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Sunday February 28, 2021

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Housing Construction Costs Back on the Rise
Residential
Thursday February 25 2021

Housing Construction Costs Back on the Rise

Construction costs associated with building low-density housing are back on the rise, the latest data indicates.

Cement Maker Defies COVID to Beat Profit Expectations
Business
Tuesday February 23 2021

Cement Maker Defies COVID to Beat Profit Expectations

One of Australia’s leading suppliers of cement and building products has defied COVID-19 to deliver a profit which beat original guidance despite COVID-19.

COVID Smashes Another Construction Giant’s Profit
Business
Tuesday February 23 2021

COVID Smashes Another Construction Giant’s Profit

Another construction giant in Australia has seen its profits impacted by COVID-19.

Aussie Steel Maker Nearly Doubles Profit Despite COVID
Business
Monday February 22 2021

Aussie Steel Maker Nearly Doubles Profit Despite COVID

One of Australia’s largest manufactures of steel products has defied a COVID economic slowdown to almost double its profits.

More Inspections for Higher Risk Buildings
Residential
Monday February 22 2021

More Inspections for Higher Risk Buildings

More inspections of critical structural and fire safety features may be needed for higher risk and more complex buildings if a draft model approach to mandatory...

Australia’s Detached Home Building Sector will Boom in 2021
Business
Thursday February 18 2021

Australia’s Detached Home Building Sector will Boom in 2021

Australia’s detached home building sector is set to experience its strongest year on record amid a flurry of activity to take advantage of the Commonwealth HomeBuilder...

Victoria Reopens Building Sites
Business
Wednesday February 17 2021

Victoria Reopens Building Sites

All workers will be allowed back onto construction sites throughout Victoria from Thursday as the state lifts most of its five-day ‘circuit breaker’ COVID sanctions.

Safety
1 Jun, 2020
Company fined over fatal NSW wall collapse

A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one man was killed and another injured when a brick wall fell...

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Business
27 Mar, 2020
Builder avoids jail over insurance fraud

A South Australian builder who duped investors and councils by forging more than 200 insurance certificates has avoided jail time.

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Commercial
19 Feb, 2020
Asbestos dust litters Sydney school

Asbestos dust and fragments left littered across a Sydney private girls' school, have raised health concerns for students and local community members.

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Residential
21 Jan, 2020
WA shock safety campaign delay questioned

The mother of a girl who was left severely brain-damaged from an electric shock at state-owned housing in Perth has welcomed a public safety campaign but...

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Business
10 Jan, 2020
Woodside Gets Not for Sangomar Project

Senegal has authorised the West African country's first oil development, the $US4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project, operator Woodside Petroleum has announced.

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Green
18 Dec, 2019
Industry groups want climate change action

Six industry groups are calling on the Victorian government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring a fair transition for the workers, communities and industries affected.  

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Safety
29 Nov, 2019
Worker dies after Sydney pipe bursts

A worker has died in hospital after being struck in the head by a burst pressurised water pipe at a central Sydney worksite.

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Business
19 Nov, 2019
Plumber penalised over $150,000 for Cheating Workers and Lying

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $151,200 against a Victorian plumber and his company for underpaying a young worker following previous court action involving...

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Business
13 Nov, 2019
Worker injured in Melbourne crane fall

A man has been rescued from a crane at a Melbourne construction site after falling two metres and suffering head and back injuries.

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