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Tuesday June 18, 2019

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Queensland Wants Subbies to Dob in Fraudulent Builders
Business
Friday April 26 2019

Queensland Wants Subbies to Dob in Fraudulent Builders

The Queensland Government is seeking submissions on allegations of fraudulent behaviour which relates to non-payment of sub-contractors in the state’s building and construction industry.

Driving BIM Adoption Throughout Construction
Technology
Friday August 31 2018

Driving BIM Adoption Throughout Construction

In the 1987 classic comedy Beverly Hills Cop 2, detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) assumes temporary occupation and enjoyment of a multi-million dollar Beverly Hills mansion...

Subcontractors Want Action on $90 Million Loss
Business
Tuesday November 28 2017

Subcontractors Want Action on $90 Million Loss

Subcontractors have called for action amid growing evidence of questionable conduct over a corporate collapse which saw 1,600 small businesses lose $90 million and 140 workers...

Queensland Introduces Building Industry ‘Fairness’ for Subcontractors
Business
Tuesday September 5 2017

Queensland Introduces Building Industry ‘Fairness’ for Subcontractors

Queensland has ushered in a new era of ‘fairness’ in the building sector as the government in that state introduces legislation designed to improve protection for...

The Sleepwalking States: Why is Security of Payment Going Ignored?
Business
Tuesday September 5 2017

The Sleepwalking States: Why is Security of Payment Going Ignored?

What is happening in Tasmania, South Australia, and the ACT?

What Subcontractors and Suppliers Need to Know About Head Contractor Insolvencies
Business
Thursday August 24 2017

What Subcontractors and Suppliers Need to Know About Head Contractor Insolvencies

When Ewan McArthur won a job worth more than $100,000 on a state government project for demolition and asbestos removal work as part of an upgrade...

SA Government Moves to Stop Subcontractor Bullying
Business
Tuesday July 11 2017

SA Government Moves to Stop Subcontractor Bullying

Principals or head contractors in South Australia who attempts to threaten or intimidate subcontractors who are seeking payment for work could be jailed under proposed new...

Australia’s Large Builders Hoard Cash Owed to Suppliers
Business
Tuesday June 6 2017

Australia’s Large Builders Hoard Cash Owed to Suppliers

Large builders throughout Australia are hoarding cash owed to suppliers and subcontractors and are using muscle to pay invoices later than their smaller counterparts, according to...

Critical Things to Know About Security of Payment
Business
Wednesday May 31 2017

Critical Things to Know About Security of Payment

Amid ongoing controversy surrounding insolvency levels within the building sector, ways in which security of payment (SOP) legislation could be reformed to facilitate freer cash flow...

Safety
Apr 8 2019
Fed Dept Unaware of Subcontractor Issues

Senior officials involved in the upgrade of Parliament House's security doors had no idea about allegations a subcontractor was using drugs, a federal inquiry has heard.

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Business
Apr 5 2019
Shorten Launches Appeal to Tradies and Apprentices

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has appealed to tradespeople and apprentices, saying an elected Labour Government would boost apprenticeships, create more training opportunities on public sector construction...

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Business
Mar 21 2019
Subbies to Lose $170 Million on Engineering Firm Collapse

Subcontractors and suppliers will not be paid any of the $170 million they are owed as a result of a major engineering firm collapse, the firm’s...

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Business
Feb 27 2019
Labor Vows Safer Tradie Pay for Govt Works

Tradies working on big federal government-funded construction projects would be guaranteed to get paid even when dodgy businesses involved in the project go bust, the Labor...

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Business
20 Jul, 2018
ABCC Launches Campaign to Help Secure Subcontractors’ Payments

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner Stephen McBurney today launched a national campaign aimed at security of payments for subcontractors in the building and construction sector.

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