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Work councils could be the future of Australian industrial democracy in an ABCC world

Work councils could be the future of Australian industrial democracy in an ABCC world

Work councils are one model of industrial relations that could potentially fill the enormous gap in Australian industrial democracy left by precarious employment and the decline of the union movement.

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We're still in transition...

We're still in transition...

The latest ABS construction activity data for the December quarter 2016 proves that there is still some transitioning to go before the Australian economy moves past the post-mining boom phase, says Master Builders Australia.

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Seymour Whyte Constructions successfully tenders for Chandler Highway project

Seymour Whyte Constructions successfully tenders for Chandler Highway project

Seymour Whyte Constructions has been named the successful tenderer for the project to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway, and plans to start work within the next couple of months.

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The Demag AC 500-8 gets an upgrade

The Demag AC 500-8 gets an upgrade

Terex Cranes has treated its Demag AC 500-8 all terrain crane to an upgrade, which has greatly enhanced the machine's technical characteristics.

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A fine solution

A fine solution

One construction and demolition recycling company is increasing its tonnages and with its eye fixed firmly on the future, it has embarked on a million-dollar project to upgrade its crushing plant in Belrose, NSW.

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(Not) a rubbish solution

(Not) a rubbish solution

Amidst the discussions about the end of the mining boom and transition to a new economy, one industry that could very well develop and grow in the next decade is waste to energy.

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Joint venture delivers new tier-one capability to the Australian construction sector

Joint venture delivers new tier-one capability to the Australian construction sector

RF Holdings and Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A have announced the establishment of Australia's newest national construction firm, Roberts Pizzarotti Pty Limited.

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Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms within the Construction Sector: are your contracts compliant?

Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms within the Construction Sector: are your contracts compliant?

The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 (Cth) ('SBUCTA') commenced on 12 November 2016. This law extends the existing unfair contract term regime that applied to consumer, to a new category of 'small business contracts.'

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Crossbench senators slammed for changes to ABCC legislation

Crossbench senators slammed for changes to ABCC legislation

The union that represents electrical professionals in the power and construction industries has slammed the decision of key cross-bench senators to pass an amendment to the ABCC legislation.

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RLB outlook report for construction remains positive

RLB outlook report for construction remains positive

The Rider Levett Bucknall Q1 2017 Oceania Report released this week shows the construction outlook for both Australia and New Zealand remains positive. The report states, the residential market fuelling growth with inconsistent rises in construction costs forecasted across the region.

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