How to Respond if You Suspect Asbestos is Present on a Work Site

Posted on: 29 August 2016

Asbestos is one of Australia's number one occupational risks. Even though measures have been taken to drastically limit industrial exposure to asbestos fibres, over 550 people die every year in Australia from mesothelioma, a form of cancer that is overwhelmingly associated with asbestos exposure. Even a few fibres inhaled 40 years ago are thought to raise the risk of developing cancer later in life, so whenever construction projects encounter materials containing asbestos, they always have to take disposal seriously.
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Pre-Requisite Activities For Sinking A Rural Well

Posted on: 15 August 2016

Many Australians are falling for the allure of a more relaxed lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle associated with life in the city, prompting them to invest in rural properties. The only potential problem with country life is that mains water supply is often erratic (or non-existent), and you'll probably be forced to sink a well soon after moving into the new home. Here are three activities you can't afford to skip before a rural well is sunk on your property.
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Key Considerations When Undertaking A Bush Regeneration Project

Posted on: 26 July 2016

If you have a patch of remnant bushland on your property, you might want to consider undertaking a bush regeneration project.  Bush regeneration is important for Australia's ecology because it helps to preserve habitats for native flora and fauna, which may otherwise be lost through development and modern farming techniques. Although bush regeneration generally applies to degraded bushland, the site will still require some planting and ongoing management.  Your aim will be to replicate a natural ecosystem of native plants and animals that will maintain itself, with just a little help from you.
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How to Turn Your Outbuilding into the Perfect Home YouTube Studio

Posted on: 18 July 2016

Now that your YouTube career is starting to take off, it's time to think about increasing your video production quality. Aside from purchasing high-quality cameras, microphones, and software, you'll also need to think about the 'studio' where you film. Sometimes, filming in your bedroom just won't cut it. At first, shooting videos in an outbuilding like a garage, pool house, or shed seems like a bad idea. However, with a little work, these rooms can become the perfect home studio.
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