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STEM subjects still on the agenda

STEM subjects still on the agenda

The federal government has reaffirmed its position on STEM subjects after criticism of its decision over 457 visas.

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GHD appoints new board members

GHD appoints new board members

GHD, has recently announced changes to its Board, with new appointments in the US and Asia-Pacific.

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Engineering firm unveils new brand

Engineering firm unveils new brand

Wallbridge & Gilbert and their specialist division Aztec Analysis have come together to form an integrated team, with the launch of their new brand WGA.

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Changes to the NERR

Changes to the NERR

The changes provided in the recent amendment to the Fair Work Regulations 2009 commenced on 3 April 2017.

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Australia needs an engineering pipeline strategy

Australia needs an engineering pipeline strategy

Plunging rates of secondary school students taking up science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) subjects is setting the nation up to for failure as it transitions to a smart jobs economy, says Engineers Australia, and what is needed is government investment in an engineering pipeline strategy to try to reverse the decline.

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Corrupt payments to unions banned

Corrupt payments to unions banned

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced legislation to the Federal Parliament that will make it a criminal offence to give or receive benefits made with the intention of corrupting the officers of registered organisations.

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What's critical about critical infrastructure?

What's critical about critical infrastructure?

Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications.

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Infrastructure Victoria and the Resilient Melbourne Citymart open innovation challenge

Infrastructure Victoria and the Resilient Melbourne Citymart open innovation challenge

Infrastructure Victoria has announced they will be working with Resilient Melbourne to host an open innovation challenge to find new ways to reduce transport congestion, combat social isolation and make the experience of travelling more socially fulfilling.

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Upgrading our infrastructure: Targeting repairs for locks, dams and bridges

Upgrading our infrastructure: Targeting repairs for locks, dams and bridges

For the second time in a row, America's infrastructure has earned a grade of D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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Unfair tender processes - will tenderers have a remedy if there's no process contract?

Unfair tender processes - will tenderers have a remedy if there's no process contract?

We expect Australian courts will start using the doctrine of estoppel to provide a legal remedy to tenderers that can prove the tender process was not conducted fairly, or in accordance with the RFT.

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