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Queensland Apprentices Could Claim Millions in Back Pay
Business
Thursday February 9 2017

Queensland Apprentices Could Claim Millions in Back Pay

Unions in Queensland could be set to pursue millions of dollars’ worth of back pay claims on behalf of apprentices following a ruling that apprentices should...

Australia Needs New Training System: Construction Leader
Business
Friday February 27 2015

Australia Needs New Training System: Construction Leader

Australia’s training system is based on an outdated model and needs a fundamental overhaul, a leader in the construction sector says.

Skills Crisis for 2015 Residential Construction
Residential
Tuesday January 27 2015

Skills Crisis for 2015 Residential Construction

As we launch in to the new year, the strength of building approvals confirms the strongly positive outlook forecast in 2015.

Training Providers Fail Quality Standards
Safety
Wednesday November 12 2014

Training Providers Fail Quality Standards

As many as three out of four providers of vocational and educational training providers have given students across construction and other sectors substandard training and/or inadequate...

Australia Gains 43,544 Construction Jobs in 12 Months
Business
Tuesday June 24 2014

Australia Gains 43,544 Construction Jobs in 12 Months

The construction industry in Australia has gained more than 43,500 jobs over the past 12 months as the benefits of higher levels of home building activity...

Skills Funding Overhaul Gets Mixed Industry Response
Business
Wednesday May 14 2014

Skills Funding Overhaul Gets Mixed Industry Response

An overhaul of funding arrangements regarding skills and training in the federal budget has received a mixed response from construction and industry lobby groups, who welcome...

Queensland Waters Down Apprentice Commitment
Business
Monday January 20 2014

Queensland Waters Down Apprentice Commitment

The Queensland government has watered down requirements relating to apprentice and indigenous participation on public-sector construction projects.

NSW:Inquest Into Death Of Bullied Apprentice
Commercial
Monday December 2 2013

NSW:Inquest Into Death Of Bullied Apprentice

A teenage apprentice was set alight, feared being raped and had a chart of his mistakes publicly displayed in his workplace, an inquest into his death...

Labour Splashes Cash on Apprentices
Business
Monday September 2 2013

Labour Splashes Cash on Apprentices

As the federal election race continues, the Labour Party has delivered a key pitch to employers and apprentices in the construction industry, promising to put more...