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Australia’s Construction Cost Pressures Ease
Business
Wednesday February 1 2023

Australia’s Construction Cost Pressures Ease

Pressures on construction prices and costs throughout Australia appear to be easing, with the latest data showing that output price growth in housing construction and civil/heavy...

Australia’s Construction Employment Smashes New Record Highs
Business
Thursday January 19 2023

Australia’s Construction Employment Smashes New Record Highs

Employment in Australia’s construction industry has hit its highest level on record, new data shows.

Australia’s Housing Construction Cost Pressures Ease but Remain High
Residential
Wednesday January 18 2023

Australia’s Housing Construction Cost Pressures Ease but Remain High

Cost pressures in house construction throughout Australia are easing but remain at elevated levels, the latest data shows.

Housing Construction Lending Hits 10-Year Low
Residential
Monday January 16 2023

Housing Construction Lending Hits 10-Year Low

The slowdown in housing construction activity throughout Australia continues to intensify, with the latest data showing lending activity to finance new housing construction at near 10-year...

Rate Rises Smash Building Approvals
Residential
Thursday January 12 2023

Rate Rises Smash Building Approvals

The downturn in new home construction in Australia appears to be gathering pace as new data shows a further slump in building approvals.

Windows, Floors are Key to 7-Star Homes in Australia
Green
Monday January 9 2023

Windows, Floors are Key to 7-Star Homes in Australia

Design decisions relating to windows and flooring will be critical in meeting new 7-star thermal performance requirements for housing in Australia, a webinar has heard.

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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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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Safety
6 Sep, 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
6 Sep, 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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