Red Tape is Killing Small Construction Businesses
More than half of all tradespeople and small construction business owners throughout Australia are being forced to sacrifice sleep to meet reporting and administrative requirements, the...
Tradies in Top Demand as Job Ads Boom
Strong growth in demand for trades and services are driving robust conditions in Australia’s job market, the latest report has found.
Australia Faces Housing Trade Skills Shortage
As the home building boom rolls on, a shortage of skilled tradespeople has emerged across significant parts of the residential construction industry in Australia.
Watersun Constructions Down the Gutter, and Tradies Suffer
The second collapse of the commercial arm of Watersun, which entered administration on April 28, 2017, was once again devastating to its subcontractors who have lost...
Queensland Apprentices Could Claim Millions in Back Pay
Unions in Queensland could be set to pursue millions of dollars’ worth of back pay claims on behalf of apprentices following a ruling that apprentices should...
Construction Professionals in Demand for Now
Health & safety professionals, machinery operators and contracts managers are in demand as red hot conditions in the apartment building market drive demand for tradespeople and...
Trade Opportunities Shift to Home Renovations
Australia’s home renovations market has emerged as a critical area of opportunity for residential tradespeople amid expectations of a pullback in new home building activity, according...
Youth Construction Employment: It Takes Three to Tango
The April Australian Employment Data showed the national unemployment remained steady at 5.7 per cent. Despite this downward trend in the last few months, however, the...
How Can the ACT’s Building Regulation Mess be Fixed?
Back in 2010, widespread problems surrounding defects in apartments throughout Canberra were exposed as an ABC report documented major water leaks, falling render and cracking in...
Tenth Charged in Sydney Fake Tradie Scam
A tenth person has been charged after an alleged fraud syndicate handed out bogus qualifications to wannabe tradesmen during Sydney's property market boom.
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...
Tradie Loses Foot After Vic Job Accident
A tradie has lost his foot after a workplace accident at an apartment building in Melbourne's west.
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...
Home repair scam targets elderly Qlders
Two unlicensed tradies accused of ripping off elderly Queenslanders via a home maintenance scam have been nabbed for fraud, forgery and theft offences.