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Faster payment times for small business sub-contractors


01 October 2021 - Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Businesses with Commonwealth government contracts will have to pay their small business sub-contractors within 20 days or risk fines and penalties under new laws starting today (1st Oct), says the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson.


Unlocking timber for 10,000 new homes


The Australia Government is injecting $15.1 million to help address timber shortages for the construction industry, unlocking vital materials for 10,000 new homes to be built.

The new program will target timber on Kangaroo Island and support the transportation of bushfire‑salvaged softwood to timber mills.

Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Housing...

Technical and regulatory changes


Key technical and regulatory matters currently confronting the building and construction industry include:

  • Review of the Draft 2022 National Construction Code
  • Changes required under the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2021 (D & BP Act 2021)
  • Other Current Technical Matters

Review Draft 2022 National Construction Code
The Australian Building...

Strong and gusty winds in construction


Employers and principal contractors must proactively manage the risks associated with high winds on construction sites, to reduce the risk of serious injuries and fatalities.

The risk

Construction sites can have varying levels of risk from strong or gusty winds, depending on the stage of the build, the associated plant...