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Wednesday April 17, 2024

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Housing Construction Lending Edges Up but Remains Sluggish
Business
Friday April 12 2024

Housing Construction Lending Edges Up but Remains Sluggish

Housing construction lending activity across Australia has edged up but remains at extremely sluggish levels, new data suggests.

Multi-Unit Approvals Hit 12-year Low
Business
Friday April 5 2024

Multi-Unit Approvals Hit 12-year Low

Approvals of new units, townhouses and apartments throughout Australia have fallen to their lowest level in twelve years, new data shows.

Aussies Scale back Kitchen and Bathroom Ambitions
Business
Tuesday April 2 2024

Aussies Scale back Kitchen and Bathroom Ambitions

Australians are scaling back their expectations for kitchen and bathrooms in new home purchases and home renovation projects, new data shows.

Victoria Scraps Building Regulator Board
Business
Tuesday April 2 2024

Victoria Scraps Building Regulator Board

The board of Victoria’s building regulator has been scrapped as the Victorian Government seeks to address concerns with the regulator’s culture and performance.

Understanding Scope 3 Emissions in Construction
Green
Monday March 25 2024

Understanding Scope 3 Emissions in Construction

Australia is like many other nations in that its leaders and decision-makers are collectively investigating how to decrease emissions.

Ground Breaks on Huge WA Battery Project
Business
Monday March 18 2024

Ground Breaks on Huge WA Battery Project

Ground has broken on what will be one of the world’s largest batteries which is set to be built in Western Australia.

New Home Sales Edge Up in February
Business
Monday March 18 2024

New Home Sales Edge Up in February

Australia’s residential construction industry has been given some reasonably good news, with the latest data showing a modest increase in new home sales.

Housing Construction Lending and Approvals Plummet
Business
Tuesday March 12 2024

Housing Construction Lending and Approvals Plummet

Australia’s residential construction industry is off to a slow start to 2024, with new data showing that building approvals and housing construction lending are close to...

Australia’s Infrastructure Sector Must Eradicate Modern Slavery
Safety
Tuesday March 12 2024

Australia’s Infrastructure Sector Must Eradicate Modern Slavery

The infrastructure sector across Australia and New Zealand must adopt proactive measures to prevent modern slavery from occurring within its projects and supply chains, a webinar...

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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