A comprehensive economic analysis has shown Australia stands to gain almost nothing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The union crew of stranded ship - the MV Portland - were pulled off the ship by security guards, ending a blockade in a lucrative berth at the port of Portland.

Research has again showed the big budgetary gains to be made by cutting high end concessions.

A fifth case of black lung in Queensland coal workers has been confirmed, leading some to suggest there could be many more.

Authorities have marked their second week of cleaning up a toxic train spill in Queensland.

Tugboat engineers have launched strike action across the country over moves to change their employment awards.

Australia's construction industry contracted in December 2015, a weak end to the year despite a growth in apartment and house building.

Victoria Police say construction unions are using outlaw bikie gangs as “hired muscle”.

The director of the Energy Initiative at the University of Queensland says this year could see the rise of nuclear energy as a way for developing nations to provide base load power and keep carbon dioxide emissions down.

Jobs of hundreds of workers are at risk, as a large iron ore operation is hit by funding woes.

Fossil fuel firm AWE has signed an agreement with Alinta Energy to allow the development of a gas field in the Perth basin.

The South Australian government has announced it will trial digital drivers' licences on mobile phones for tradespeople this year, and security concerns have been raised already.

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