Labor Fails Construction Scorecard
Bill Shorten and the Australian Labor Party have failed a building industry scorecard for federal election policies.
Australia Needs a Royal Commission into Construction Training and Accreditation
Australia is about to elect its next federal government.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Builders Collective Slams Labour
A group representing small builders in Australia has slammed Federal Labor over its rejection of calls for a Royal Commission into the building Industry.
Time Zone Costing Investment and Jobs in Queensland
A national survey of 230 businesses by Ai Group found that an overwhelming 85% of businesses surveyed support changing Queensland's current position on daylight saving.
Australian Construction Culture Pushing Women Out
The construction industry's masculine culture and underlying sexual harassment is pushing women out even though they love their work.
Building Approvals Jump 11.7% in November
Approvals for the construction of new homes have jumped by 11.7 per cent, boosted by a spike in apartment and townhouse construction activity in Victoria, Western...