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Have your Say - Industry Jobs and Skills Consultations

As a business owner, employer, or employee in the building and construction industry, your opinion, knowledge and skills are valuable to a wide range of organisations, including Government Departments and agencies. There are currently four important surveys open seeking input and insight from employers and businesses in the building and...

New SafeWork forklift safety blitz


SafeWork NSW will today begin a new three-month Forklift Safety Blitz until the end of July.

Following recent tragic fatalities, 30 SafeWork NSW safety inspectors will proactively visit workplaces across the State to conduct forklift compliance safety checks and provide educational material.

NSW Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said...

Building material costs increasing at their fastest pace since 1980


Master Builders NSW can report that building material costs are now increasing at their fastest rate since 1980. Right across Australia, the cost of materials used in house building has increased by +4.2 per cent during the March 2022 quarter and are now +15.4 per cent higher than a year...

Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard launched to stop workplace deaths


Worksites across the state will be safer following the launch of a new Scaffolding Industry Safety Standard, which provides a clear guide to prevent scaffolding-related injuries and deaths. 

The Safety Standard details practical management tools to principal contractors, scaffolders, engineers, and other parties involved in scaffolding work, ensuring best practice...

A budget that continues to fuel the recovery


Tax offsets, fuel excise reductions and more support for first home buyers. In another big spending budget, small businesses in a range of sectors stand to benefit. The 2022-23 budget has assigned $2.8 billion to support apprenticeships, including $5,000 payments to new apprentices and up to $15,000 in wage subsidies for employers...

2021 Building Degree Winners Announced


The 2021 Building Degree Graduate winners were announced on Friday 25 March at the Top 50 Builders Luncheon held at Royal Randwick.

The luncheon was attended by over 100 people from all different sectors of the Building & Construction Industry. Guest speaker, Elisa Owen, Head of Australian Research at CoreLogic...

Late employee superannuation payments – what you need to know

  • Have you paid your employees late in any quarter (even by one or several days)?

  • Are you unsure of your superannuation obligations for contractors you engage in your business?

  • Are you looking to sell your business, and perform your own due diligence to ensure you have met your historical obligations? ...