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Performance-based contracts, modular construction and robotics: three  construction game changers for 2017

Performance-based contracts, modular construction and robotics: three construction game changers for 2017

Huge tower blocks built in weeks under one roof, automated bridge-building behemoths, and bricklaying robots - no it's not science fiction, these are all real solutions, and soon there will be more.

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To protect markets, we need strict penalties for insider trading

To protect markets, we need strict penalties for insider trading

In the first ever case in which a corporation has been found liable for insider trading, German construction company Hochtief has been fined A$400,000 for insider trading and required to make donations to the Australian Shareholders Association and First Nations Foundation.

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ABCC amended local content rules will help Australian steelmakers compete against low-quality imports

ABCC amended local content rules will help Australian steelmakers compete against low-quality imports

Senator Xenophon deserves a Christmas card from the nation's steelmakers, after his negotiation with the government to deliver their Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation. The deal saw significant changes made to government procurement rules.

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Australian Constructors Association congratulates Turnbull government on ABCC legislation

Australian Constructors Association congratulates Turnbull government on ABCC legislation

The Australian Constructors Association (ACA), which represents Australia's largest construction companies, has congratulated the Turnbull government following the passage through Parliament of the Bill to re-establish the ABCC and achieve other industry improvements.

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Government response to Infrastructure Australia offers no grounds for optimism

Government response to Infrastructure Australia offers no grounds for optimism

How wonderful, you might think, that the Australian government is in furious agreement with its independent infrastructure advisory body on how to tackle the country's present and looming infrastructure challenges.

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Perseverance and hard work paid off as ABCC Bill passes through the Senate

Perseverance and hard work paid off as ABCC Bill passes through the Senate

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is relieved that the ABCC Bill has finally passed through the Senate after more than three years of torrid debate. Ai Group thanks and congratulates the Government and the Crossbench Senators who supported the Bill for their perseverance and hard work. Compromises were necessary to enable this important Bill to be passed. The final package will deliver vital reforms to the Australian construction industry and the broader community.

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Ai Group comment on passage of Registered Organisations Bill

Ai Group comment on passage of Registered Organisations Bill

Ai Group welcomes the passage of the Registered Organisations Bill through Parliament.

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Deal on whistleblowers wins first double-dissolution bill

Deal on whistleblowers wins first double-dissolution bill

Malcolm Turnbull has secured the first leg of the government's industrial relations legislation, with the Senate voting by 33-30 in the early hours of Tuesday to toughen the governance of trade unions.

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Master Builders Backs Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program

Master Builders Backs Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program

The Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program announced today is welcomed by Master Builders Australia as it is designed to benefit our veterans by working closely with the business community.

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Senators must restore the ABCC and put union corruption to bed

Senators must restore the ABCC and put union corruption to bed

Australia's national resource industry employer group, AMMA, is urging Senate crossbenchers to rise above the union-influenced ALP/Greens/Lambie alliance and do what is in the national interest by voting to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and create a new Registered Organisations Commission.

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