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Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
Business
Monday September 10 2018

Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients

For a contract to design a public facility worth $320,000, one architectural firm reports spending $9,000 simply to prepare their bid.

Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform
Infrastructure
Thursday August 9 2018

Australia Lagging on Infrastructure Reform

When you are handed a to-do list which is 78 items long, you are going to be busy.

Record Land Releases Creating Huge Greenfield Opportunities
Zoning
Thursday July 5 2018

Record Land Releases Creating Huge Greenfield Opportunities

Drive along the old Princes Highway toward Pakenham in Melbourne’s south-east and ‘Land for Sale’ signs dot the landscape.

State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
Business
Wednesday June 20 2018

State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up

As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?
Green
Friday June 15 2018

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?

Back in 2007, Australia had a broad consensus about dealing with climate change and establishing an emissions trading scheme and carbon price. Fast forward several years...

Calls for Migrant Cap as Australia’s Population Booms
Urban Planning
Tuesday March 13 2018

Calls for Migrant Cap as Australia’s Population Booms

The NSW opposition leader has called for a cap on Australia's migrant intake as Sydney and Melbourne reach infrastructure breaking point.

Pork Barrelling Makes a Pig’s Ear of Infrastructure Decisions
Infrastructure
Tuesday March 13 2018

Pork Barrelling Makes a Pig’s Ear of Infrastructure Decisions

Australians are all too familiar with the election time frenzy of vote-buying. Pork barrelling costs Australia dear in monetary terms, but it’s also wrecking our future...

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance

Builders Warranty Insurance (BWI) and its many name changes over the past 15 years remains exactly the same product that CHOICE describe as the worst insurance...

Rudd Denies Ignoring Home Insulation Safety Risks
Business
Thursday February 1 2018

Rudd Denies Ignoring Home Insulation Safety Risks

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hit out at claims which he says suggest that he ignored safety warnings about the former home insulation scheme.

Business
Sep 27 2018
Bill to Get Tougher on Unions Suffers Blow

A push to make it easier to deregister unions and disqualify officials has suffered a blow, with a key crossbench senator signalling he won't support it.

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Business
Sep 12 2018
Employers Urge Senators to Back Union Bill

A major employer body is ramping up pressure on crossbench senators to pass draft laws making it easier to disqualify rogue unions and their officials.

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Business
Aug 22 2018
WA:Corrupt WA Bureaucrats Chased for Payback

Three corrupt former senior West Australian public servants will be "pursued to the end" to repay bribes they received and more than $600,000 in redundancy payouts,...

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Energy
Aug 21 2018
NSW Energy Savings Cop Climate Criticism

Environmentalists have warned the NSW government's plan to cut power bills for families and businesses won't help in the long term as it fails to reduce...

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Energy
Aug 9 2018
Energy Minister Rejects Victorian Demands

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has torpedoed a list of demands from Victoria that could have secured the state's support for the Turnbull government's energy policy.

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Business
Aug 8 2018
US Congress Approves Funding for Architecture Education

The labor shortage currently plaguing the American construction industry might see relief in coming years.

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Commercial
Aug 8 2018
Govt Accused of Inflating Stadium Figures

A key claim supporting the NSW government's business case for a new western Sydney stadium was never agreed to by the NRL, a parliamentary inquiry has...

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Business
Aug 8 2018
Public Service Chief Lloyd Attacks Unions

One of Australia's top bureaucrats has fired a parting shot at unions, warning Labor's plan to abolish the construction watchdog would be seriously retrograde.

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Infrastructure
Jun 20 2018
New $3bn Fast Train for Sydney's West

A $3 billion high-speed underground rail line connecting Sydney's CBD to Parramatta is set to be the centrepiece of the NSW government budget.

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