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Sunday April 5, 2020

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Critical Actions for Coronavirus Safety on Construction Sites
Safety
Friday April 3 2020

Critical Actions for Coronavirus Safety on Construction Sites

Screening of workers, self-isolation where appropriate, physical distancing, behavioural controls, maintenance of shared spaces and touchpoints are among measures needed to maintain work sites which are...

NSW Opens Construction Sites on Weekends
Commercial
Thursday April 2 2020

NSW Opens Construction Sites on Weekends

Construction sites throughout New South Wales will be able to operate on weekends and public holidays under new rules introduced by the New South Wales Government.

Australia Must Embrace Innovative Construction Systems
Prefabrication
Wednesday April 1 2020

Australia Must Embrace Innovative Construction Systems

Throughout much of the world and in Australia, the push toward a low carbon economy is growing.

Qld border to be closed to FIFO workers
Safety
Wednesday April 1 2020

Qld border to be closed to FIFO workers

Many interstate workers will be banned from Queensland this weekend with stricter border controls to be enforced. 

Brickworks first-half profit drops 50%
Business
Friday March 27 2020

Brickworks first-half profit drops 50%

Brickworks' first-half statutory net profit has dived nearly 50 per cent on the back of a slowdown in building activity in Australia. 

Rogue Tradies risk Sinking Construction
Safety
Friday March 27 2020

Rogue Tradies risk Sinking Construction

Rogue worksites are putting Australia's construction industry at risk by not following health guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus.

How to Sustainably Address Construction Waste
Green
Thursday March 26 2020

How to Sustainably Address Construction Waste

Buildings and the construction sector are responsible for 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Construction Sector Lays Down Law on COVID-19 Safety
Safety
Thursday March 26 2020

Construction Sector Lays Down Law on COVID-19 Safety

Eleven unions and industry groups throughout the construction sector in Victoria and Australia have laid down the law to workers and employers regarding coronavirus safety, stressing...

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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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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