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Tuesday September 24, 2019

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PM Morrison holds fast to emissions target
Green
Tuesday September 24 2019

PM Morrison holds fast to emissions target

Australia won't be getting a long term plan to cut its emissions any time soon.

Billions wasted on infrastructure: report
Civil
Monday September 23 2019

Billions wasted on infrastructure: report

Poor management by Australian governments has seen billions of dollar wasted on infrastructure over the past decade, and a new report warns another $5 billion is...

Brickworks shares up despite profit drop
Business
Monday September 23 2019

Brickworks shares up despite profit drop

Brickworks' full-year profit slipped 11.9 per cent to $154.6 million as record earnings from its industrial property portfolio failed to offset the impact of Australia's cooling...

ABCB Gears Up to Lead Charge on Construction Reform
Business
Wednesday September 18 2019

ABCB Gears Up to Lead Charge on Construction Reform

Balancing new priorities with existing workload, managing expectations and engaging stakeholders will be important challenges for the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) in managing its new...

Govt to cut red tape for smaller employers
Business
Friday September 13 2019

Govt to cut red tape for smaller employers

Small businesses will find it easier to employ people under a Morrison government plan to cut red tape

What is the National Construction Code  and What is it All About?
Business
Friday September 13 2019

What is the National Construction Code and What is it All About?

The National Construction Code is often referred to in various contexts by those in the building and construction industry and outside and at times, ones wonders...

Builders join infrastructure spending push
Civil
Wednesday September 11 2019

Builders join infrastructure spending push

The Master Builders have added their voice to the chorus calling for the federal government to bring forward infrastructure spending to stimulate the economy.

Apartment building drops for 17th month
Business
Friday September 6 2019

Apartment building drops for 17th month

The slowdown in construction activity eased in August even as demand for new apartments dropped for a 17th straight month.

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CFMEU fined over Melbourne demo site fight

The CFMEU has copped another fine, this time for trying to force a Melbourne demolition company into signing a pay agreement in 2013.

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Safety
Sep 6 2019
Safety body for Qld workers after deaths

A new independent safety body for Queensland resource workers would be established under a bill introduced to state parliament. 

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Commercial
Sep 6 2019
Sydney stadium demolition cost revealed

The demolition of Sydney's Allianz Stadium will cost taxpayers just under $40 million, leaving $689 million in the budget to rebuild the venue at Moore Park.

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Safety
Aug 27 2019
NT Mine Worker Dead after Wall Collapse

A worker has been confirmed dead after a wall collapse at a mine in the Northern Territory with industry officials warning risks remain at the site.

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Commercial
Aug 23 2019
Stadium build 'could disrupt Marvel film'

Fox Studios Australia has warned the Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment could have "significant economic consequences" for the film industry and disrupt the production of a major...

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Residential
Aug 16 2019
Mascot Towers owners demand accountability

Apartment owners in Sydney's beleaguered Mascot Towers are demanding answers after they thought they'd secured the Australian dream only to see it turn into "a waking...

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Safety
Aug 14 2019
Vic tradie convicted over WorkSafe assault

A tradie has been convicted for assaulting and spitting on a safety inspector who randomly came across an unsafe Melbourne construction site

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Business
Aug 13 2019
Business Rallies for Workplace Law Reform

The Business Council of Australia will urge employers to rally workers, shareholders and suppliers behind workplace reforms to drive productivity higher.

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Residential
Aug 9 2019
Record $3m payout to SA asbestos victim

A South Australian father of three with terminal cancer has been awarded a record $3 million payout after he was exposed to asbestos dust, including during...

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