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Tuesday November 24, 2020

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Victoria Pours Billions into Housing, Infrastructure and Skills
Business
Tuesday November 24 2020

Victoria Pours Billions into Housing, Infrastructure and Skills

Victoria has pinned its hopes of economic recovery on housing, infrastructure and skills as the state tries to reboot its economy after two COVID lockdowns.

Responsibility before Profit
Residential
Tuesday November 24 2020

Responsibility before Profit

Increasingly builders are looking to maximise profits to ensure the sustainability of the business. Cost to operate continue to rise and competitors are constantly looking at...

Huge Brisbane Rail Tunnel Machines Almost Ready to Go
Civil
Monday November 23 2020

Huge Brisbane Rail Tunnel Machines Almost Ready to Go

The first of two machines which will tunnel underneath the Brisbane River and CBD is almost ready as work to prepare for the commencement of tunnelling...

Subcontractors Could Lose as Grocon Goes Bust
Business
Monday November 23 2020

Subcontractors Could Lose as Grocon Goes Bust

There are fears that thousands of subcontractors could lose money owed to them after the builder behind developments such as the 2018 Commonwealth Games Village and...

NSW Stops Short of Paying for Cladding Rectification
Commercial
Wednesday November 18 2020

NSW Stops Short of Paying for Cladding Rectification

Owners of buildings with flammable cladding in New South Wales will still need to pay tens of thousands of dollars per apartment to rectify their complexes...

Ground Breaks on $10 Billion Sydney Rail Project
Civil
Wednesday November 18 2020

Ground Breaks on $10 Billion Sydney Rail Project

Ground has broken on a Sydney rail project which will double rail capacity between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD and generate more than 10,000 jobs during...

NSW Pumps Billions into Health and Infrastructure
Civil
Tuesday November 17 2020

NSW Pumps Billions into Health and Infrastructure

New South Wales is pumping billions into health and infrastructure as the state seeks to address COVID-19 and rebuild its economy after COVID.

South Australia Pumps Billions into Roads and Sport
Civil
Wednesday November 11 2020

South Australia Pumps Billions into Roads and Sport

The government in South Australia is set to pour billions into road projects and sporting facilities as the state seeks to rebuild its economy after COVID-19.

Green Buildings Go NetZero
Business
Wednesday November 11 2020

Green Buildings Go NetZero

Buildings will have to be ‘NetZero’ to achieve Green Star certification going forward, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) says.

Safety
Jun 1 2020
Company fined over fatal NSW wall collapse

A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one man was killed and another injured when a brick wall fell...

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Business
Mar 27 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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Commercial
Feb 19 2020
Asbestos dust litters Sydney school

Asbestos dust and fragments left littered across a Sydney private girls' school, have raised health concerns for students and local community members.

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Residential
Jan 21 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
Jan 10 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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