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Workplace Regulator Has Sham Contracting in its Sites
Business
Tuesday June 25 2019

Workplace Regulator Has Sham Contracting in its Sites

Australia’s regulator for workplace relations has set its sights on sham contracting, singling out the practice as a priority area in 2019/20.

Dilapidation Reports: Not Important Until They Are!!!
Residential
Friday June 21 2019

Dilapidation Reports: Not Important Until They Are!!!

The requirement by Local and Government authorities for Dilapidation Reports to be carried out before construction, and civil work commencement is becoming more of a standard...

Regulator Sets Sites on Sham Contracting
Business
Monday June 17 2019

Regulator Sets Sites on Sham Contracting

Australia’s regulator for workplace relations has set its sights on sham contracting, singling out the practice as a priority area for the regulator in 2019/20.

Is Timber the Answer to Green Building?
Green
Wednesday June 12 2019

Is Timber the Answer to Green Building?

“Wood is the only building material that helps tackle climate change.”

Construction Falls at Steepest Rate in Six Years
Business
Tuesday June 11 2019

Construction Falls at Steepest Rate in Six Years

Conditions throughout Australia’s construction sector continue to worsen, with the latest data indicating that the building environment in May deteriorated at its fastest pace in six...

New Zealand: Few Barriers, Many Opportunities
Business
Thursday June 6 2019

New Zealand: Few Barriers, Many Opportunities

Strong population growth and a thriving economy are driving a pipeline of construction projects across all market sectors in New Zealand.

Cladding Calamity
Business
Thursday May 30 2019

Cladding Calamity

The devastation being inflicted on innocent persons in Australia relating to the cladding issue is nothing short of a devastating blow to apartment home owners and...

Infrastructure Boom Will Stabilise Construction Employment
Construction
Thursday May 30 2019

Infrastructure Boom Will Stabilise Construction Employment

After sharp falls in 2018/19, employment levels throughout Australia’s construction sector are set to stabilise, the latest forecast suggests.

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Fine after worker sacked over union fees

A painting contractor will have to pay more than $15,000 in fines for sacking a worker who wasn't up to date with his union fees.

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Mascot Towers 'Moving in Downward Motion'

Residents and owners of units in Sydney's troubled Mascot Towers are being assured the building is not sinking, even though an engineer found part of it...

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Residential
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NSW Govt to Help Mascot Tower Homeless

Residents forced to flee their homes in Sydney's Mascot Towers will no longer have to bankroll their temporary accommodation with the NSW government announcing a "one-off"...

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Business
Jun 20 2019
Albanese Gets more Labor support on Setka

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has secured cross-faction support for his bid to oust rogue union boss John Setka.

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Safety
Jun 18 2019
Construction Union Digs in Behind Setka

The construction union's Victorian branch is calling on its national office to unconditionally support John Setka, as his stoush ramps up with federal Labor.

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Residential
Jun 18 2019
Cracked Syd Unit Residents Seek Answers

Evacuated residents of a cracked Sydney apartment building are hoping to get some answers from authorities as they grapple with the uncertainty of temporary accommodation and...

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Residential
Jun 17 2019
Qld Govt May Close Cladding Loopholes

Queensland may ban provisions allowing combustible cladding on high-rise buildings, with concerns the global insurance fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster could affect the state's construction...

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Business
Jun 17 2019
Setka under pressure from major unions

Construction union boss John Setka faces growing pressure to resign with Australia's three largest unions backing calls for him to exit his job for the good...

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Safety
May 8 2019
Call to Jail NSW Bosses for Worker Deaths

"Kill a worker, go to jail" is the simple change sought by the parents of an 18-year-old apprentice crushed to death by scaffolding on a Sydney...

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