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How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
Urban Planning
Tuesday March 27 2018

How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney

If the character Marty McFly from "Back to the Future" were to get in a time machine in Sydney and travel forward 40 years to 2056,...

Architects Need to Develop Marketing and Leadership Skills
Business
Wednesday March 14 2018

Architects Need to Develop Marketing and Leadership Skills

Around Australia, many architects are knowledgeable, capable and passionate about design, but many are less keen on promoting themselves and their firms or to evolve into...

Architects Falling Behind on Business Management Systems
Business
Tuesday February 27 2018

Architects Falling Behind on Business Management Systems

In any business, having the right systems is critical. Yet many architects, engineers and consultants throughout Australia lack the systems required to deliver optimum outcomes in...

Australia Has Too Many Small Design Firms
Business
Thursday January 18 2018

Australia Has Too Many Small Design Firms

Back in the 1990s, then-Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett encouraged young people in that state to follow a dream of starting their own business.

New Laws to Impact on Parties’ Right to Terminate
Business
Friday December 15 2017

New Laws to Impact on Parties’ Right to Terminate

The construction industry will soon have tighter regulations placed on the ability of parties to enforce the right of termination based on insolvency events.

Downer Shares Soar
Business
Wednesday November 29 2017

Downer Shares Soar

Shares in Downer EDI have soared following an upgrade to the engineering group's full-year profit guidance after it found larger-than-expected cost savings following its Spotless purchase.

Fletcher Outlines Problems, Names CEO
Business
Saturday October 28 2017

Fletcher Outlines Problems, Names CEO

Fletcher Building has taken a further $125 million provision against problematic construction contracts, including Auckland's international convention centre and the Justice Precinct in Christchurch, and says...

Signs Australian Economy Regaining Momentum
Business
Wednesday September 6 2017

Signs Australian Economy Regaining Momentum

The Turnbull government will be hoping official growth figures can get the focus back on to the economy after weeks of distraction from parliament's citizenship fiasco...

Architecture Billings Index Growth Remains Positive
Business
Tuesday August 29 2017

Architecture Billings Index Growth Remains Positive

For the sixth consecutive month, architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services, as reflected in the July Architecture Billings Index (ABI).

Business
Sep 10 2018
Investa Sets Date to Decide on Takeover

Investa Office Fund has set next Monday as the date for its shareholders to vote on Blackstone Group's sweetened $3.3 billion takeover bid.

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Business
Aug 3 2018
ATO Swoops on Vic Homes, Businesses

Homes and businesses across Victoria have been raided on suspicion of tax "mischief".

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Infrastructure
Jun 15 2018
APA Group a $13bn Chinese Takeover Target

Shares in energy infrastructure giant APA Group have soared following a $13 billion takeover proposal from a Chinese consortium led by CK Infrastructure Holdings.

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Business
Feb 22 2018
Qld Govt Contracts not Disclosed Properly

Queensland government departments are failing to meet benchmarks for openness and accountability over the disclosure of government contracts, according to the latest Auditor-General's report.

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Business
Feb 8 2018
CIMIC Soars on Dividend Lift, New Forecast

CIMIC's shares have jumped after the construction giant raised its dividend by 13 cents on the back of a 21 per cent lift in full-year profit...

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Business
Feb 7 2018
Downer Flags $77m Goodwill Impairment Hit

Downer EDI has flagged a goodwill impairment charge of $77 million on its mining operations after failing to renew two material contracts and delays in securing...

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Business
Feb 2 2018
Stantec Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Occam Engineers

Global design firm Stantec is strengthening its water, transportation, and public works service in the Southwestern United States with the planned acquisition of New Mexico-based consulting...

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Mining
Jan 19 2018
BHP Boosts Copper and Coal Output

BHP Billiton has maintained its full-year production guidance for most commodities including iron ore after reporting a first-half boost in production of copper and energy coal.

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Mining
Jan 18 2018
South32 Ups FY Outlook

Diversified miner South32 has boosted its expectations for South Africa manganese production and maintained full-year guidance for all other products after a solid first-half performance.

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