Business confidence soars

27 January, 2016

Business confidence levels have grown to the highest levels since March 2011, according to results of the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey.

Faulty power cords put users at risk

27 January, 2016

AC power cord sets supplied with Microsoft Surface Pro and Pro 2 devices, as well as certain Pro 3 devices sold on or before 15 July 2015, have been identified as potentially dangerous.

Will this technology protect you from mobile phone radiation?

22 January, 2016

Telecommunication Development Engineer Aaron Leibovich is committed to educating the public that their fears around heavy mobile phone usage and harmful radiation are not unfounded. He has spent a year developing a wafer-thin universal adhesive chip that he claims significantly reduces radiation emitted by mobile phones and tablets.

Austroads Strategic Plan promises more transparency

21 January, 2016

Austroads has released its 2016–2020 Strategic Plan, which the organisation claims repositions itself for a strong, relevant and sustainable future.

App keeps qualifications up to date

19 January, 2016

Sydney-based start-up TradePapers has launched an Android and iOS application for sharing and reminding users to keep trade qualifications up to date.

Recall on Toyota Hiace van door glass

15 January, 2016

The ACCC has issued a recall on passenger-side, front-door glass for Toyota Hiace manufactured by Xinyi Group (Glass Co Ltd).

Master Builders backs Royal Commission findings

14 January, 2016

Master Builders has released a statement on the Heydon Royal Commission findings, saying it is a damning indictment of the unlawful behaviours of the building unions, singling out the CFMEU in particular.

Changes to WHS requirements for inorganic lead

12 January, 2016

Safe Work Australia invites you to have your say on proposed changes to work health and safety requirements for inorganic lead.

Infinity cable saga continues

16 December, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning suppliers and installers of degrading Infinity cables, including DIY homeowners, to take action before months of hot weather could cause the cables to become brittle and put lives at risk. Property owners are also being urged to take action to avoid serious risks.

Big Iron online mobile cost benchmarking

11 December, 2015

Big Iron Consulting has released an online mobile mining equipment cost benchmarking app, Mining Toolbox. The app is designed for both PC and tablets and gives mining and earthmoving clients the ability to quickly benchmark the costs of operating their mobile earthmoving equipment.

Safe work seminars

07 December, 2015

Safe Work Australia continues to deliver its series of virtual seminars, a valuable resource for anyone concerned with workplace safety and risk mitigation.

simPRO steps up offshore push

04 December, 2015

Australian company simPRO Software has stepped up its international expansion plans with the opening of a new office in the Cambridgeshire town of St Ives, in the United Kingdom.

Big year coming for builders, says MBA

04 December, 2015

Master Builders Australia (MBA) is predicting a big year coming up for builders based on a rise in approval numbers.

Union support for Labor carbon reduction targets

03 December, 2015

In an unsurprising move, some of Australia's largest unions have released statements of support for the Labor Party's commitment to a sharp reduction in carbon emissions, should they succeed in the 2016 federal election.

An unexpected benefit

01 December, 2015

Field Service Business editor Dannielle Furness spoke with Visili Tsoutouras, Director at AllState Pest Control.

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