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NSW Electricans Sail Through Licence Tests
Residential
Tuesday April 30 2019

NSW Electricans Sail Through Licence Tests

Electricians throughout the residential building sector in New South Wales have largely sailed through checks to ensure that they have valid licences, indicating a high level...

Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy
Business
Tuesday May 1 2018

Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy

The rap sheet against Matthew Rixon was damning.

Australia Needs Mandatory Registration for Engineers
Australia
Sunday January 14 2018

Australia Needs Mandatory Registration for Engineers

When construction of Melbourne’s iconic West Gate Bridge across the Yarra River commenced in 1968, it was to be the then Bolte state government’s crowning glory.

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation

At the start of the official inquiry into the London Grenfell building fire, a minute's silence was observed to honour those who had lost their lives.

Collateral Building Damage
Business
Wednesday April 5 2017

Collateral Building Damage

Our diminishing take up rate of trade apprenticeships and pending future skill shortages has been a hot topic in media reports of late. However, this in...

NSW Government Ignores Good Advice on Building Reform
Residential
Thursday March 23 2017

NSW Government Ignores Good Advice on Building Reform

Amendments to the NSW Home Building Act that impact upon the way its Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) scheme operates were supposedly informed from submissions made...

Training and the Law of Unintended Consequences
Business
Thursday November 24 2016

Training and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Most people will be familiar with the law of unintended consequences. It occurs when a planned strategy or initiative fails to achieve the particular objectives for...

The VBA’s Internal Review Process
Business
Friday October 21 2016

The VBA’s Internal Review Process

From 1 September 2016, the Building Practitioners Board was abolished and its powers and functions have now been absolved by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

Does Our VET Sector Come from the Shallow End of the Pool?
Business
Wednesday March 16 2016

Does Our VET Sector Come from the Shallow End of the Pool?

The governing body for world swimming requires that an Olympic-sized pool have eight lanes and be exactly 50 metres in length, but they also recognise pools...