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Jemena launches NT mentoring program

Melbourne-based utilities company Jemena has partnered with Saltbush Social Enterprises and Karen Sheldon Training in the Northern Territory to deliver The Aboriginal Workforce Mentor Course as part of Saltbush’s Pipeline to Success program.
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Barwon Water drafts price submission

Barwon Water, Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation, has proposed $31 million to be spent over the next five years to support the development of water services in specific growth areas in Geelong.
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Jemena commences biomethane project

Jemena has partnered up with Sydney Water and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to announce the beginning of construction on a new biomethane project at the Malabar Waste Water Treatment Plant in Sydney.
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Frydenberg hails NEG breakthrough

The decision by the COAG Energy Council to progress to the final design stage for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is a big step forward, according to Minister for Energy Josh Frydenberg. Mr Frydenberg
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Tasmanian Gas Pipeline arbitration begins

A long-running disagreement between Hydro Tasmania and Tasmanian Gas Pipeline (TGP) over transport costs and access has been referred to arbitration. The arbitration process will be the first case to test Australia’s new energy pipeline arbitration system, set up following an independent review from Dr Michael Vertigan on the regulation of gas pipelines. The dispute, which has been running for several years, came to a head in July when TGP accused Hydro Tasmania of refusing to accept a 45 per cent discount on existing tariffs, which TGP said would mean a 95 per cent increase in charges for major industrial customers in Tasmania. Read More

Prime Minister warns gas suppliers

Yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the heads of Australia’s leading gas supply companies and the AEMO generated a lot of hot air. The meeting heard that that the industry,
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In conversation with Savitha Balu

After working as an engineer for 11 years, Savitha Balu has returned to university to complete a PhD at the Australian National University. Ms Balu recently spoke with The Australian Pipeliner about the research project she is involved in as part of her PhD, which looks at the hierarchical standing of technical experts and safety specialists within their organisation and examines whether they have any real decision-making power. Read More

Five tips for better compliance

Compliance can be a very complex and daunting process for an organisation, particularly when there is no clear context, sound guidance or defined objectives. Continuity and Compliance Management Services provides a few tips for improving your organisation’s approach to compliance. Read More

It’s better to be safe than sorry

With more than 50 years of experience in the pipeline industry, Worldwide Machinery and SUPERIOR Manufacturing constantly keep an eye on various facets of safety, especially for work with pipelayers and padding machines. Read More

Pipeline industry achievers recognised

The 2013 official Australian Pipeline Industry Association industry awards, presented by the Hon.Tom Koutsantonis MP at the APIA Convention in Adelaide, highlighted the cream of the crop of the industry’s high achievers. Read More