Energy company AGL is taking cautious steps toward the future of its Gloucester coal seam gas project, which has been shut for months following contamination concerns.

The NSW Government is preparing to introduce its power privatisation bill in state parliament this week, with buyers lining up to make a bid.

Research says property is now the largest contributor to the Australian economy, eclipsing both the mining and financial services sectors.

A revolutionary solar plane has continued its quest to circumnavigate the globe.

As extreme weather events increase in frequency and severity, experts say rural communities may have to look beyond the grid.

Analysts say the civil construction sector in Australia is will decline even further over the next two years.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has ramped up its push for a federal gas reserve to keep domestic prices down, but experts say it will not pay off.

Some budding environmental engineers are helping Master Builders WA find new ways to tackle construction waste issues.

The children of Australia’s richest person have wrestled control over their multibillion-dollar family trust.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) says it cannot afford to clean up the mix of oil and paint left when a Chinese bulk coal carrier hit the reef in 2010.

Aurizon could return cash to its shareholders to calm investor concerns about the rail group's weak growth prospects.

Chinese-linked companies have applied to the Foreign Investment Review Board over a big investment involving Fortescue Metals Group.

There is much concern about a push to allow international carriers to service domestic routes in Australia.

The University of Melbourne will soon be home to an advanced centre for prefabricated housing, in a move some say will transform the Australian building industry.

Transport lobbies and authorities have jumped on a new report that claims Australia could be choked by its own congestion, unless big new projects start soon.

One of the top people at Gina Rinehart’s $10 billion Roy Hill mine has entered the debate on what to do about the iron ore price.

The US has taken a technical step in the new space race, passing a bill to allow mining in space.

A top transport lobbyist says the threats from vertical integration in logistics must be addressed.

The Tasmanian Government will announce a six-month extension of the First Home Builders Boost in this week’s state budget.

There are claims this week that Japan's Inpex Corporation is struggling to keep the $A43.5 billion Ichthys LNG project on schedule due to delays with the South Korean shipyard manufacturing the massive offshore platform.

James Hardie has seen its annual profit almost triple, up to $A369.57 million on the back of its US and European operations.

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