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Labor Fails Construction Scorecard
Business
Thursday May 16 2019

Labor Fails Construction Scorecard

Bill Shorten and the Australian Labor Party have failed a building industry scorecard for federal election policies.

CSR Full Year Profit Sinks 59% to $78m
Business
Wednesday May 8 2019

CSR Full Year Profit Sinks 59% to $78m

CSR's full-year profit has sunk 59 per cent to $78 million, weighed down by higher electricity costs and losses associated with the sale of its Viridian...

Building Jobs Cut as Values Fall: Survey
Business
Wednesday May 8 2019

Building Jobs Cut as Values Fall: Survey

 Construction jobs dwindled in April as house building activity contracted for the ninth month in a row, according to an industry survey.

Red Tape is Killing Small Construction Businesses
Business
Tuesday May 7 2019

Red Tape is Killing Small Construction Businesses

More than half of all tradespeople and small construction business owners throughout Australia are being forced to sacrifice sleep to meet reporting and administrative requirements, the...

Queensland Wants Subbies to Dob in Fraudulent Builders
Business
Friday April 26 2019

Queensland Wants Subbies to Dob in Fraudulent Builders

The Queensland Government is seeking submissions on allegations of fraudulent behaviour which relates to non-payment of sub-contractors in the state’s building and construction industry.

Building Cop Goes After CFMEU on Perth Airport Rail Link
Business
Wednesday April 24 2019

Building Cop Goes After CFMEU on Perth Airport Rail Link

Australia’s biggest construction union is facing legal action after the nation’s building industry watchdog filed charges over allegations of illegal industrial action at various sites associated...

Japanese Giant Goes After Dulux
Business
Thursday April 18 2019

Japanese Giant Goes After Dulux

Australia’s biggest paint manufacturer could fall into Japanese hands should a takeover offer for the company be accepted by shareholders.

Australia’s Current Building Compliance Issues
Business
Thursday April 18 2019

Australia’s Current Building Compliance Issues

With the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, the Opal Tower scenario in Sydney, along with other fires and building safety and defect issues in buildings in Australia...

Business
May 13 2019
Lend Lease Takeover Rumours Swirl

Construction giant Lend Lease could be an acquisition target amid rumours that a major Japanese company is plotting a takeover of the company, media reports suggest.

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Business
May 3 2019
Two Arrested over Travelling Con Men Scam

Two alleged travelling con men have been arrested in Melbourne over an "Irish roof scam", fleecing $260,000 from one victim to buy Rolex watches and designer...

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Business
Apr 30 2019
Ex-Ipswich Contractor to Face Sentencing

A former contractor who engaged in corrupt dealings with a Queensland council and the state's racing body will be sentenced in a Brisbane court on Friday. 

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Business
Apr 11 2019
NT Builder Jailed Over $200k Govt Fraud

A Darwin builder has been jailed for four years for defrauding an NT government indigenous employment program by more than $213,000.

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Business
Apr 8 2019
CFMMEU Fined $1.5m over Sydney Strike

The construction union has been fined $1.5 million and its senior officials another $190,000 over unlawful strikes at the Barangaroo South site in Sydney.

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Business
Apr 5 2019
Shorten Launches Appeal to Tradies and Apprentices

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has appealed to tradespeople and apprentices, saying an elected Labour Government would boost apprenticeships, create more training opportunities on public sector construction...

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Business
Apr 4 2019
Victorian Builders Back Budget

Builders in Victoria has voiced strong support for Tuesday’s Federal Budget, saying key initiatives along with a return to projected surplus will help to promote confidence...

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Business
Apr 3 2019
Bakers and Brickies Offered $2000 Payments

Aspiring bakers and bricklayers are being offered $2000 to take up a trade, as the federal government promises to create an extra 80,000 apprenticeships over five...

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Business
Apr 3 2019
Treasurer Unfurls Infrastructure Ribbons

Commuters and construction workers are being promised a $100 billion pipeline of road and rail projects in Tuesday night's federal budget.

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