Business & Politics

Adani – a consultant’s moral dilemma or no brainer?

If your company was offered a mega-profitable commission on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine* in Queensland would you turn it down due to the environmental damage it will cause, or would you take the cash?

Noise pollution a growing concern for strata developments

Whether it’s the sound of partying neighbours, constant banging of footfalls overhead or the roaring of traffic heard whenever balcony doors are opened, noise is compromising health and quality of life for many apartment dwellers.

Energy efficient public buildings get a boost in Europe

Upgrading Europe’s school, hospitals and other public buildings will now become easier following the Europe Commission’s change to energy performance contract (EPC) rules. The Commission has also launched the pilot…

Brisbane’s CitySmart is scaling up

According to CitySmart chief executive Neil Horrocks gamification is the way to go if you want to change behaviour patterns and break bad habits.

WA bans plastic bags, as all eyes turn to NSW

The Western Australian government has confirmed it will ban plastic bags from 1 July 2018, bringing it into line with commitments from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT.

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WA budget sees no climate or energy action

Strong public transport commitments have been announced in the McGowan Government’s first budget for Western Australia. But in a tough environment where a surplus won’t be seen until 2020-21, climate change has been all but forgotten.