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Dozens of people feared trapped in collapsed Mumbai building
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:22:19 +1000

Television images show people forming a human chain and using their hands to remove rubble from a four-storey building located in a narrow lane in a congested area.

'The public has a right to know': Buildings identified in cladding audit kept secret
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:46:40 +1000

The South Australian Government refuses to release a list of buildings containing potentially-flammable aluminium cladding following an ABC request under Freedom of Information laws.

Victoria seeks federal partnership in $600m cladding package
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:37:36 +1000
The Victorian Government has announced a $600 million package to fix hundreds of buildings with dangerous combustible cladding. Premier Daniel Andrews is seeking a partnership with the Federal Government to fund the package.
One of the nation's most congested roads 'forgotten' as Perth races to fix traffic woes
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:22:06 +1000

Governments are spending billions on "congestion-busting" projects in and around Perth, with 29 projects underway across the city. But where is the money actually making a difference to commuters' lives?

Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest snaps up iconic Old Swan Brewery site
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 19:01:18 +1000

Fortescue Metals Group founder Andrew Forrest adds another historic WA building to his property portfolio, with his Minderoo Group agreeing to take over the lease of the Old Swan Brewery heritage buildings in Perth.

Iron ore boom delivers a record $5.7b trade surplus
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 16:02:45 +1000

Australia's commodity boom rolls on, sending the trade surplus soaring towards $6b and bank-rolling future federal budgets.

Monsoon season wreaks havoc in India
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:51:39 +1000
Monsoonal rain in western India has caused several walls to collapse, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens of others. At least 21 people died, and 60 others were injured when a 10-metre wall collapsed during the night in Mumbai. Nine other deaths were caused by two wall collapses elsewhere in Maharashtra state.
Genoa bridge demolished nearly one year after deadly partial collapse
Sat, 29 Jun 2019 11:11:15 +1000
The bridge in Genoa, Italy's north, has been demolished nearly 1 year after a section collapsed, killing 43 people.
Genoa bridge demolished nearly one year after deadly partial collapse
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:49:17 +1000
The bridge in Genoa, Italy's north, has been demolished nearly 1 year after a section collapsed, killing 43 people.
Regional Queensland is at a crossroads, but is it too late to turn things around?
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:08:34 +1000

Are large parts of regional Australia doomed to fail or can years of decline be turned around to create a brighter future?