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Victorian Construction Helps State Retain Economic Top Spot

The strong construction industry in Victoria has helped the state retain it’s top economic spot over NSW for the second quarter in a row. The state is also experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in a decade. Victoria has once again

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Man Struck by Falling Tree Branch on Work Site

A man in his 40s has been injured by a falling tree branch at a workplace in South East Queensland. The man was flown to hospital, after being struck by the branch, for treatment of chest and shoulder injuries. The

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Shedding Light on Asbestos Issues

Asbestos Awareness Week may have come and gone (19-25 November) but the message to focus on the dangers associated with asbestos lives on. Speaking during the campaign, Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace said Asbestos Awareness Week was a chance

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New Research Finds FIFO Workers at Risk of Psychological Stress

A new report has found that fly-in,fly-out (FIFO) workers experience high levels of psychological distress compared to non-FIFO workers. FIFO workers experience higher levels of distress, 33 per cent whereas only 17 per cent of non-FIFO workers experience psychological distress.

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Worker’s Death Leads to Fine for Sydney Plumbers

A Sydney plumbing business has been issued with a $75,000 fine after one of it’s workers fell through a warehouse roof in January 2016 and died. The employee, a 61 year old man was replacing asbestos roof sheeting and installing

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Labourer Dies After Falling from Ladder on Residential Site

A labourer at a residential site in Bendigo has died after falling from a ladder. The 21 year old man was working on a ladder which was placed against the outside of a single storey property in Kennington, a Bendigo

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Home Owners Blamed WestConnex Construction for Cracked Walls

Following complaints that the WestConnex project in Sydney was causing physical and mental ailments in residents, a resident has blamed the project for a gaping crack in the wall of his home. The man said he heard the loud splitting

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WorkSafe Victoria Reminds Workplaces to Remember Safety at This Time of Year

Although this may be the “most wonderful time of the year”, for workers it can be a nightmare, especially if safety begins to take a back seat to festive cheer. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to both workers and

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Construction Firm Fined for Painters Fall

A New Zealand construction company has been fined after a painter was injured in the company’s workplace. The painter was a contractor who was completing work at the company’s premises when he was given incorrectly installed mobile scaffolding to work

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ACT Construction Groups Call for End to Rogue Contractors

Construction industry groups including Master Builders Association’s ACT Branch have called for a complete overhaul of the ACT’s contractor licensing regime. Industry groups have blamed rogue tradies for Canberra’s building quality issues, saying unqualified and unlicensed contractors are undercutting legitimate

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