Labor Fails Construction Scorecard
Bill Shorten and the Australian Labor Party have failed a building industry scorecard for federal election policies.
Building Jobs Cut as Values Fall: Survey
Construction jobs dwindled in April as house building activity contracted for the ninth month in a row, according to an industry survey.
Building Cop Goes After CFMEU on Perth Airport Rail Link
Australia’s biggest construction union is facing legal action after the nation’s building industry watchdog filed charges over allegations of illegal industrial action at various sites associated...
Engineering Firms Need Strong Knowledge Retention Strategies
In any firm, the loss of key staff is disruptive.
Construction Workers Must Avoid Body Stressing Injury
From using a wheelbarrow and shovel to lifting and carrying heavy objects to extensive use of tools, few workplaces test out your body like building sites.
Architecture Firms Must Look After Employee Mental Health
“I was waiting for an email response from the guy..."
Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to...
Technology Helps Drive Worker Safety on Construction Sites
Back on February 28 last year, a 30-year-old rigger with a young family was helping a crane driver to move a heavy steel beam at around...
Changing Spaces: Key Trends Reshaping Flexible Workspace in 2018
A new survey has found flexible workspace is increasingly becoming the new norm among office occupiers across the Asia-Pacific region.
Call to Jail NSW Bosses for Worker Deaths
"Kill a worker, go to jail" is the simple change sought by the parents of an 18-year-old apprentice crushed to death by scaffolding on a Sydney...
Vic Crane Crash Victims Ran for Lives
The company whose crane crushed a Melbourne house, forcing three occupants to flee, says it's "devastated" by the incident.
CFMMEU Fined $1.5m over Sydney Strike
The construction union has been fined $1.5 million and its senior officials another $190,000 over unlawful strikes at the Barangaroo South site in Sydney.
Sydney Scaffolding Victim Just Turned 18
The death of an 18-year-old apprentice who was killed in a catastrophic accident at a Sydney construction site has been described as shocking and heartbreaking by...
UN Fails to Find Against Construction Cop
The United Nations' labour agency has not recommended changes to the coalition government's building industry watchdog after unions raised concerns about the controversial body.
Labour Hire Scheme Takes Hold in Vic
Dodgy labour hire providers will be ousted from Victoria as the state's first ever licensing scheme kicks off in April.
Building Watchdog Defends Costly Cupboard
The controversial construction industry watchdog has defended spending more than $6000 of taxpayers' money on a lockable coat cupboard and shelving for its boss's office.
Architects Must Overcome Engineering Detail Challenge
For many architects in Australia, a core part of their roles involves the ability to think, dream and create.