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Gold Coast Tradesman Dies from Silicosis

A Gold Coast man who was diagnosed with silicosis, the devastating lung disease has died. The 36 tradesman Anthony White was diagnosed with silicosis, the disease that causes scarring of the lung tissue in November 2017. There are fears of

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Female Construction Workers Benefit from Industry Opportunities

A recent article on News.com.au highlighted the soaring pay of women in the Australian construction industry. According to reports, female construction workers are benefiting from the boom in construction with pay packets over a hundred thousand dollars. Despite the financial

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Construction Jobs Boom Benefiting Tradies

The boom in the building and infrastructure construction sectors is benefiting tradies around the country with “extremely buoyant labour market conditions”. According to an article on Sourceable.net the number of full time and part-time workers employed throughout the building and

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Stonemasons want Government Action on Silicosis

A recent article on News.com.au highlighted the plight of stonemason Cameron Harper who is warning Australia’s tradies about the risks of not wearing the appropriate protection. The 27 year old mason coughs and wheezes regularly as he speaks and loses

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2000 Construction Workers Needed for Massive Construction

As work begins on The Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane, more than 2000 workers are needed to fill positions on the $3.6 billion project just 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. The first day of construction on the project is

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Beware of Risk of Falls through Skylights – Alert Urges

SafeWork NSW has issued a safety alert to remind people of the risks of working on roofs with skylights or plastic roof sheeting. Last month a worker was killed and 2 others injured after falling through a skylight. According to

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Tackling Signs of Suicide

BeyondBlue research has found that most people who feel suicidal don’t tell others but often show signs through changes in their behaviour. To help family members, workmates and friends who may be contemplating suicide, we should be able to identify

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How Women Are Being Pushed Out of Construction

According to recent research, women are being expelled from the construction industry, not because of the job itself but because of the masculine culture and underlying sexual harassment that prevails on most work sites. The report revealed that the completion

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Australia’s Construction Job Hiring Spree

Australia is on a construction hiring spree and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing soon. Due to the expansion of activity in the sector, including in apartment construction, hiring levels have lifted to their highest level in 6 months.

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Victorian Tradespeople Warned About Asbestos Risk

Following a campaign that included radio, print and online advertisements, Victoria’s tradespeople are being educated about the risks associated with asbestos. The campaign which began earlier this month aims to ensure tradespeople can clearly identify asbestos and avoid putting themselves

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