Posts Tagged ‘ Australia ’

Australia to Phase Out Old Safety Standards in Favor of ISO 45001

Jun 3rd, 2018 | By
Australia to Phase Out Old Safety Standards in Favor of ISO 45001

A recent Standards Australia forum involving key stakeholders saw attendees unanimously agree that an identical adoption of ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety, as soon as possible was the best possible outcome for the country. The consensus was that it would provide a “sensible” three-year transition period for businesses moving from
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The Australian Carbon Tax

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By
The Australian Carbon Tax

In its efforts to tackle the problem of climate change, the Australian government will introduce a carbon tax starting July 1, 2012. Australia’s goal is to reduce the country’s total emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2020; to achieve this goal, the country is starting with a carbon tax,
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Natural Hazards Update – Australia, China, Chile…

Feb 23rd, 2011 | By
Natural Hazards Update – Australia, China, Chile…

  Maplecroft, a firm specializing in corporate risk intelligence, has compiled the following overview of natural disasters that have struck 6 countries in the past two weeks. Subscribers to the company’s web site can also download a Natural Disasters Index and maps showing economic losses associated with natural disasters. Overview Australia. 16 February 2011. Tropical Cyclone Carlos
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Electronic Waste Management

Jul 20th, 2010 | By
Electronic Waste Management

In the 1970s, Gordon E. Moore theorized that computer processing power doubles about every 18 months, especially relative to cost or size. His theory, known as Moore’s Law, has proved largely true. Thinner, sleeker, and faster computers are regularly produced and sold as replacements for their larger, slower predecessors. While this is good news for
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