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...
Australian Construction Costs Rise
Construction costs in major Australian capitals are on the rise as busy markets in civil construction and non-residential building add pressure to resource and capacity constraints,...
Time Will Kill Your Payments, And Your Business
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Two States Well Behind on Building Safety Reform
On June 14, 2017, the world of design and construction was rocked as 72 people were killed (including two who died in hospital) and 70 others...
Lend Lease Set to Face Shareholder Class Action
Construction giant Lendlease Group is set to face fresh legal claims it breached the Corporations Act by failing to properly inform the market of serious problems in its...
Are Employers Liable When Others Injure Their Workers?
On September 22, 2006, Riste Bosevski was working as a labourer employed by Professional Contracting Pty Ltd on a school site in the regional New South...
Why Is Australia’s Building Industry Failing?
On February 4, residents of the NEO 2000 tower in Melbourne were forced to evacuate after cladding similar to that used on London’s Grenfell Tower caused...
Breaking the Detroit Model of Construction
Historically, Toyota is seen as the pin-up company for being the first to show how strong strategic alliances with supply chain partners can transform a company...
Tenth Charged in Sydney Fake Tradie Scam
A tenth person has been charged after an alleged fraud syndicate handed out bogus qualifications to wannabe tradesmen during Sydney's property market boom.
Australian Cash May Aid Notre Dame Rebuild
Australians are likely to be given an opportunity to contribute to rebuilding the Notre Dame cathedral with both sides of politics lamenting the destructive fire that...
Vic Crane Crash Victims Ran for Lives
The company whose crane crushed a Melbourne house, forcing three occupants to flee, says it's "devastated" by the incident.
Crane Collapse in Melbourne Injures Two
A crane has crashed on two houses in Melbourne's inner west, injuring two workers, and emergency crews are figuring out how to rectify the up-ended vehicle.
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.
Run-down Perth Maternity Hospital to Move
Western Australia's biggest and most dilapidated maternity hospital will move to a new facility on the more modern QEII medical campus, the state government has announced.
'Drunk' Man Steals Truck, Rams CBD Cafe
A man is accused of stealing a three-tonne truck from a central Sydney building site and taking it for a drunken joyride through the CBD before...
Sydney Earthmoving Company Fined after Worker Crushed
A Sydney earthmoving company has been fined $90,000 after a 26-year-old man was crushed underneath the body of a dump truck and was left with serious...
Fed Dept Unaware of Subcontractor Issues
Senior officials involved in the upgrade of Parliament House's security doors had no idea about allegations a subcontractor was using drugs, a federal inquiry has heard.