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New safety code takes aim at unlicensed workers

New rules are hoped to deter dodgy businesses from hiring unlicensed workers to perform dangerous jobs. Only licensed electricians will be allowed to mount, locate, fix or remove solar panels on...

Rio Tinto Boyne Aluminium Smelter

Heaps of jobs to go for metal operation in CQ

A multinational company is planning huge redundancies for its metal processing operations in Central Queensland. Boyne Aluminum Smelter will cut output and a “significant number of jobs”...

Wivenhoe Power Station overhaul finishes early

The $13.5 million Wivenhoe Power Station overhaul has finished four days ahead of schedule. The 85-day major overhaul at CS Energy’s pumped storage hydroelectric station, near Fernvale in south...

Large-scale solar projects to create more than 500 jobs

Queensland is set for a solar jobs bonanza following the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s announcement of support for six large-scale solar generation projects in the state. Premier Annastacia...

Infographic: The state of coal

Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; James Whitmore, The Conversation; Reema Rattan, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly...