PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Mega union a step closer

Mega union a step closerLock icon2

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and the Maritime Union of Australia recently made their first official moves to form a new militant 'super' union, prompting the resources industry to seek urgent new laws to restrict the merger.

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Positive Cordell results for June

Positive Cordell results for June

CoreLogics' June Cordell Construction Report shows it was a positive month, rebounding from a relatively soft start to the year. 

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Transport infrastructure to underpin construction activity

Transport infrastructure to underpin construction activity

A new report by Master Builders Australia has revealed that transport infrastructure construction will underpin broader building and construction activity over the next four years.

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Combining global capability with local knowledge

Combining global capability with local knowledgeLock icon2

How newly-formed Acciona Geotech is poised to service unprecedented demand for infrastructure.

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Continued staffing demand in construction industry: Hays

Continued staffing demand in construction industry: Hays

Hays has released its July to September quarterly report, revealing that contract administrators, forepersons, and estimators are just some of the skills sought by construction employers.

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Is this the right PaTH?

Is this the right PaTH?Lock icon2

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 icon2

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 icon2

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

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?

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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