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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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Search For Qualified Staff Delays ACT Construction Industry Changes

The ACT’s planning directorate says an overhaul of the state’s construction industry intended to be completed by the end of the last financial year will not be finished until 2020. Planning Minister Mick Gentleman announced the suite of building reforms

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Tougher Penalties for Workplace Safety Offences in WA

Western Australia recently implemented tougher penalties for workplace safety offences, which are consistent with the national model Work Health and Safety Act. The laws introduced increase the maximum imprisonment term from 2 to 5 years and fines for body corporate

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Melbourne Construction Reaches Record Highs

Melbourne construction has reached record highs with $38 billion in building projects approved across the state of Victoria. According to the latest figures from the Victorian Building Authority, 114,800 building permits were issued across Victoria in the last financial year.

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Incentives to Boost Apprenticeships in WA

There are incentives aimed at attracting young people to WA’s largest industry – construction. The Construction Training Fund (CTF) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1990 to support the training of people in the building and construction industry

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More Than 600 Construction Worker Opportunities to be added in Geelong

More than 1200 jobs are expected to be delivered across the Geelong area, in 21 organisations, over 600 of these will be in the construction sector. While initial reports indicate that 2018 will continue to be a booming year for

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Top Tips for Health and Safety in 2018

Employers who want to prioritize health and safety for 2018 can follow the simple tips identified by Alan Girle in an article on Hcamag.com. He says anyone wanting to develop a work health and safety system should look to government

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Struggling with Suicide as A Man in Construction

Suicide is an issue that has plagued the construction industry, with male workers being most susceptible to mental health issues and suicide in this industry. In fact over the past 16 years, there have been 3000 suicides in the construction

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Advice for Women in Construction

It can be challenging for women to advance in the construction industry but one woman who’s made it in this male-dominated industry is giving some advice. Tracy Young is a 32 year old construction engineer who developed construction software called

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The Safety Culture of ACT Construction Sites The Focus of New Research

  A new research project has been launched to evaluate the safety culture in the Canberra construction industry, identified as one with the most number of serious construction workplace injuries. The research forms part of the ACT Government’s efforts to

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