Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: construction industry
How to fix Australia’s apartment crisis

How to fix Australia’s apartment crisis

The NSW building commissioner wants apartment buyers to show more due diligence before buying dodgy units. It doesn't work like that.

Is the holy war on industry super really over?

Is the holy war on industry super really over?

The superannuation culture wars are finished, despite what one Liberal Party senator may want you to believe. Plus other tips of the week.

Cracks in building regulation could bring the building industry down

Cracks in building regulation could bring the building industry down

What happens when people realise they can't trust new apartment construction? An industry already in trouble could hit the wall, and pull the economy down with it.

NSW is more than just a construction industry

NSW is more than just a construction industry

Crikey readers discuss whether the NSW Liberals should be returned to government, the ParentsNext inquiry and the Ita Buttrose ABC appointment.

‘Rule of law’ an optional extra for ABCC chief Nigel Hadgkiss

‘Rule of law’ an optional extra for ABCC chief Nigel Hadgkiss

If unionists break the law, the government decries corruption. When its own regulator admits breaking it, the silence is deafening.

Shocking facts about construction worker deaths under Abbott-Turnbull govts

Shocking facts about construction worker deaths under Abbott-Turnbull govts

Are anti-red tape measures killing Australia's construction workers?

Oops — government, employers caught lying on construction costs

Oops — government, employers caught lying on construction costs

The government insists union thuggery has seen construction costs skyrocket. There's only one problem -- construction costs have actually fallen ...

Less construction, but just as many worker deaths under the Coalition

Less construction, but just as many worker deaths under the Coalition

Weighted for actual activity, construction sector deaths increased under the anti-red tape Abbott and Turnbull governments, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Turnbull caught out on construction industry visas

Turnbull caught out on construction industry visas

The ABCC will have to crack down on construction companies using any foreign labour -- despite what the Prime Minister says.

Crossbenchers carve ABCC bill into the biggest protectionist turkey in decades

Crossbenchers carve ABCC bill into the biggest protectionist turkey in decades

The government has established a new set of protectionist local content and standard requirements for the building industry as part of the ABCC bill -- which was designed to make life easier for builders.