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Is Housing Advocacy Leading Government Astray?
Business
Thursday February 18 2016

Is Housing Advocacy Leading Government Astray?

Politicians are right to appear to be sceptical when they receive unsolicited advice, but some of the advocacy that comes their way is hard to avoid.

Insolvency and the Senate References Committee Report
Business
Wednesday February 17 2016

Insolvency and the Senate References Committee Report

In December last year, the federal government released a report on insolvency in the Australian construction industry.

Shaking Up the Sustainability Status Quo
Green
Tuesday February 16 2016

Shaking Up the Sustainability Status Quo

Sustainable living isn't just about making upgrades to the built form. It requires a fundamental shift in the way we think and live.

Vic Premier Refuses to Return $1.5b for East West Link
Civil
Thursday May 14 2015

Vic Premier Refuses to Return $1.5b for East West Link

The Victorian government is refusing to return $1.5 billion in federal infrastructure funding and has an unexpected ally in its corner - the state opposition.

Senator Abetz Set to Drive ABCC Bill into the Wall
Business
Wednesday March 25 2015

Senator Abetz Set to Drive ABCC Bill into the Wall

The next two weeks in the Senate will have a profound effect on Australia’s construction industry no matter what happens.

NSW Govt Pledges $148m on School Upgrades
Public
Thursday February 26 2015

NSW Govt Pledges $148m on School Upgrades

The NSW government will spend almost $150 million to upgrade high schools across the state if re-elected at the March election.

Melbourne Southbank Visionary Evan Walker Dies
Urban Planning
Wednesday February 18 2015

Melbourne Southbank Visionary Evan Walker Dies

Evan Walker, an architect and planning minister who helped shape Melbourne as the world's most liveable city, has died.

Federal Govt Pays $330,000 to Fitout Media Briefing Room
Commercial
Wednesday July 30 2014

Federal Govt Pays $330,000 to Fitout Media Briefing Room

Taxpayers have forked out close to $330,000, including $800 for a doorknob, for a border protection media briefing room that hasn't been used since its completion...

Watchdog Admits to Filming Union Protests
Business
Wednesday June 4 2014

Watchdog Admits to Filming Union Protests

The national construction industry watchdog has denied covertly spying on protesters at work site rallies, but admits it does openly snap pictures and film people at...