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  • A newly introduced competition pits workers, companies and building managers across the nation against one another to see who can improve and outshine competitors with their green credentials.

    Established from a joint initiative between City of Sydney’s CitySwitch and the Better Buildings Partnership, the Better Buildings cup is a year-long competition seeking to band together Australia's landmark buildings and largest corporations in a challenge to see which corporate entity can best reduce their carbon footprint. 

  • The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has tasked the Productivity Commission to conduct a review into the far-reaching transport reforms, with a focus on the safety and efficiency of the national freight network. The COAG looks to establish a national regulatory system. The transform reform was designed to provide productivity gains for the economy while reducing the compliance burden on the transport industry via cutting fees and duplication of work. The Productivity Commission will look at whether the initiative is actually delivering productivity benefits and safety. The Commission is due to report to Government within twelve months of commencement. It will undertake broad public consultation, and invite public submissions.
  • Green cities around the world - 8 ways Australian cities can go green. Global cities are implementing policies to go green. Here are 8 policies Australian cities can follow to help cut emissions

  • Increased funding from the Federal Government will allow programs, such as the National Australian Built Environment Energy Ratings System and the Commercial Building Disclosure, to continue and expand; allowing for energy efficiency programs to run in the built environment.