Federal government energy bill ‘excessive, dangerous’ – Ai Group.

The Australian Industry Group has attacked Canberra’s ‘big stick’ energy legislation as heavy handed, excessively dangerous and counter-productive. Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox said the government’s bill went far beyond recommendations made by the ACCC inquiring into the energy market, and established new powers never before given the government. Willox said: “The so-called ‘big…

Aussie space entrepreneurs now have their own ANGEL

By Jim Plouffe A website that consolidates legal and regulatory information for Australia’s burgeoning space industry has been launched by the University of Adelaide. Called the Australian Navigational Guide Explaining Laws for Space (ANGELS), the www.spacelaws.com website was developed by Adelaide Law School at the University of Adelaide and law firm International Aerospace Law and…

New report calculates value added by Australian chemical manufacturing vs LNG

Research released on Tuesday by Chemistry Australia estimates the chemical sector’s annual economic contribution to Australia as $37.7 billion and 212,000 full-time jobs, and found that each petajoule it uses creates 33 times more value than the LNG industry and 68 times more value than if that gas was used to create power.