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CEDA Report Critical of 457 Visas
Business
Monday November 14 2016

CEDA Report Critical of 457 Visas

The 457 visa temporary migration program was singled out for being poorly regulated and allowing employers to import and exploit large pools of unskilled workers, with...

Queensland Tradies want Heat Stress Policy
Safety
Tuesday March 29 2016

Queensland Tradies want Heat Stress Policy

Workers want a Queensland union to investigate a heat stress policy when the temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius.

Construction Industry Defies Unemployment Drop
Business
Tuesday October 20 2015

Construction Industry Defies Unemployment Drop

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Jobs data showed a loss of 5,000 jobs in the Australian economy in September yet despite this the unemployment rate remained...

Queensland looks to Combat Construction Suicides
Safety
Friday September 11 2015

Queensland looks to Combat Construction Suicides

Every two days, one Australian construction worker takes their own life.

Tragedy Highlights Potential for More Construction Suicides
Business
Thursday August 13 2015

Tragedy Highlights Potential for More Construction Suicides

The recent suicide of the boss of a Perth-based ceilings contractor has shone a light on the underlying stresses which are being placed upon many within...

Three Victoria Men Charged over Training Fraud
Business
Thursday August 6 2015

Three Victoria Men Charged over Training Fraud

Three men have been charged over a major fraud scheme believed to have taken millions from individuals and government agencies.

Police Officer Recalls CFMEU Intimidation
Business
Wednesday July 29 2015

Police Officer Recalls CFMEU Intimidation

A police officer says he was intimidated by a union organiser after being called to a Canberra worksite where the CFMEU was stopping a concrete pour.

Construction Workers Forced to Call Police on Aggressive Union
Business
Thursday July 23 2015

Construction Workers Forced to Call Police on Aggressive Union

Construction workers have accused union officials of being so aggressive on their Canberra site they called the police to remove them.

Coercive Powers will Continue to Govern Construction
Business
Tuesday May 12 2015

Coercive Powers will Continue to Govern Construction

Coercive powers that force builders and construction workers to give evidence about workplace misconduct will continue.