Wastewater Testing to Make Smarter, Healthier Cities
In the hunt for “Big Data” that will underpin smarter cities, the next new discoveries may be found in an unexpected place – our sewers.
Australia’s Shadow Construction Industry
John Howard’s GST has helped Australia’s construction economy to be ready for the next phase of its modernisation.
Should Workers Testing Positive for Drugs be Sacked?
On January 25th this year, Shayne Clayton was involved in a forklift incident at a Coles distribution centre where he worked as a forklift driver.
VIC:Real Estate Drug Grower Faces Life in Jail
A Melbourne real estate agent is facing life in jail after he admitted turning rental properties into cannabis growing houses as part of a large commercial...
Is Mandatory Drug Testing the Way to Go?
Whilst issues associated with drugs and alcohol on building sites have been acknowledged for some time, media reports suggesting that as many as one in five...
How Can We Stop Ice Use on Construction Sites?
Roughly a year ago, reports of crystal methamphetamine flowing like tap water at midweek parties which workers at Thiess’ Wonthaggi Desalination Plant construction project were encouraged...
Drug and Alcohol Proposal Focuses on Assisting Those with Problems
There is no doubt that the recent announcement by the CFMEU of its intention to introduce a new proposal for an impairment policy that for the...
Are Chaplains the Next Big Thing on Construction Sites?
With long hours, pressure to meet deadlines, a lack of job security and possibly significant amounts of time away from family, a construction sector workplace can...
Calls to Implement Construction Site Testing For Drug and Alcohol
The CFMEU and Victorian Labor have reversed their opposition to mandatory drug testing on construction sites after growing problems with the drug ice.
Fed Dept Unaware of Subcontractor Issues
Senior officials involved in the upgrade of Parliament House's security doors had no idea about allegations a subcontractor was using drugs, a federal inquiry has heard.