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NSW has delayed the deployment of the new nationally harmonised OHS laws

NSW Casts Doubts On OHS Harmonisation

The nationwide harmonisation of OHS regulations has hit another serious speed bump, with New South Wales joining Western Australia and Victoria in calling for the scheme to be delayed. Read more »
The Upper House Environmental and Public Affairs standing committee found that Cockburn Cement had poorly implemented its air quality buffer.

Report Condemns Cockburn Cement

A Western Australian cement operation has been condemned as “complacent to persistent complaints” about emissions by a year-long parliamentary committee. Read more »
After commissioning an independent report on the project, a planning committee at a Sunshine Coast Council concluded there simply wasn’t enough demand for hard rock materials in the area.

Hard Rock Quarry Stymied By Council

A hard rock quarry on the Sunshine Coast has suffered a blow from a planning committee in a local council following community uproar. Read more »
Small landfills will be exempt form the carbon tax after changes were made to legislation

Small Landfills Exempt Under Carbon Tax

Landfill will be exempt under the upcoming carbon tax, with facilities emitting less than 25,000 tonnes of carbon pollution per annum staying clear of the scheme until at least 2015. Read more »
Local's protests saw officials scrap a sand renourishment program at Half Moon Bay in Victoria

Renourishment Scrapped, Red Sand Removed

Confidence in the Victorian State Government’s environmental credentials have been somewhat eroded after the plan to “renourish” a Victorian beach was scrapped mid-way through the project. Read more »
Supporters of a new gravel quarry in Queensland claim to have received serious threats on their lives

Facebook fight over Queensland quarry gets ugly

A fight over a proposed quarry in Queensland has turned ugly, with supporters and opponents claiming death threats and abuse in a very public stoush over Facebook. Read more »
A detailed carbon inventory will reduce costs.

Company records of carbon inventories inefficient

With a carbon tax looming, there are signs that organisations have insufficient mechanisms to disclose their carbon footprints. Read more »
Local's protests saw officials halt a sand renourishment program at Half Moon Bay in Victoria

Locals protest beach sand delivery

Efforts to “protect” a Port Philip Bay beach have been met with furious opposition from locals after the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) dumped 13,500 tonnes of quarried sand onto Half Moon Bay. Read more »
Federal Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chile

Australia, Chile make pledge on mine safety

A year after Australian companies were actively engaged in international efforts to rescue 33 Chilean miners trapped underground, Australia and Chile have formally recognised the value of mutual assistance by renewing and expanding a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation in mining. Read more »
An expert from Knight Sinclair Merz has told the Queensland Floods Inquiry that Wagners' quarry lessened the flood's impact

Queensland quarry lessened flood: expert

An expert witness in Queensland’s Floods Commission of Inquiry has exonerated Wagners for its role in the state’s floods earlier this year, telling the commission that the waters’ devastation was lessened by the company’s quarry. Read more »
The Victorian Department of Primary Industries claims that mineral sand production is set to expand

VIC mineral sands industry to grow

The state of Victoria needs to market itself as a leading producer of mineral sands and as a viable destination for exploration, reversing perceptions that it had little to offer in terms of exploration, says one highly-placed department official. Read more »
Businesses and individuals have the opportunity to comment on the proposed national Codes of Practice

Comment invited on codes of practice

Safe Work Australia has been drafting a range of new Codes of Practice in support of new nationally standardised OHS legislation, which the public will have an opportunity to comment on in the coming weeks. Read more »

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