Brambles spin-off Recall Holdings has received a big takeover bid from US logistics giant Iron Mountain.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) says seven maintenance workers have been exposed to asbestos at Alcoa's Kwinana refinery near Perth.

A new survey says more people are looking online for cheap prices on drugs like ecstasy and cocaine.

The Group of Seven world leaders’ conference in Germany has finished with a pledge to ‘decarbonise’ the global economy.

Australian-owned Central Petroleum Limited has picked up a 50 per cent stake in the NT's Mereenie oil and gas field from international giant Santos.

The competition regulator has released an issues paper for the East Coast Gas Inquiry.

Elon Musk says electric utilities should buy his battery systems or be put out of business by them.

Australian researchers are working on a way to use macadamia nuts as a 3D-printing medium.

Engineers say the construction of Shell’s $12 billion Prelude project is on track, marking a number of milestones as the massive floating gas facility takes form.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says Coles truck drivers are involved in illegal practices to meet the unfair pressures of the supermarket giant.

WikiLeaks has released more information on Australia’s secret trade dealings.

Environmentalists say new NSW planning laws could allow mining companies to pay to damage sensitive swamps that supply Sydney's drinking water.

The world's biggest pension fund is looking to sell it stake in companies that invest in the coal industry.

In an Australian first, a disused gold mine in Queensland will be turned into a huge hydro-electric energy system.

The Australian Trucking Association has backed the National Transport Commission’s proposed work program for 2015-2019, which it says will seek to improve productivity across the industry.

Mineral exploration investment has slumped to its lowest level in eight years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

A big New Zealand truck operator, Mainfreight, has posted record revenues across its operations.

A new report suggests that subsea copper mining is more sustainable than doing it on land.

One of the US military’s futuristic creations has become untethered.

The Queensland Resources Council says workers themselves want to choose where they live, not have the choice made by companies, unions, or any other group.

The Queensland Transport Minister appears to have taken a hard line in dealing with Uber, asking the company to shut down before she would speak to them.

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