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Overhaul of ACT Construction Industry Delayed Until 2020

The planning directorate for the ACT recently said the planned overhaul of the ACT construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be completed until 2020. In 2016, the planning minister Mick

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Company’s $22k Fine Over Apprentice’s Serious Injury

A company in Western Australia was fined $22,000 over a fall incident that happened in 2017. The incident involved an apprentice who fell 6 metres from a trestle scaffold and sustained serious injuries. He was a part of a team

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Harsher Penalties for Workplace Health and Safety Offenders in WA

Western Australia has introduced tougher penalties for workplace health and safety offenders, which are more in line with the national Work Health and Safety Act. Under new laws the maximum term of imprisonment has increased from 2 years to 5

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Man Hospitalised after Falling from Roof in Queensland

A sixty-something year old man has been airlifted to Princess Alexandra hospital after falling from a roof in Queensland’s South East. The man was airlifted to hospital via Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, after the fall at the Somerset

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Melbourne Construction’s Record Highs due to Billions in Permits Issued

A record $38 billion in building works have been approved across the state of Victoria, good news for the state’s construction industry. According to the figures released by the Victorian Building Authority, the number of building permits increased to 114,800

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CFMEU and its Canberra Head Face Charges

The CFMEU and its Canberra head are facing criminal charges laid by the competition watchdog for alleged cartel conduct. The charges bring the prospect of jail and millions in fines. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday say the

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Incentives to Lure Young People to Construction Trades

Attracting young people to the construction trades has become a challenge but there are incentives that are helping. One such incentive is the Construction Training Fund (CTF) in Western Australia. The construction industry is the state’s largest and the CTF

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The Construction Industry is on a Hiring Spree

Australia’s construction industry has had a strong start to the year with improvements recorded across sectors including apartment construction. According to the Australia Industry Group (Ai Group) Performance of Construction Index (PCI), activity rose 1.5 points in January. Currently the

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Help for Construction workers over the Holidays.

Construction workers can become stressed and suffer injuries in the lead-up to the Christmas holidays for a number reasons. This time of the year is usually associated strains and an increase in workplace injuries. As workers rush to complete the

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Tradespeople Benefit from Construction Boom

The Tradie Price Index, a list compiled by ServiceSeeking.com.au which ranks tradies pay in Australia indicates that the boom in residential construction on Australia’s east coast has led to the hourly rates of tradies soaring. In fact some tradies saw

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