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Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse
Business
Friday June 8 2018

Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse

The safety of a wall that collapsed and killed three people in Melbourne six years ago was the responsibility of site owner Grocon, a coroner says.

Victoria Builder Suing CBA over ‘Ponzi Scheme’
Business
Wednesday June 6 2018

Victoria Builder Suing CBA over ‘Ponzi Scheme’

A Melbourne property developer is suing the Commonwealth Bank for millions of dollars over a "Ponzi scheme" he says was carried out by accountants living luxury...

NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
Residential
Friday February 23 2018

NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems

Few issues force politicians to act on dodgy building practices more than reports of 85 percent of new apartments being riddled with defects.

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Buildings
Thursday February 1 2018

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change

Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...

Builders Must Fight for Affordable Housing
Residential
Wednesday January 31 2018

Builders Must Fight for Affordable Housing

In 2015, a study by international housing charity Habitat for Humanity revealed that a whopping 1.6 billion people worldwide did not have adequate housing and that...

Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average
Residential
Tuesday January 30 2018

Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average

A new report by Statistics Canada suggests residential construction numbers in Saskatchewan are lagging behind the rest of the country.

‘Dodgy’ NSW Builder Charged a Second Time
Business
Tuesday November 7 2017

‘Dodgy’ NSW Builder Charged a Second Time

A Sydney builder with a history of carrying out unlicensed contracting, demanding excessive deposits and failing to finish work or provide customers with insurance certificates, has...

Licence Restriction Placed on Commonwealth Games Builder
Commercial
Wednesday September 13 2017

Licence Restriction Placed on Commonwealth Games Builder

Queensland's construction watchdog has slapped a restriction onto the building licence of a key contractor for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death
Safety
Thursday September 7 2017

Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death

A Melbourne building company and its director have been fined $880,000 after an apprentice fell to his death at a construction site.

Safety
Sep 18 2018
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping

Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...

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Residential
Jun 8 2018
Convicted Tradie Targets NSW Home Owners

NSW consumers are being warned not to deal with a dodgy tradie who may be "up to his old tricks", says the state's Minister for...

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Business
Jun 8 2018
Victoria Developer Settles Lawsuit with CBA

A Melbourne property developer has settled a lawsuit with the Commonwealth Bank over a scam he says was masterminded by fraud accountants.

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Business
Mar 15 2018
Call for Blitz on Unlicensed Builders

Master Builders SA is calling for a government blitz after yet another unlicensed builder was fined in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.

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Residential
Mar 7 2018
Builders Fear Super-union's Economic Power

Builders warn a new super-union featuring the CFMEU and dock workers will have the power to hold Australia's supply chains to ransom.

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Business
Feb 23 2018
Another WA Builder Calls Trading Halt

Another West Australian building company has suspended trading and operations due to financial viability problems a fortnight after one of the state's biggest builders, Cooper &...

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