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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.

The Gold Coast is All Grown Up
Urban Planning
Friday March 16 2018

The Gold Coast is All Grown Up

A decade ago the Gold Coast was known for meter maids, schoolies and fish and chips on the beach. A lot has changed.

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

Drop in Brisbane CBD Office Market Demand
Commercial
Friday February 2 2018

Drop in Brisbane CBD Office Market Demand

A rise in office vacancy in the Brisbane CBD has been attributed to a market in transition, with reductions in tenant demand expected to be corrected...

Queensland Needs 53,000 Social and Affordable Homes Over Ten Years
Residential
Tuesday November 21 2017

Queensland Needs 53,000 Social and Affordable Homes Over Ten Years

Queensland must build at least 53,000 new social and affordable homes over the next decade to meet the needs of vulnerable and low-income households, the state’s...

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan
Business
Thursday November 16 2017

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.

Builders Fearful About Faulty Products
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

Builders Fearful About Faulty Products

Builders are becoming fearful about trying new and innovative products amid fears about being held liable for faulty and non-conforming products, a survey of builders in...

CFMEU Tried to Force Queensland Workers to Join
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

CFMEU Tried to Force Queensland Workers to Join

The Federal Court has fined the CFMEU and two officials for trying to force workers to sign up and join the union at a central Queensland...

Australian Construction Workers in Massive Demand
Business
Friday November 10 2017

Australian Construction Workers in Massive Demand

Skilled construction professionals are in massive demand throughout Australia as record levels of building activity feed through to record levels of employment within the sector.

Business
Aug 3 2018
Time Zone Costing Investment and Jobs in Queensland

A national survey of 230 businesses by Ai Group found that an overwhelming 85% of businesses surveyed support changing Queensland's current position on daylight saving.

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Environment
Aug 3 2018
QLD:Hinchinbrook Cleanup After Effluent Spill

The Queensland government has been forced to step in and plug a hole in funding which has seen a sewerage treatment plant in the state's north...

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Residential
Jul 25 2018
Queensland Developers Ignored Warning Signs: analyst

Tumbling Brisbane apartment prices and rising investor defaults have been blamed on developers and lenders failing to heed the obvious warnings signs.

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Public
Jul 20 2018
Underwater Graveyard Plan for Gold Coast

Sleeping with the fishes may not be as sinister as it sounds if a Gold Coast plan for an underwater graveyard gets the green light.

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Environment
Jul 5 2018
Local Qld Irrigators Granted Water Control

A local irrigators group in southern Queensland will be the first in the state to manage its own water supply.

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Commercial
Jun 20 2018
Qld Govt Steps in Amid $1.2b Resort Battle

The Queensland government has stepped in to resolve a dispute over a controversial $1.2 billion resort and housing development off Gladstone.

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Mining
Jun 20 2018
Adani Groundwater Plan 'Protects Itself'

Adani's blueprint to protect groundwater in the Queensland Galilee Basin from its $16.5 billion coal mine is primarily designed to protect the company from prosecution, an...

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Business
Jun 15 2018
Queensland Budget Exposes Dire Need for Real Reform

The 2018/19 Queensland Budget falls short when it comes to long-term economic management, according to the Property Council of Australia.

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Environment
Jun 15 2018
Queensland Govt Under Fire for $1.3bn Trash Tax

The Queensland government admits households could end up being slugged with its unpopular trash tax if councils decide to double-dip.

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