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Queensland Wants Subbies to Dob in Fraudulent Builders
Business
Friday April 26 2019

Queensland Wants Subbies to Dob in Fraudulent Builders

The Queensland Government is seeking submissions on allegations of fraudulent behaviour which relates to non-payment of sub-contractors in the state’s building and construction industry.

Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy
Business
Tuesday May 1 2018

Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy

The rap sheet against Matthew Rixon was damning.

The Gold Coast is All Grown Up
Urban Planning
Friday March 16 2018

The Gold Coast is All Grown Up

A decade ago the Gold Coast was known for meter maids, schoolies and fish and chips on the beach. A lot has changed.

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

Drop in Brisbane CBD Office Market Demand
Commercial
Friday February 2 2018

Drop in Brisbane CBD Office Market Demand

A rise in office vacancy in the Brisbane CBD has been attributed to a market in transition, with reductions in tenant demand expected to be corrected...

Queensland Needs 53,000 Social and Affordable Homes Over Ten Years
Residential
Tuesday November 21 2017

Queensland Needs 53,000 Social and Affordable Homes Over Ten Years

Queensland must build at least 53,000 new social and affordable homes over the next decade to meet the needs of vulnerable and low-income households, the state’s...

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan
Business
Thursday November 16 2017

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.

Builders Fearful About Faulty Products
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

Builders Fearful About Faulty Products

Builders are becoming fearful about trying new and innovative products amid fears about being held liable for faulty and non-conforming products, a survey of builders in...

CFMEU Tried to Force Queensland Workers to Join
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

CFMEU Tried to Force Queensland Workers to Join

The Federal Court has fined the CFMEU and two officials for trying to force workers to sign up and join the union at a central Queensland...

Mining
Apr 18 2019
Bob Brown leads anti-Adani convoy to Qld

Tasmania's veteran conservationist Bob Brown has spearheaded an anti-Adani convoy, travelling north to protest the divisive proposed coal mine in Queensland. 

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Civil
Mar 27 2019
Fed Govt to Spend $730m on North Qld Roads

The federal government will allocate $730 million to upgrade roads in north Queensland in the budget due next week.

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Mar 26 2019
New Qld coal plant moot point: Littleproud

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has repudiated his colleagues' calls for a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland, labelling it a moot point.

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Mining
Mar 5 2019
Mine Dust Victims Call for Coal Levy

Queenslander Keith Stoddart can barely lift a bucket of water after spending three decades working underground as a coal miner.

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Infrastructure
Jan 30 2019
PM Launches Qld 'Congestion-Busting' Plan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has earmarked $80 million for road and rail projects he says will cut travelling times for Queensland parents and tradies.

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Infrastructure
Jan 30 2019
Queensland Infrastructure on PM's Radar

Queenslanders can expect a raft of road and rail project announcements from Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he continues his tour of the state's southeast.

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Residential
Jan 11 2019
Home repair scam targets elderly Qlders

Two unlicensed tradies accused of ripping off elderly Queenslanders via a home maintenance scam have been nabbed for fraud, forgery and theft offences.

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Mining
27 Sep, 2018
Adani Admits to Admin Error on Mine Work

Adani has admitted to an "administrative error" after it failed to declare track clearing and exploratory drilling at it conducted earlier this year to environmental regulators.

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Mining
14 Sep, 2018
Adani Ditches Plans for New Qld Rail Line

Adani has ditched plans to build a new rail line to get coal out of Queensland's Galilee Basin, opting for a cut-price solution using existing lines.

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