Tradies at Risk of Cancer from Silica Dust
More than half a million Australians are at risk of getting cancer from silica dust and they might not even realise it.
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.
Australia’s Labour Hire Industry Faces Challenges
Australia’s labour hire industry fulfills a crucial need in the marketplace, linking willing workers with firms that need them. According to the the Australian Bureau of Statistics,...
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...
NT Government Backflips on Tradie Scheme
The Northern Territory government has reinstated a popular tradies scheme in a stunning policy backflip after months of rejecting the need for it.
WA Govt Says New Code will Help Subbies
Large construction companies that don't pay subcontractors will be banned from applying for government work, under beefed-up laws in WA.
Charges Laid Over Tradie Deaths at Qld Racecourse
Two construction workers rode on the back of a falling concrete slab, only to be crushed to death by a second slab at a Brisbane racecourse,...
ACCC Warns Big End of Town to Pay Subbies
The competition watchdog, ACCC, has put those in the big end of town on notice that it will take them to court if they refuse to...
Payment Relief for Contractors Coming
A bill has been introduced in the Senate that would ensure contractors and sub-contractors on federal construction projects are paid promptly.
Convicted Tradie Targets NSW Home Owners
NSW consumers are being warned not to deal with a dodgy tradie who may be "up to his old tricks", says the state's Minister for...
Homeowners Should Ask More Questions
A recent report published by TrustedPros, a nation-wide contractor review website, states that 70 per cent of surveyed Canadian contractors do not think homeowners do enough...
Alberta Challenges Saskatchewan Licence Plate Ban
Alberta is taking legal action against Saskatchewan’s licence plate ban, calling it a slam-dunk case over a small-minded policy.