RESEARCH & REPORTS

Construction growth slows following record high

Construction growth slows following record high

The growth of Australia's construction sector slowed in August, registering 55.3 points on the Ai Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) down on July's record high reading of 60.5 points.

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Culturally diverse women breaking through the 'glass-cultural ceiling'

Culturally diverse women breaking through the 'glass-cultural ceiling'

Research conducted by Diversity Council Australia with The University of Sydney Business School has found that culturally diverse women are experiencing a 'double jeopardy' when accessing leadership roles due to their gender and cultural background.

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BZE outlines pathway to a zero carbon cement industry

BZE outlines pathway to a zero carbon cement industry

Forming part of Beyond Zero Emissions' (BZE) Zero Carbon Australia series, the Australian climate think tank has outlined a pathway that it says would deliver a zero-carbon cement industry in Australia in 10 years.

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Construction leads US industries in struck-by deaths

Construction leads US industries in struck-by deaths

According to a new report from the Centre for Construction Research (CPWR), more than 800 US construction workers died as the result of struck-by incidents from 2011 to 2015. That's more than any other industry.

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Construction workers have Australia's highest suicide rates

Construction workers have Australia's highest suicide rates

New data from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) has again shown that construction workers, miners and tradies suffer the highest rates of suicide of any occupation in Australia.

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Australia's construction investment slips to seven-year low

Australia's construction investment slips to seven-year low

The value of total capital investment projects in Australia has slid to a seven-year low despite a jump in profits over the last 12 months, with construction on major gas developments being completed and the mining sector shying away from fresh spending.

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Spotlight shone on Australian states' construction activity

Spotlight shone on Australian states' construction activity

The latest CommSec State of the States report found that in five of the eight Australian states and territories, construction work was higher than decade averages for the March 2017 quarter, with the Northern Territory showing the strongest levels of activity and Western Australia having the weakest.

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Building Queensland identifies priority infrastructure proposals

Building Queensland identifies priority infrastructure proposals

The Palaszczuk government has welcomed the release of Building Queensland's latest Infrastructure Pipeline Report, which identified 23 priority proposals for the Queensland state government to consider.

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Suicide a major issue with Queensland construction workers

Suicide a major issue with Queensland construction workers

Based on The Courier Mail's story, dozens of Queensland construction workers are dying or facing serious injury each year because of suicide attempts in a crisis causing emotional and financial turmoil across the state.

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Auditor-General finds Victorian roads are rapidly deteriorating

Auditor-General finds Victorian roads are rapidly deteriorating

The condition of Victoria's roads have rapidly deteriorated as vehicle usage is on the rise and VicRoads' government funding and maintenance spending has fallen, according to the latest Victorian Auditory General's Office (VAGO) report.

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