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Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
Safety
Wednesday October 10 2018

Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia

If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.

The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers
Business
Wednesday October 10 2018

The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers

When growing up, many Australians are told to study, get into tertiary education and get a job. For most, this involves working for a company as...

Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
Urban Planning
Wednesday October 10 2018

Change Starts with Beliefs and Values

“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend...

Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?

In classic economics, prices are determined by supply and demand.

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability

Housing affordability is about supply and demand.

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall

You often don’t know you’re in a bubble until it has actually popped. This is what ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was warning three years ago. Shortly...

The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools
Green
Friday September 14 2018

The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools

Did you know that in 2017, there were more than 3.8 million students enrolled in 9,444 (public, catholic and independent) primary and high schools across Australia?

The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney

In recent months the emotive language of war and destruction has been blazed across Sydney’s media as ‘battles wage in nearly every suburb’ and there will...

Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Business
Friday September 14 2018

Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?

Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...

Infrastructure
Nov 12 2018
Solar Roads the Next Battleground in Energy Generation

Back in December 2016, France opened what it says was the world’s first road to be covered with a surface of solar panels.

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Residential
Nov 12 2018
Home Buyers Should be Aware of Major Pitfalls

If you buy a $10 item of clothing that turns out to be faulty, you can usually get a refund or replacement fairly easily. Buy a...

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Safety
Nov 8 2018
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports

Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...

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Infrastructure
Nov 8 2018
Australia Needs Better Transparency on Bridge Assessments

On August 14, the nation of Italy was sent into shock after a 200 metre section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed, sending cars and trucks plummeting...

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Landscaping
Nov 8 2018
Australia Must Reconnect With Urban Nature

Wind back several decades and many Australians lived in detached houses with good sized backyards which featured gardens and lawns.

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Public
Nov 6 2018
Library Design for the Digital Age

In days gone by, much of the role and function of public libraries throughout Australia involved reading and borrowing hard copy books.

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Business
Nov 6 2018
Stamp Duty Reform a Small Step Forward

The announcement by the NSW Government that stamp duty will be pegged to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a welcome small step towards reducing the...

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Residential
Nov 6 2018
Frequently Asked Property Depreciation Questions

As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim a...

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Buildings
Nov 6 2018
Why Australians Should Choose Higher-performing uPVC Windows

Windows play a vital role in regulating temperatures of buildings and their overall energy efficiency, whatever the climate. Energy efficiency is not just about preserving heating...

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