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Husband and Wife Alleged Ringleaders in Construction Qualification Fraud

A man and woman have been arrested after an investigation revealed that they were the ringleaders behind a scheme issuing fake construction industry trade qualifications to unqualified people for a fee since 2015. The 55 year old man and his

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US Construction Industry Ranks Highest for Drug Overdose Deaths

While the Australian construction industry battles it’s own depression and drug addiction issues, the US industry is fighting an even greater battle. Construction workers in the USA have the highest mortality rate out of 26 occupations, for heroin and methadone-related

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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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