Education News

$1.3bn coronavirus aid package for apprentices

The government has committed $1.3bn in wage subsidies to help small businesses retain apprentices displaced by the coronavirus downturn. As part of Australia’s COVID-19 response, the subsidies will support small businesses with funding of up to $21,000 ($7,000 per quarter) for every apprentice. The intention is to help small businesses get back on track after […]

General News

Study on spread of COVID-19 in air conditioned bus

The coronavirus could be transmitted over a longer distance than previously thought, especially within an enclosed air conditioned environment, according to a study by a team of Chinese government epidemiologists. The research by the Hunan-based team throws into question the official guidelines from China’s health authorities on COVID-19 prevention to keep “a safe distance” of […]


LGBTQI+ inclusion in engineering

Aurecon, Pride in Diversity and Engineers Australia have jointly launched a new community in Sydney to promote LGBTQI+ inclusion in engineering. Interengineer will be an independent industry group designed to promote LGBTQI+ inclusion through networking and advocacy activities, says the media release. The group’s formation would allow for additional support and resources towards the engineering […]

Products What's New

AIRAH releases HVAC&R Search Compendium 2020

HVAC&R Search Compendium 2020 is now in circulation. The Compendium is a hardcopy version of the online HVAC&R Search directory, and provides a comprehensive listing of companies operating within the country’s HVAC&R sector. It is produced by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). The HVAC&R Search Compendium 2020 complements its digital […]


Leveraging infrastructure to lower emissions

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) have released an issues paper highlighting the foundational role of infrastructure in Australia’s quest for a net zero emissions future. The organisations point out that infrastructure is responsible for up to 70 per cent of Australia’s emissions. And […]

General News

25 King scores WELL Certification

25 King Street Brisbane has been awarded Queensland’s first WELL Core and Shell Certification at the Platinum level. Led by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), WELL is a global rating system for advancing health and wellbeing in buildings. The sustainable structure has also earned 6 star Green Star Design and As Built ratings. Dubbed […]

Events and conferences

ARER 2020 to be held in Sydney

The second iteration of the Australian Residential Energy Rating (ARER) conference will be held in Sydney at Doltone House from May 12–13. Hosted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and supported by the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), the conference will feature sessions focused on energy efficiency, sustainability regulations and opportunities, […]