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Detached Home Approvals Smash Another Record in March
Residential
Wednesday May 5 2021

Detached Home Approvals Smash Another Record in March

Australia’s market for detached home construction has broken another record.

Australia’s Longest Road Tunnel Has been Proposed
Civil
Monday May 3 2021

Australia’s Longest Road Tunnel Has been Proposed

Australia’s longest road tunnel has been proposed after the state government in New South Wales unveiled a proposal to convert two proposed tunnels into one longer...

Prime Minister Backs Australia’s Construction Industry
Business
Monday May 3 2021

Prime Minister Backs Australia’s Construction Industry

Australia’s prime minister has thrown his support the nation’s construction industry, declaring that the industry is a critical part of the Australian economy and has been...

Leaking Concrete Rooftops – Why Waterproofing Should Not Be Ignored or Delayed
Residential
Wednesday April 28 2021

Leaking Concrete Rooftops – Why Waterproofing Should Not Be Ignored or Delayed

Rooftop water leaks are always a tough job to diagnose. Solving and rectifying them permanently can be even more difficult. 

Five Signs that Change is Happening in Modern Slavery
Business
Tuesday April 27 2021

Five Signs that Change is Happening in Modern Slavery

As I detailed in Sourceable articles in late 2020, Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 has prompted a flurry of activity from organisations of all sizes –...

Technology can help in COVID Economic Recovery
Technology
Thursday April 22 2021

Technology can help in COVID Economic Recovery

Technology and project management software has a critical role as Australia delivers a massive pipeline of infrastructure work, an industry leader says.

Commonwealth Extends Deadline for HomeBuilder Construction Starts
Business
Monday April 19 2021

Commonwealth Extends Deadline for HomeBuilder Construction Starts

Timeframes for commencement of construction under the Commonwealth HomeBuilder program have been extended.

Safety
1 Jun, 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
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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Commercial
19 Feb, 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
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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