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Australia May Get Significant Building Product Safety Reform
Business
Friday July 19 2024

Australia May Get Significant Building Product Safety Reform

Australia is likely to enact significant reform in regulation in regulation surrounding building product quality and safety, a conference has heard.

Are Your People Your Biggest Cyber Risk?
Technology
Thursday July 18 2024

Are Your People Your Biggest Cyber Risk?

Is your business inadvertently opening its doors to cyber criminals?

Plumbers Raise Concern at Gas Exclusion from Sustainable Ratings
Civil
Tuesday July 16 2024

Plumbers Raise Concern at Gas Exclusion from Sustainable Ratings

Australia’s plumbing industry has raised concern about what it says are contradictory policy positions from the Federal Government in respect of gas.

Meet our industry leaders: the GBCA’s Green Star Champions
Green
Tuesday July 16 2024

Meet our industry leaders: the GBCA’s Green Star Champions

Every year the Green Building Council of Australia hand selects a range of industry leaders who continue to make significant contributions toward a more healthy, resilient...

Australian Government Considers Banning Construction Union
Business
Monday July 15 2024

Australian Government Considers Banning Construction Union

The Labor Government in Australia is considering de-registering the nation’s construction union as the fallout from revelations about the union’s behaviour deepens.

Australia’s Local Councils have $55 billion in Poor Condition Infrastructure
Civil
Monday July 15 2024

Australia’s Local Councils have $55 billion in Poor Condition Infrastructure

As much as $55 billion worth of infrastructure assets that are owned by local councils across Australia is in poor condition, a new report has found.

NSW Councils Held Accountable for Housing Approval Times
Residential
Monday July 15 2024

NSW Councils Held Accountable for Housing Approval Times

Local councils throughout New South Wales will be ranked on a publicly accessible league table for their performance in terms of timeliness in progressing applications for...

How AI can address infrastructure project challenges in Australia
Technology
Friday July 12 2024

How AI can address infrastructure project challenges in Australia

Australia is embracing a significant wave of infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing the nation's livability

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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