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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

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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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What's critical about critical infrastructure?

Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications.

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Infrastructure Victoria and the Resilient Melbourne Citymart open innovation challenge

Infrastructure Victoria has announced they will be working with Resilient Melbourne to host an open innovation challenge to find new ways to reduce transport congestion, combat social isolation and make the experience of travelling more socially fulfilling.

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Upgrading our infrastructure: Targeting repairs for locks, dams and bridges

For the second time in a row, America's infrastructure has earned a grade of D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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Unfair tender processes - will tenderers have a remedy if there's no process contract?

We expect Australian courts will start using the doctrine of estoppel to provide a legal remedy to tenderers that can prove the tender process was not conducted fairly, or in accordance with the RFT.

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Annual ACIF Briefing will see the launch of the 2017 Forecasts

The new expert panel has been announced for the upcoming Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), where the launch of the May 2017 ACIF Forecasts for residential building, non-residential building and engineering construction.

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Scholarship program making headway for women in construction

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) have announced the recipient of the 2017 IWD scholarship, which is seen as the most significant scholarship for a female professional in the property and construction industry.

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Acciona makes major investment

Global infrastructure and renewable energy leader Acciona has made its first major investment in an Australian company with the acquisition of the Geotech Group.

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PrefabAUS becomes latest member of the ACIF

PrefabAUS becomes the latest member of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), bringing to the industry table one of the newest and fastest growing sectors in building and construction - prefabrication.

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