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Is this the right PaTH?

Is this the right PaTH?Lock icon

The Turnbull government has launched its signature Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Hire-Trial) Internship Program and union and Labour Party critics are vocalising concerns for its pitfalls and exploitative nature.

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Has a new train era arrived?

Has a new train era arrived?Lock icon

It's a sign of the times when the latest Budget not only proposes a $75 billion investment in infrastructure, but tags roughly a third of that as new rail projects in cities and regional Australia.

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CCF NSW buoyed by budget

CCF NSW buoyed by budgetLock icon

New South Wales' peak representative body for employers in the civil construction and maintenance industry, the Civil Contractors Federation NSW, agreed that the NSW economy is in great shape and congratulated the government on its 2017-18 budget.

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New skills training program launched

The Victorian government and Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Victoria have signed an MOU to establish the Centre of Excellence in Earthmoving program.

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Reference date? What reference date?

In the recent decision of Fairfield City Council v Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 166, the New South Wales Supreme Court considered whether a reference date was available to a claimant under a Construction Contract, entitling it to make a claim and utilise the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (Act). 

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Construction veteran appointed ACIF chair

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has welcomed its new Chair, industry veteran Norman Faifer.

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No need to fear recycled payment claims under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)

The rapid pay dispute resolution provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) were recently amended.

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Specialist team to oversee METRONET delivery

A multi-agency team will be set up to drive the WA government's METRONET vision to transform Perth's transport network.

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Crackdown on phoenixing a step in the right direction: MBA

If it wins government, the Australian Labor Party will legislate to make company directors provide 100 points of ID when they sign up, a move Master Builders Australia has commended.

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Acciona reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43%

Global infrastructure and energy group Acciona announced this week that it is now carbon neutral, having reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% through its Sustainability Master Plan 2010-15.

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