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!!!
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
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?
“Wood is the only building material that helps tackle climate change.”
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
Strong population growth and a thriving economy are driving a pipeline of construction projects across all market sectors in New Zealand.
Construction Sector Can Help Solve Australia’s Enterpreneurship Crisis
Australia is in the midst of an entrepreneurial crisis.
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
After sharp falls in 2018/19, employment levels throughout Australia’s construction sector are set to stabilise, the latest forecast suggests.
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.
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...
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"...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...