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CFMEU FINED $500K OVER CAMPAIGN AGAINST KANE CONSTRUCTIONS - 11/04/2017
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has been slapped with almost half a million dollars’ worth of fines by a federal court judge after it was found to have breached the Fair Work Act by co ordinating a “targeted”
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DECEPTIVE USE OF SAFETY LAWS CONDEMNED - 31/03/2017
Master Builders Australia has called out new ACTU Secretary McManus for claims that it is unjust for union officials to have to provide 24 hours’ notice to enter building sites when lives are at risk. “State and territory WHS laws
COMPANY TAX CUT NEEDED AS RESOURCE CONSTRUCTION DIPS TO SEVEN YEAR LOW - 29/03/2017
The value of resource and civil construction (engineering construction) has fallen to its lowest level since March 2009 confirming the need for policy reforms to aid the economy in getting over the construction phase of the mining boom. “Engineering construction
MBA CEO Wilhelm Harnisch quits after 26 years - 03/03/2017
The long standing chief executive of the Master Builders Association, Wilhelm Harnisch, has stepped down after 15 years in the position. Mr Harnisch's resignation comes as the Turnbull government successfully restored the Australian Building and Construction Commission and implemented a strict
Safety Recall: Quicklag ELQ Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker - 20/02/2017
We have received notice of the recall of one of the most popular components used in light commercial switchboards across Australia. There are potentially millions of these RCBOs in use in everything from schools through to offices and retail establishments.
BUILDERS WELCOME IMPROVEMENTS TO ABCC - 16/02/2017
“The community are the winners from the new laws to improve the effectiveness of the Australian Building and Construction (ABCC) which passed the passed the Senate yesterday,” Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of Master Builders Australia said. “The lawlessness, intimidation and industrial
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