ACIF forecasts show double dip downturn

The latest industry forecasts released this week by Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), show the construction sector is moving quickly through two peaks in activity with a less fevered period of activity coming.

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The state of Australia's engineering profession

Engineers Australia has released its 2017 State of the Engineering Profession report, sharing insights for the year ahead and the change required to realise Australia's political, social, and economic aspirations.

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Metron wins Sydney Metro design contract

Aracdis and joint venture partner Mott MacDonald as joint lead designers in the Metron consortium have won the Underground Station Design and Technical Services (USDTS) contract as part of the Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro project.

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A focus on operating balance could signal ramp up of infrastructure spend

A focus on operating balance could signal ramp up of infrastructure spendLock icon

Ahead of the May 9 federal budget, Ai Group's Tim Piper told Inside Construction that the government has recognised what economists have been preaching for years, that there is a major difference between good and bad debt, with the latter offering no return.

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STEM subjects still on the agenda

The federal government has reaffirmed its position on STEM subjects after criticism of its decision over 457 visas.

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GHD appoints new board members

GHD, has recently announced changes to its Board, with new appointments in the US and Asia-Pacific.

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Engineering firm unveils new brand

Wallbridge & Gilbert and their specialist division Aztec Analysis have come together to form an integrated team, with the launch of their new brand WGA.

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Changes to the NERR

Changes to the NERRLock icon

The changes provided in the recent amendment to the Fair Work Regulations 2009 commenced on 3 April 2017.

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Australia needs an engineering pipeline strategy

Plunging rates of secondary school students taking up science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) subjects is setting the nation up to for failure as it transitions to a smart jobs economy, says Engineers Australia, and what is needed is government investment in an engineering pipeline strategy to try to reverse the decline.

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Corrupt payments to unions banned

Corrupt payments to unions bannedLock icon

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced legislation to the Federal Parliament that will make it a criminal offence to give or receive benefits made with the intention of corrupting the officers of registered organisations.

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