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The Modern Slavery Act has passed: What now?

The Modern Slavery Act has passed: What now?

Australia’s long-awaited Modern Slavery Act passed into law at the end of last month, putting Australian companies on notice to start examining the human impacts of their supply chains.

Selling swimmability to spark the urban river clean ups

Selling swimmability to spark urban river clean ups

Not all rivers are suitable for swimming – there are sharks and other flesh eating animals to contend with in some places – but the benefits of a healthy river range much further with improvements to the ecology, heat island effect and recreational opportunities

A tourist’s-eye view of Malaysian transport infrastructure

A tourist’s-eye view of Malaysian transport infrastructure

A recent trip to Malaysia revealed a culturally self-contained nation, whose rapidly modernising transport infrastructure is barely keeping pace with a burgeoning population and the urgent demands of climate change.

Population growth need more infrastructure investment

Population growth needs more infrastructure investment

Population and the pressure on infrastructure are shaping up as key election issues. Here’s what the Opposition spokesman on these issues, Anthony Albanese, says are the problems and the solutions.…

On ambitions big, very big and indifferent

On ambitions big, very big and indifferent

It’s exciting this week to bring you a special report that proves that sustainability and green investment is the winning track to be on.

The latest on GRESB, LEED, WorldGBC, and the US plan for a new green deal, and daytime cleaners

The latest on GRESB, LEED, WorldGBC, and the US plan for a new green deal, and daytime cleaners

In the same week we’ve seen the Global Emissions Gap report ring alarm bells about the hastening of climate change impacts, we’ve also seen Sydney hit by another extreme storm event while to the north fire conditions the like of which have not been seen in Queensland are sending hundreds of people fleeing communities in Capricornia.