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No Plans for Construction Shutdown
The construction industry appears set to remain open for the foreseeable future after a senior state minister said there were no plans for a shutdown at...
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
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.
Can Existing Building Legislation Assist Building Site Management Protocols and Compliance to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19?
A number of countries have exempted their building industries from being required to shut down. The writer will not list those countries, lest, by the time...
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
Many interstate workers will be banned from Queensland this weekend with stricter border controls to be enforced.
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
Rogue worksites are putting Australia's construction industry at risk by not following health guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.