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10 things you need to know about your modern slavery statement

After the introduction of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018, there are now thousands of Modern Slavery Statements published on the Australian government’s Modern Slavery Register. At the  Informed 365 webinar on last week on 5August 2021, I discussed some of the trends, patterns and learning outcomes to be gleaned from the statements, alongside Eleanor Pahlow […]

Posted inBriefs

Landcom joins Supply Chain Sustainability School

In brief: NSW state land  and property development agency Landcom has joined the Supply Chain Sustainability School as a partner organisation. A media release from the school said the collaborationwould help drive positive change for sustainability across the property and construction industry. In partnership with the School, Landcom will work with staff, suppliers and communities to […]

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Supply Chain Sustainability School members growing

From the Supply Chain Sustainability School: As the property and construction industry tackles an ever-expanding host of sustainability issues, Australia’s Supply Chain Sustainability School has chalked up its 1,000th member. Launched in March 2015, the School was established to increase sustainability knowledge and competency along the construction and infrastructure supply chains, and has grown steadily […]

Posted inSpinifex

Housing: The 5 things I learned staying in a tiny home

Alexander Symes and Joanne Jakovich from Big World Homes have spent years developing the prototype of their flat-packed sustainable home, which launched last September in Sydney. At the small scale, they say it’s “a transitional housing product that aims to bridge the gap between renting and owning”. At the large scale it could be “one […]

Posted inArticles, Awards

A great range of winners, again, for Green Globe Awards 2016

Kids getting their hands dirty, saving useful items from landfill, sustainable supply chain efforts and achieving carbon neutrality were among the good green deeds lauded at last week’s Green Globe Awards, announced at the Art Gallery of NSW. NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman said the awards recognised the 15 winners’ extraordinary talent and passion for […]