header nav1

Business News

Friday November 16, 2018

Loading Icon
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...

Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined
Business
Wednesday September 12 2018

Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined

“At noon last Friday, instead of receiving nearly $76,000 from a major client, we were given – two minutes before it (the client) closed before the...

Construction Professionals in Massive Demand
Business
Friday September 7 2018

Construction Professionals in Massive Demand

As Australia’s record breaking construction boom rolls on, professionals across multiple areas including surveying, contracts management and health and safety are in massive demand.

Tradespeople Reap Construction Jobs Boom
Business
Wednesday August 8 2018

Tradespeople Reap Construction Jobs Boom

As the building and infrastructure boom rolls on, tradespeople across Australia’s residential, commercial and civil construction sector are enjoying extremely buoyant labour market conditions.

VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure
Business
Thursday August 2 2018

VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) came into being on 1 July 2013 and has been continually criticized ever since by building consumers, and every facet of...

Current Issues in the Construction Industry
Business
Thursday August 2 2018

Current Issues in the Construction Industry

The current issues facing the construction industry in Australia and elsewhere are not necessarily issues which haven't arisen before.

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law
Business
Tuesday July 17 2018

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law

Much has been written recently on the issue of fires in buildings not only in Victoria but also elsewhere, including overseas, where the combustible cladding placed...

Business
Oct 4 2018
Who Can Become a Building Practitioner in Australia - Recent Changes in Victoria

All states in Australia, and across most of the common law world, ensure the registration of building practitioners.

6,598 0

Business
Oct 4 2018
Social Value: The New Currency in Construction and Infrastructure

Recent major project awards have vividly illustrated that it is no longer good enough to offer the cheapest price to win a bid - you must...

7,305 0

Business
Oct 4 2018
The Year of Integrity and Accountability?

While we all shake our heads in disbelief to what we hear and see in regard to integrity and accountability, it does create a very disturbing...

6,409 2

Business
Sep 27 2018
Bill to Get Tougher on Unions Suffers Blow

A push to make it easier to deregister unions and disqualify officials has suffered a blow, with a key crossbench senator signalling he won't support it.

1,030 0

Business
Sep 12 2018
Employers Urge Senators to Back Union Bill

A major employer body is ramping up pressure on crossbench senators to pass draft laws making it easier to disqualify rogue unions and their officials.

2,246 0

Business
Sep 7 2018
Workplace Disputes Hover Around Record Low

Industrial disputes have doubled as tensions rise between unions and the coalition government but they remain at historically low levels.

1,144 0

Business
Sep 7 2018
Unions Protest Against ABCC in Sydney

Thousands of union members have marched through Sydney's CBD to protest against the federal government's building and construction watchdog.

3,650 0

Business
Sep 6 2018
PM Scott Morrison Picks Fight with CFMMEU

Australia's powerful construction union is fighting for its survival after the prime minister flagged a pre-election industrial relations battle.

3,118 0

Business
Aug 31 2018
Boral FY Profit Jumps on US Buy, Earnings

Building materials company Boral has lifted its full-year profit by nearly 50 per cent to $441 million, boosted by a strong construction market in Australia and...

732 0