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Friday October 19, 2018

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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.

Mining
Sep 27 2018
Adani Admits to Admin Error on Mine Work

Adani has admitted to an "administrative error" after it failed to declare track clearing and exploratory drilling at it conducted earlier this year to environmental regulators.

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Mining
Sep 14 2018
Adani Ditches Plans for New Qld Rail Line

Adani has ditched plans to build a new rail line to get coal out of Queensland's Galilee Basin, opting for a cut-price solution using existing lines.

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Commercial
Sep 14 2018
Post-Games Legacy Alive on Gold Coast

Six months after the Commonwealth Games left town, the Gold Coast's sports venues are booked solid.

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Energy
Sep 12 2018
Palaszczuk Rejects Palmer's Power Station

Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland doesn't need Clive Palmer's proposed new coal-fired power station.

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Energy
Sep 10 2018
Palmer Promises Qld New Coal Power Station

Clive Palmer says he will back up his plans to mine Queensland's Galilee Basin with a new $1.54 billion coal-fired power station.

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Safety
Sep 6 2018
Qld Company Fined $405k for Worker Deaths

Loved ones of a construction worker crushed to death by a concrete slab at Brisbane's Eagle Farm Racecourse believe a company's $405,000 fine for its role...

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Environment
Sep 6 2018
Qld Pursuing Adani for Alleged Breaches

The Queensland government is taking legal action against Indian mining giant Adani for allegedly releasing sediment water eight times over the allowed limit into the Great...

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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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