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Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

Dr Phil Blythe

GreenSync on expansion path following finance boost

Smart grid tech start-up GreenSync will extend its Australian services and expand internationally following a $11.5 million capital raising that attracted the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Southern Cross Venture…

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How is family housing property reshaping welfare regimes?

While intergenerational inequalities have become more pronounced in recent years, they also appear to have reinforced intergenerational cooperation and the revival of the family as a provider of welfare and…

Let's hope the Vic EPA gets to keep its teeth

Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

Steve Taylor, founder of Platinum FM with Sue Pridmore and Nick Rix

New FM business to challenge existing models

According to a former chair of the Facility Management Association of Australia and his partners in a new business there is plenty of steam left in the outsourcing business and…

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How the rating tools for infrastructure stack up

Institutional investors should look for robust reporting of environmental, social and governance performance when considering investing in infrastructure, according to a new discussion paper released by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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Smart grid tech start-up GreenSync will extend its Australian services and expand internationally following a $11.5 million capital raising that attracted the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Southern Cross Venture…

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The retrofitting game is getting easier. The price of technology and energy-efficient plant trending down in response to growing demand, finance models such as Environmental Upgrade Agreements are resolving the…

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Renewable energy supplied 21.7 per cent of grid energy in October, the highest figure since complete National Electricity Market data became available, according to the latest pitt&sherry CEDEX report.

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Victoria’s residential solar owners have cause to celebrate, with a Victorian government announcement that feed-in tariffs for solar power will rise from July 1 next year. Minister for Energy, Environment…

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Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

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Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

Let's hope the Vic EPA gets to keep its teeth

Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

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Fancy shooting off to a meeting on an electric scooter powered by a publicly available solar charger? It’s already do-able in Singapore, and could be part of the recipe for…

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Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

New FM business to challenge existing models

According to a former chair of the Facility Management Association of Australia and his partners in a new business there is plenty of steam left in the outsourcing business and…

Let’s Hack Housing: the policy dot points

Seven key policy agenda items emerged from The Fifth Estate’s Surround Sound on Housing: affordable/sustainable/innovative that can start to change the game for housing. They’ve been distilled from the event…

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How is family housing property reshaping welfare regimes?

While intergenerational inequalities have become more pronounced in recent years, they also appear to have reinforced intergenerational cooperation and the revival of the family as a provider of welfare and…

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One year has passed since the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs) were decided upon in New York. The core aims and objectives of the 17 SDGs are to eradicate poverty,…

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Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

Dr Phil Blythe

GreenSync on expansion path following finance boost

Smart grid tech start-up GreenSync will extend its Australian services and expand internationally following a $11.5 million capital raising that attracted the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Southern Cross Venture…

housing

How is family housing property reshaping welfare regimes?

While intergenerational inequalities have become more pronounced in recent years, they also appear to have reinforced intergenerational cooperation and the revival of the family as a provider of welfare and…

Let's hope the Vic EPA gets to keep its teeth

Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

Steve Taylor, founder of Platinum FM with Sue Pridmore and Nick Rix

New FM business to challenge existing models

According to a former chair of the Facility Management Association of Australia and his partners in a new business there is plenty of steam left in the outsourcing business and…

traffic in beijing at night

How the rating tools for infrastructure stack up

Institutional investors should look for robust reporting of environmental, social and governance performance when considering investing in infrastructure, according to a new discussion paper released by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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Our pick of jobs this week

Steele Associates in Sydney is looking for a site manager to work on Australia’s first Passivhaus apartment project, a boutique eco-apartment development in Redfern. Reporting to the project manager, responsibilities…

Untitled design-9

Advertisement: Sustainability Officer, ACT, Urban Projects

Sustainability Officer Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Land Development Agency Urban Renewal Urban Projects Administrative Services Officer Class 5 Salary Range: $72,986 – $77,256 (PN: 18794) The Land Development…

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Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

jobs-colleagues-meeting-to-discuss

Our pick of jobs this week

Steele Associates in Sydney is looking for a site manager to work on Australia’s first Passivhaus apartment project, a boutique eco-apartment development in Redfern. Reporting to the project manager, responsibilities…

GreenSync on expansion path following finance boost

Smart grid tech start-up GreenSync will extend its Australian services and expand internationally following a $11.5 million capital raising that attracted the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Southern Cross Venture…

Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

See More »

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M4_Western_Motorway_and_Parramatta_CBD,_Sydney

Sydney’s deep divide and how to end it

Urgent policy action is needed to provide better health outcomes and effective job density as Sydney’s population doubles over the next 40 years, according to the Committee for Sydney. The…

New FM business to challenge existing models

According to a former chair of the Facility Management Association of Australia and his partners in a new business there is plenty of steam left in the outsourcing business and…

Let’s Hack Housing: the policy dot points

Seven key policy agenda items emerged from The Fifth Estate’s Surround Sound on Housing: affordable/sustainable/innovative that can start to change the game for housing. They’ve been distilled from the event…

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