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- For example, in South Australia and Tasmania a number of energy infrastructure construction projects are going ahead.
- This solid performance is a consequence of high levels of investment in oil and gas and energy infrastructure projects.
- Notwithstanding the aforementioned power station, it’s largely a different story in the energy and utilities construction sector, however.
- However, it isn’t stalling altogether and there are still some ongoing construction projects, including in Queensland.
- Meanwhile, a project to develop the rail infrastructure in Melbourne is continuing with an upgrade of the Cranbourne-Pakenham rail corridor.
- The Australian Ballet ends its 2015 season with a world premiere of artistic director David McAllister’s first choreographic work, The Sleeping Beauty.
- Typical of Brink Productions’ immersive theatre experience, the play, set in the fictional suburb of Barranugli, unfolds in an atypical stage installation resembling a cemetery.
- A baroque masterpiece that has been part of the company’s repertoire for 42 years, Australian Ballet has succeeded in finding new life in Sleeping Beauty and was aided by a generous $1.5m budget.
- Paul Blackwell and Kris McQuade star in The Aspirations of Daise Morrow, a new Australian play based on Patrick White’s acclaimed short story, Down at the Dump.
- The pavilion is made up of 13 large and 30 smaller petal-like shades, supported by four metre high columns.
- In this stage show, Harbridge pays homage to the girl who inspired La Traviata, The Lady of the Camellias and Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.
- Her moniker was inspired by the 16th century French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, pioneer of the modern essay.
- Warmer ocean conditions mean jellyfish are able to thrive better than ever before, with overfishing wiping out competitors.
- Indie pop singer Montaigne, also known as Jessica Cerro, begins her national tour in Perth, following the release of her single Clip my Wings.
- By spending more time in Australia than his country of birth, he’s able to present some pointed insights on what Aussies are like – jokes that he says homegrown comics wouldn’t be able to get away with.
- Bill Shorten has signalled he could pursue “collaborative” reform to industrial relations with an eye to boosting productivity.
- At one point Michael Stutchbury, editor of the Australian Financial Review, chided summit participants for a lack of ambition.
- Shorten called on business leaders to get behind an emissions trading scheme to cut carbon pollution, saying “opposition to this economic reform often borders on the hysterical”.
- He said “reform” was an abstract idea but voters would respond to a conversation about boosting economic growth, which is running below trend.
- The Reserve Bank governor, Glenn Stevens, advised attendees to focus on concrete steps to boost Australia’s economic growth, and make that growth sustainable.