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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports
Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...
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.
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.
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,...
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...
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.
US Congress Approves Funding for Architecture Education
The labor shortage currently plaguing the American construction industry might see relief in coming years.
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...
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.