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Senate to Investigate Building Code in Wake of Cladding Fires
Safety
Tuesday June 20 2017

Senate to Investigate Building Code in Wake of Cladding Fires

Australian building regulations will be examined by a Senate committee after the deadly London residential tower fire.

Senate Action on Dodgy Building Products Back On
Safety
Thursday November 10 2016

Senate Action on Dodgy Building Products Back On

An inquiry into building products which do not conform to local standards is back on with a new and expanded terms of reference as a string...

PM Doesn’t Have the Numbers: ABCC
Business
Monday November 7 2016

PM Doesn’t Have the Numbers: ABCC

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won't put his government's election-triggering industrial relations bills before the Senate until he's confident he has the numbers.

ABCC Bill No Longer on Senate’s Agenda
Business
Thursday November 3 2016

ABCC Bill No Longer on Senate’s Agenda

With the fate of two crucial crossbench seats in doubt, the federal government has left its legislation to restore the building watchdog off next week's Senate...

Was Bob Day’s legitimately Elected?
Business
Wednesday November 2 2016

Was Bob Day’s legitimately Elected?

The federal government could have major problems getting its legislation passed in the Senate amid revelations Family First senator Bob Day may have been invalidly elected.

July 2 Election Likely after ABCC Defeat
Business
Tuesday April 19 2016

July 2 Election Likely after ABCC Defeat

Australians could be going to the polls on July 2 after the Senate shot down the federal government's attempt to restore the building industry watchdog.

Building Watchdog in Senate Spotlight
Business
Friday March 4 2016

Building Watchdog in Senate Spotlight

Unions will argue nothing has changed since parliament last knocked back federal government plans to restore a building industry watchdog when they appear before a Senate...

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.

Crossbenchers Gut Fair Work Changes
Business
Wednesday October 14 2015

Crossbenchers Gut Fair Work Changes

Senate crossbenchers have gutted government legislation to overhaul workplace relations laws that limit union bargaining timeframes for large construction projects.

Environment
Feb 8 2018
Senate to Sink Murray-Darling Plan

Labor and the Greens will team up to sink the federal government's proposed changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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