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    Watersun Homes administrators find companies to complete half of unfinished homes

    27th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Half of the homeowners caught up in the collapse of a Victorian building company will now have their homes completed by alternative builders, administrators say.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Mortgage Stress Mounts Nationally

    27th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Western Australia is driving a nationwide rise in Aussies falling behind on home loan repayments.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    Kurt Pritchett is a forklift driver at the Australian Sustainable Hardwoods mill

    24th Mar 17 12:00 AM (from: ABC News)
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    Guide to Standards and Tolerances now available

    24th Mar 17 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Upgrading Building Performance at Museums Victoria

    23rd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Thanks partly to green building certification systems such as Green Star, LEED, and BREEAM, increasing the sustainability of the built environment has become a prominent goal in the corporate, healthcare, and government spheres.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    NSW Government Ignores Good Advice on Building Reform

    23rd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Amendments to the NSW Home Building Act that impact upon the way its Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) scheme operates were supposedly informed from submissions made by the various interested parties and industry stakeholders.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    New Zealand Immigration Hurting Productivity

    23rd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    New Zealand's labour productivity fell 0.7 per cent in the year to March 2016, bolstered by the strong labour market as waves of migrants look for work.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    Queensland Govt Invests $200M in Schools

    23rd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    The Queensland government has brought forward $200 million in funding for school infrastructure projects across the state.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    SA Job Losses Blamed on Energy Policy

    23rd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    A "chilling" of investment in renewable energy, leading to a loss of jobs, has highlighted the need for South Australia's $550 million energy plan, Premier Jay Weatherill says.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    Driverless Shuttles Coming to Adelaide Airport

    23rd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Transfers between Adelaide Airport's long-term car park and the terminal are going driverless with the introduction of three experimental shuttles.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    Faster Planning Approval Guide for NSW councils is positive but government agencies should be included

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    22 March 2017 The Development Assessment Best Practice Guide issued by NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts, is a positive move to speed up housing approvals but it should also apply to government agencies, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Chinese stake in casino 'not out of the realm of possibility'

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    The proponents of a $3 billion casino resort on the Gold Coast acknowledge the Chinese Government could be a part owner.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Goodwill for Builders in NCAT

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    In a typical residential defects claim in NCAT, a homeowner will make a claim against their builder that it did not complete construction works in accordance with the construction contract and/or in accordance with statutory warranties under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) due to allegations the construction works are defective.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    RBA Warns of Rising Housing Risk

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    The Reserve Bank of Australia says there is reason to believe commodity prices could rise higher than expected but is concerned about increasing risks in the housing market.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    House Prices jumped 7.7% in 2016

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    The value of residential properties across Australia's capital cities accelerated in the December quarter, pushing up home prices by an average 7.7 per cent in 2016.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    Strata Reform Driving Development

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    The concept of strata title in Australia has been around since 1961, when legislation was first introduced into New South Wales. Essentially it was introduced to facilitate lending for housing.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    4 Key Factors Shaping Australian Healthcare Construction

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Healthcare service delivery is a fascinating and challenging industry. It is driven by many variables such as a growing population, ageing demographic, frequently changing Medicare reimbursement and other co-funding models as well as a fast pace of technological advancements in medicine and medical devices.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    What's to Become of Uberrimae Fidei?

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Uberrimae Fidei is a legal doctrine, the Latin for ‘utmost good faith.’

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    Lax Fire Safety Putting Aussie Lives at Risk

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    On September 6, 2012, Chinese parents Julie and Vincent Zhu experienced what no parents should ever have to go though.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    Rating Agency Backs SA Energy Plan

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    South Australia's $550 million energy plan will improve the state's power security and reliability, ratings agency Moody's says.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    Capacity Constraints Raise New Zealand Building Costs

    22nd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Capacity constraints in Auckland's construction sector have been driving up building costs by more than four times the rate of inflation in recent years, eroding margins for companies locked into fixed-price contracts.

    (from: Sourceable construction)
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    Builder loses more licences after Eagle Farm deaths

    21st Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Queensland's construction watchdog revokes three licences, including concreting, joinery and carpentry, that had been granted to a builder facing charges over the deaths of two workers.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Improve online shopping: take our survey

    21st Mar 17 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Code Trajectory Will Direct Aussie Buildings Toward Climate Resiliency

    21st Mar 17 12:00 AM

    If you were setting out on a journey, you’d expect to know a few things before you left: your destination, your mode of transport, the best road to take, milestones you might see along the way, and the things you’ll need to get there: fuel, snacks, coffee.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    Misconceptions About Pre-purchase Property Inspections

    21st Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Pre-purchase property inspections are highly desirable before you buy for essentially two reasons.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    Victoria Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty Rorting Trust Accounts

    21st Mar 17 12:00 AM

    A former Melbourne real estate agent charged with misusing millions of dollars of clients' money plans to plead guilty - but his wife will contest the accusations.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    Sydney City Council affordable housing tax will threaten housing supply

    20th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    17 March 2017 The proposals by the City of Sydney Council to tax new housing up to 24% for affordable housing will have a negative impact on housing supply, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Chinese Cop Boss Jailed over Australian Real Estate

    20th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    A Chinese court has sentenced a senior police officer to 17 years in prison for his part in a bribes-for-projects scandal, proceeds from which were used to buy two homes in Australia, according to court documents.

    (from: Sourceable property)
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    Private sector innovation provides quality public outcomes for Martin Place Metro

    17th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    17 March 2017 The unsolicited proposal for the development of the Martin Place metro station demonstrates the innovation that can come from the private sector, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Builder charged over racecourse deaths has licence revoked again as Minister intervenes

    17th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    A day after builder Claudio D'Alessandro was given approval to resume work for non-payment of debts, his licence is suspended again after the Public Works Minister intervenes.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Subcontractors owed millions of dollars let down by 'basket case' laws, builders say

    17th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Hundreds of subcontractors in the building and construction industry say they are owed large debts — in some cases millions of dollars — but are unable to recover the money because of overly complex recovery processes and poor enforcement of the law.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Schools bursting at seams as apartment boom puts pressure on catchments

    17th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    An explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in "jam-packed" public schools.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Artist impression of the Grafton prison

    16th Mar 17 12:00 AM (from: ABC News)
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    Plans unveiled for Australia's largest prison

    16th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    A prison slated for construction near Grafton in northern NSW will have beds for a total of 1,700 inmates, the largest correctional facility in the country.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Second version of artist impression of Grafton prison

    16th Mar 17 12:00 AM (from: ABC News)
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    NSW Labor Housing Proposals will slow supply

    14th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    14 March 2017 The announcement by NSW Labor that in government they would lift surcharges for foreign investors on residential homes will slow down the supply of new homes, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Affordable housing bond aggregator should be accessible to private sector housing providers

    10th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    10 March 2017 The Federal Government’s proposed affordable housing bond aggregator should be accessible to private sector housing providers as well as not for profit community housing providers, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Watersun debts owed to creditors likely to be $20m: administrators

    10th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Collapsed Victorian construction company Watersun Homes will likely have debts of $20 million, double the original estimate, the administrators say.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Certifiers, be firm with builders to avoid missed inspections

    9th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    It is unacceptable to miss a critical stage inspection without good reason. If an inspection is missed, evidence must be submitted to the principal certifying authority (PCA) to demonstrate that: the circumstances for the missed inspection were unavoidable, and the work to have been inspected is satisfactory. If the PCA isn't satisfied on these points, the inspection cannot be considered 'unavoidably missed' and an OC cannot be issued. This may have significant implications for the owner.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Record housing completions is good news but the trend is downwards

    8th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    08 March 2017 The announcement by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Anthony Roberts, that housing completions have reached a record high is good news for housing supply but the approvals trend is downwards, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Master Builders breaks its own glass ceiling with first female chief executive

    8th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    The blokey glass ceiling in one of Australia's most male-dominated industries is smashed with the appointment of a female chief executive to lead the construction sector's chief lobby group.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Hemp growers call for a processing plant in WA

    6th Mar 17 12:00 AM

    Construction of the first hemp house in WA has sparked calls to build a processing plant so local farmers can supply the industry with a sturdy, fireproof, termite-resistant building material.

    (from: ABC News)
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    NSW housing approval trend is bad for housing supply and affordability

    3rd Mar 17 12:00 AM

    03 March 2017 The January 2017 NSW housing approval numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate a downward trend with a drop of 26.5% between July 2016 and January 2017, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Home building contracts can't be used for swimming pool certification

    1st Mar 17 12:00 AM

    A certification contract must include different, and in some respects more, information than a building contract made under the Home Building Act. E1 certifiers can't just use the same contract template for their certification work that they use for their building work. Our contract template for swimming pool certification is the easiest way to ensure your contract meets legal requirements.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Housing delivery positions a good beginning for Sydney’s housing crisis

    27th Feb 17 12:00 AM

    27 February 2017 The advertising of seven new positions to drive housing delivery by the Department of Planning and Environment is a good first step to help Sydney’s housing crisis, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Timber taken to new heights

    25th Feb 17 12:00 AM

    In a world of steel and concrete, timber is making a comeback on industrial building sites.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Premier needs to take a stronger role with housing supply during the transition to merged councils

    15th Feb 17 12:00 AM

    15 February 2017 The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian’s reason for continuing with Sydney council mergers is to increase housing supply but approvals are dropping partly due to the confusion of the merger process, says the Urban Taskforce.

    (from: Urban Taskforce)
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    Beating the heat: Scientists rate Brisbane's coolest suburbs

    11th Feb 17 12:00 AM

    Staying cool in the heatwave this weekend is definitely about substance over style, but scientists reveal some parts of Brisbane are certainly cooler than others.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Billions wasted on infrastructure projects

    8th Feb 17 12:00 AM

    A global report finds billions of dollars are wasted on infrastructure projects because of bad planning, bureaucracy and the failure to retain good staff.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Government secures agreement to toughen building and construction laws

    8th Feb 17 12:00 AM

    The Federal Government says it has secured an agreement with the Senate crossbench to toughen its building and construction laws.

    (from: ABC News)
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    CFMEU probes fears of asbestos in Tennant Creek demountable housing

    7th Feb 17 12:00 AM

    Concerns Tennant Creek residents are being exposed to asbestos in imported demountable buildings prompts the construction union to visit the remote Northern Territory town.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Luke Johns at work as a carpenter

    3rd Feb 17 12:00 AM (from: ABC News)
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    Approved E1 CPD activity worth 6 hours: certifiers enrol now

    2nd Feb 17 12:00 AM

    Completing this activity will earn E1 certifiers six CPD hours – the entire annual requirement. Visit the CPD Training website and navigate to 'Qualifications & Short Courses', then 'Swimming Pool CPD Activity'. Is your accreditation renewal due soon? If you're in your second year of E1 accreditation, you must complete six hours of CPD before your renewal is due. Renewal is dependent on completion of CPD.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    CFMEU points finger at Russian mafia over asbestos lobbying

    30th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    The Russian mafia is behind a powerful international pro-asbestos lobby, the construction union tells a Senate inquiry examining sub-standard and potential lethal building products.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Uncertainty for homeowners as BuiltonCorp placed into voluntary administration

    24th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    Work stops on about 130 residential home building sites as Perth builder BuiltonCorp is placed into voluntary administration, owing about $16 million to unsecured creditors.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Timber supply shortage sparks plantation push

    24th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    A timber supply shortage at Heyfield sawmill Australian Sustainable Hardwood sparks a push to increase plantation timber.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Ynsect's demonstration plant in France.

    23rd Jan 17 12:00 AM (from: ABC News)
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    CFMEU fined for threatening 'Armageddon' at RAH site

    20th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    The building union is fined more than $50,000 by the Federal Court after threatening "Armageddon" and national industrial action in a dispute at the Royal Adelaide Hospital site in 2013.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Historic garage to hold centre stage in Hobart arts precinct The Hedberg

    20th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    An early 20th century garage will take centre stage and give Hobart's new $90 million arts precinct its name, the developers have revealed.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Queensland council makes timber first preference for building projects

    19th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    A Queensland council becomes the first in the state to adopt a wood encouragement policy that will see it prioritise timber in its construction projects.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Proposed World Trade Center to change Perth cityscape

    18th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    An international developer flags plans to construct what would be Perth's tallest building as the centrepiece of a World Trade Center development that it believes will transform the CBD.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Female tradies promote 'male-dominated' jobs to school leavers

    13th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    Workshops aimed at teaching young women how to use tools are being offered around the country in a bid to break the gender imbalance and boost the number of female tradies.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Warning to WA home builders as complaints rise

    12th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    An increase in builder-related complaints in the last financial year has prompted a warning for homeowners from WA's building regulator, which says it is amazed at how many people are rushing into projects.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Port Augusta ash cloud needs 'more testing', chemist warns

    7th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    More testing is required to ascertain any health risks posed by an ash cloud coming from the former Port Augusta power station, a former industrial chemist says.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Plan to turn ash into building materials could create hundreds of jobs

    6th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    A proposal to convert potentially toxic ash dust at Port Augusta into building blocks and pavers could create hundreds of jobs, senator Nick Xenophon says.

    (from: ABC News)
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    The Murphy's Law forecast for Australia's economy in 2017

    6th Jan 17 12:00 AM

    Australia's economy has benefitted from a tremendous amount of luck in posting a quarter of a century of unbroken growth, but what if that luck is about to run out all at once?

    (from: ABC News)
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    Why bad housing design pumps up prices for everyone

    3rd Jan 17 12:00 AM

    Did you know that relying on air conditioners to stay cool on hot summer days affects the price of electricity for everyone, all year round?

    (from: ABC News)
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    2017 to be the 'year of construction' in NSW

    2nd Jan 17 12:00 AM

    Sydney commuters are warned to expect delays all year, with two motorways, two light rail projects and several other major infrastructure builds changing routes around the CBD and in Parramatta.

    (from: ABC News)
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    New laws cut red tape for builders, renovators in Tasmania

    1st Jan 17 12:00 AM

    Home improvements in Tasmania are set to become a lot easier with new building laws coming into effect today.

    (from: ABC News)
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    First home grant boost met with concern from WA property sector

    27th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    A $5,000 increase to WA's first home owners grant for buyers purchasing new properties is being met with ambivalence by potential buyers and concern from the property sector and sustainability experts.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Extra $5,000 for first home buyers in bid to kickstart WA economy

    27th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    The first home owners grant for West Australian buyers purchasing new properties will increase from $10,000 to $15,000 in the new year, the State Government announces.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Female construction worker cuts fencing

    23rd Dec 16 12:00 AM (from: ABC News)
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    New disciplinary case studies

    23rd Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Case study 1: a certifier issued a complying development certificate but failed to determine the proposal would result in more than one dwelling on the site, in breach of the General Housing Code.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Read our December 2016 e-news

    23rd Dec 16 12:00 AM

    View the December 2016 e-news online: good news for E1 certifiers, new disciplinary case studies, fire safety reform proposals, new online resources and more.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Former CFMEU boss charged following royal commission into trade union corruption

    22nd Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Former CFMEU boss Dave Hanna and two other men will face court next month charged with serious offences rising from last year's Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Interim ban: decorative alcohol fuelled devices

    21st Dec 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Design unveiled for Townsville's new $250 million stadium

    20th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    The Queensland Government unveils the winning design for Townsville's new $250 million stadium, with international company Cox Architecture to lead a multi-company team for the project.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Have your say on improving fire safety in NSW

    19th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Improving fire safety has been given special priority by the Government in its response to the final report on the statutory review of the Building Professionals Act 2005, released in September 2016. The reforms have been developed by the Department of Planning and Environment and the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, in conjunction with key stakeholders. The proposed changes cover a broad range of buildings, at various stages of construction, including the design, construction, pre-occupation and post-occupation stages. The proposed reforms include:

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Treasury has not modelled potential impact of credit rating hit

    16th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Economic analysts warn Australia has a one-in-two chance of having its credit rating downgraded next week, but the Federal Treasury has not modelled the potential impact of that happening.

    (from: ABC News)
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    FIFO Wheatstone Project construction workers protest New Year's Eve restrictions

    14th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Two construction workers from inside the Wheatstone Project told the ABC they believe they should be able to leave the site on New Year's Eve

    (from: ABC News)
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    Pilbara construction workers not happy with New Year's Eve leave restrictions

    14th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Wheatstone construction workers say it is unfair they cannot leave their FIFO site for New Year's Eve.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Agents and Landlords: register for Rental Bonds Online by 30 Jan 17

    14th Dec 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Advice from FRNSW – cl.144 referrals

    13th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    If a development needs to be referred to Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) under cl.144 of the EP&A Regulation, the certifier must make the referral within seven days of receiving the application for a construction certificate (CC). The intent of cl.144 is so FRNSW has the opportunity to assess a proposed development and issue an initial fire safety report, which the certifier must consider when determining the CC.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Christmas product safety survey 2016

    7th Dec 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Multi-million-dollar Ipswich CBD redevelopment unveiled

    6th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Finals plans for a multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the Ipswich CBD, west of Brisbane, unveiled to include a new library, council administration building and large water play area.

    (from: ABC News)
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    New code to crackdown on rogue WA builders

    5th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Builders in Western Australia could be banned from public projects if they do not comply with a new code of conduct introduced by the State Government, as subcontractors at major projects claim to be owed millions of dollars.

    (from: ABC News)
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    CFMEU sceptical on ABCC subcontractor protections

    4th Dec 16 12:00 AM

    The CFMEU says it has little confidence in proposed arrangements to protect payments to subcontractors under a renewed Australian Building and Construction Commission.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Queensland Government to ink deal over Cross River Rail

    2nd Dec 16 12:00 AM

    The Palaszczuk Government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commonwealth today formalising their collaboration on Brisbane's Cross River Rail. 

    (from: ABC News)
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    Full House: ACT Supreme Court runs out of room

    1st Dec 16 12:00 AM

    ACT Supreme Court cases are being delayed because of a lack of room, as the construction of a new court complex begins.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Trump's infrastructure plan may put Canberra under pressure

    1st Dec 16 12:00 AM

    Policymakers in Canberra may come under pressure if US President-elect Donald Trump succeeds in his infrastructure building spree and turbo charges the US economy, analysts say.

    (from: ABC News)
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    The deals done to get the ABCC bill through the Senate

    30th Nov 16 12:00 AM

    They say politics is the art of compromise, and it took a whole lot of that to get the ABCC bill passed. Here are some of the amendments made, and deals done, to get the crossbenchers' support.

    (from: ABC News)
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    Who can supply land survey information: advice from BOSSI

    30th Nov 16 12:00 AM

    Only land surveyors registered with BOSSI are authorised to carry out surveys of property boundaries or which relate to property boundaries. Download a communique from BOSSI (PDF | 90.5K) for more advice, including how to check a surveyor's registration.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Independent reviewers of E1 CPD activities

    30th Nov 16 12:00 AM

    Approved independent reviewers and their area/s of expertise include:

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    Read our November 2016 e-news

    30th Nov 16 12:00 AM

    View the November 2016 e-news online: practice advice, a new disciplinary case study, advice from BOSSI on land survey information, new online resources and more.

    (from: Building Professionals Board)
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    New strata laws start 30 November 2016

    29th Nov 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Strata reform myth busters

    15th Nov 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Music festivals

    1st Nov 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Huxley Homes liquidation

    27th Oct 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Fair Trading Week: 24-28 Oct

    14th Oct 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Strengthening building certification in NSW

    21st Sep 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Ladder safety matters

    13th Sep 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  102. Read More

    New laws for incorporated associations

    2nd Sep 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Get ready for strata reforms - attend an info session

    30th Aug 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    FuelCheck - find the cheapest fuel near you

    24th Aug 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Real estate reforms starting 15 August

    12th Aug 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Peer-to-peer economy research final report

    5th Aug 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Tenancy law review report released

    6th Jul 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  108. Read More

    Annual fee change from 1 July

    1st Jul 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016

    29th Jun 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Property industry training review report

    17th Jun 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  111. Read More

    Heat pack safety standard

    14th Jun 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  112. Read More

    Retirement village costs comparison tool project

    9th Jun 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  113. Read More

    NSW Fair Trading public register data

    7th Jun 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    Enforcement action report Jan-March 2016 available

    25th May 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  115. Read More

    Beware of property spruikers

    23rd May 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  116. Read More

    Service station data collection

    11th May 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  117. Read More

    Biofuels Regulation 2016

    4th May 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  118. Read More

    Comment on strata regulations by 27 May

    2nd May 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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    New rules for pools have started

    29th Apr 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
  120. Read More

    ACL guides for businesses

    28th Apr 16 12:00 AM (from: Fair Trading RSS feed)
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