.
The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has placed roadworthiness front and centre of issues facing the industry, imploring all operators to keep on top of safety checks.
The remaining Tier 3 rail lines in Western Australia's grain belt have been closed, and many are waiting to see what effect it will have when tonnes of freight are moved onto the roads.
There has been some concern over the speed with which the Federal Government is changing disability support, with some advocates saying it is storming ahead with almost no consultation.
Twenty-five Coalition lower house MPs have signed a petition asking for the aluminium smelting industry to be exempt from the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
A NSW Legislative Assembly will look into accusations that the state’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) covered up the extent of coal dust pollution.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the NSW government should share gas royalties with landowners, but that he would die before creating a domestic reservation.