Friday 22nd Sep, 2017
Wooden railway sleepers. Photo: Creative Commons / LooiNL

Rail ‘best option’ for Murray Basin

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has commended the Victorian Government’s decision to go ahead with the Murray Basin Rail Project,…
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Sutherland Station - Photo: Creative Commons / Abesty

Government and industry meet to strengthen rail manufacturing

Almost 200 representatives from the rail industry, along with state and federal government bodies, have attended a Sydney briefing to…
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Peter Harris, Productivity Commission chairman. Photo: David Sexton

Productivity boss: Workplace system ‘not dysfunctional’

Productivity Commission chairman Peter Harris has struck a conciliatory tone in discussing workplace relations issues at a recent Melbourne lunch….
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Photo: Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland to open Bay of Plenty freight hub

Ports of Auckland and Toll Group will build a rail connection to a new intermodal hub near the New Zealand…
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Photo: Port Kembla Coal Terminal

Brookfield’s risky business

COMMENT: Asciano’s heavy reliance on the slumping coal sector raises the stakes of Brookfield’s recent acquisition move, Mark Carter writes. Despite…
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Tony Abbott. Photo: Creative Commons / Nick-D

Abbott attacks ‘sabotage’ of major infrastructure, resources projects

The recent Federal Court success of the Mackay Conservation Group against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine and rail project could…
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Cost cutting pays off for Pacific National

Pacific National has reported a substantial increase in earnings despite declining revenue in 2014/15, becoming another rail operator to benefit…
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New ARA CEO Danny Broad. Photo: Shutterstock / ARA

ARA names new CEO

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has announced who will take over as chief executive following the departure of long-time boss…
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