Australia: The Fiocco Review: A step closer to national security of payment laws

The Fiocco Review recommends adopting a range of the Murray Review's recommendations, but differs from the Murray Review in some significant respects. It also proposes key new reforms not considered ... read more

Huawei’s ban affects the second-largest Australian carrier – net profit fell 76%

The reason for the sharp drop in net profit is because TPG will stop the construction of mobile networks. In addition, as the Australian National Broadband Network ... to providing breaking news, ... read more

Lacrosse judgment widens cladding insurance exposure for construction

Governments – which The Australian Financial Review revealed earlier this month knew about ... the risks are clear for the construction industry in all states. Without insurance cover for claims over ... read more

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Trudeau Says ‘Australian Colleagues’ Warned on China's Aecon Bid

The move by Canada was the latest by Western nations including Australia who are citing national ... construction company John Holland in a deal that valued the builder at about A$1.15 billion ($861 ... read more

Australian companies collapsing in housing downturn

A number of South Australian building companies have collapsed or are on the brink of collapse due to the national housing downturn. Adelaide construction company Tudor ... grant and a Productivity ... read more

Australia has enough solar, wind storage in pipeline to go 100% renewables

And such a dramatic switch would require a wholesale review of market rules ... projects underlines the global and national interest in what is happening in Australia, and the depth of resources ... read more

Fair Work punishes Australia’s only wage thief boss

This protection was considered important because an independent review found that many 457 visa workers were not receiving wages equivalent to those received by Australian workers ... less attractive ... read more

Christchurch: a wound on the national identity

The National Front, New Zealand's alt-right political party ... according to one surgeon spoken to by The Australian Financial Review, who also worked during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake in which ... read more

Restoring the construction watchdog ABCC: experts respond

David Peetz receives funding from the Australian Research Council and ... despite accounting for over 10% of total employment, the construction industry accounts for less than 2% of the total national ... read more

Two more building companies face collapse amid national housing downturn

New home builds are declining in South Australia ... Commission review of land and property taxes and charges. "Some of [MBA's] policy ideas will definitely help to turn this around," Mr Markos said. ... read more

'Current laws have failed': Review calls for workplace safety overhaul

The mother of a worker killed on a Kingston Foreshore construction site has welcomed the recommendations of a recent review of national workplace safety ... said the independent review for Safe Work ... read more

FactCheck: does building hospitals, schools and airports cost more in Australia than in the US?

The BCA also cites figures on the comparative costs of hospitals, schools and airports from the Turner & Townsend 2012 construction ... national average taken across US cities will therefore look ... read more

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