Minister admits government has 'no idea’ how many homes fitted with non-compliant cladding amid ‘messy’ review

He responded: “No, that’s how our system actually works.” “The Federal Government has been in charge of the National Construction Code through the independent Australian Building Construction Board since 1994,” Mr Laundy said. “We administer ... 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 quite a bit lower than a similar average taken across Australia. read more

LGBTIQ push for gender-neutral toilets goes to National Building Codes Board

It has refused to include it in a review of the National Construction Code on the ... Earlier this year, the Australian Human Rights Commission said the provision of gender neutral toilets on university campuses around the country would be a positive ... read more

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ATO told to end ‘attack’ on self-employed

Within a day of being sworn into a portfolio that has been elevated to cabinet status, Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson warned that the ATO – along with the Fair Work Ombudsman and the construction ... told The Australian Financial Review. read more

Tesla is going to build the world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia

Tesla and French energy company Neoen are building the world's largest lithium ion battery for South Australia ... review pointed to the Hornsdale Wind Farm, highlighting it had been licensed with higher connection standards than required under the ... read more

Sustainable cities? Australia’s building and planning rules stand in the way of getting there

Joe Hurley receives funding from the Australian Communities Foundation, and the Australian Government via the National Environmental Science ... But our newly released review of building and land-use planning policies around Australia has found New South ... read more

Self-driving, 416-ton trucks are hauling raw materials around Australia

British mining company Rio Tinto has 73 autonomous behemoths transporting iron ore 24 hours a day in West Angelas, Australia, across four job sites, according to MIT Tech Review ... director of the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon ... read more

Langer named Australia's new head coach

ending years of indiscipline in the west but also facing questions from other Big Bash League clubs over the construction of Perth's highly vaunted and largely homegrown squad. He will be a panelist on the Rick McCosker-led review of Australian teams ... read more

China set to launch ETS, putting more pressure on Australian coal exports

China will launch a national emissions trading scheme (ETS) by the end of the year, joining major regional economies India and South Korea in putting a price on carbon and placing further long-term pressure on Australian coal exports. While the scope of ... read more

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