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The fines keep coming for CFMMEU
CFMMEU and former official penalised $93,160 over aggressive and intimidating conduct at Australia’s largest road infrastructure project
25.1.22 - The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has today penalised the CFMMEU and former official Simon Gutierrez $93,160 after Mr Gutierrez acted in an improper manner at the Westconnex Stage 2 site...
Make a fresh start in 2022
Industry workshops available in February and March 2022.
Now is a great time to think about future work opportunities and broaden your skillset. You are in good hands with Master Builders industry expert trainers to help you along the way.
In February and March, we have a range of practical...
Mitigation checklist for holiday shutdown period
During the Christmas holiday shutdown period, under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017, a person with management or control of a workplace has an obligation to secure the workplace.
Australian Standard AS1576.7 Scaffolding Part 7: Safe use of encapsulation on scaffolding is published
This new model code provides practical information on how to manage health and safety risks associated with respirable crystalline silica from engineered stone.
MBA forms Strata Inspection Panel
The MBA has established a Strata Inspection Panel (“Panel”) in response to the Strata Scheme Management Act 2015 for identified building industry organisations to prepare, establish and maintain a Panel to carry out inspections on Class 2 and 3 Buildings.
A new online platform for the Australian building and construction industry
A new online platform has been launched for the Australian building and construction industry!
2021 Excellence in Housing and Pool Awards
Finally, we were able to host a “live” Event for this year’s Awards, held at The Star.
Clause 2.3.1 DOES NOT APPLY to Boundary Barriers
In light of recent member enquiries regarding clause 2.3.1 in the Australian Standard AS 1926.1 - Safety barriers for swimming pools, we spoke with the Swimming Pool & Spa Association (SPASA) to seek clarification on the issue. Spiros Dassikas, SPASA CEO, explains what happened and how it was resolved by...
Fair Work Commission introduces stop sexual harassment orders
In September 2021, the Australian Parliament passed the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 containing the first part of legislative reforms recommended in the Respect@Work report.
Covid Vaccine Policy Questions
NSW is enjoying a beautiful late spring as the COVID-19 lockdowns wind down towards the 1 December deadline.