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Rooftop Solar Installers Under Notice for Rampant Safety Breaches
Safety
Wednesday September 28 2022

Rooftop Solar Installers Under Notice for Rampant Safety Breaches

Employers whose workers install solar panels on rooftops in New South Wales are being warned to expect a crackdown amid evidence of rampant safety breaches on...

Construction Forecasts Still Positive but Challenges Remain
Business
Wednesday September 28 2022

Construction Forecasts Still Positive but Challenges Remain

Activity throughout Australia’s construction sector will remain at healthy levels over the medium term, the latest forecast suggests.

Personal Protective Equipment Selection is Critical When Working at Height
Safety
Monday September 26 2022

Personal Protective Equipment Selection is Critical When Working at Height

With so much happening in the safety space, the Working at Height Association (WAHA) has decided to take the opportunity to step back and have a...

Australia’s Construction Sector Has More Cranes in the Sky than Ever Before
Commercial
Monday September 26 2022

Australia’s Construction Sector Has More Cranes in the Sky than Ever Before

Australia’s construction sector has more cranes in the sky compared with any period in recent history, new data shows.

Why Australia’s Construction Industry must start Thinking in Circles
Green
Monday September 19 2022

Why Australia’s Construction Industry must start Thinking in Circles

What would a federal minister for the circular economy mean for the construction industry?

New Home Sales Fall Again but Remain at Respectable Levels
Business
Thursday September 15 2022

New Home Sales Fall Again but Remain at Respectable Levels

Sales of off the plan or new homes are continuing to slide as consecutive rises in interest rates are beginning to cool demand for new housing...

Is Your Worker a Contractor or Employee – The Courts Have Shifted
Business
Thursday September 15 2022

Is Your Worker a Contractor or Employee – The Courts Have Shifted

2022 has seen a major change in the legal landscape relating to gig economy workers.

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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