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Sun Protection for Construction Workers

January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Sun Protection for Construction Workers

Being right smack in the middle of the Australian summer, sun protection isn’t just a consideration of work comfort, it is a site safety issue. Did you know that Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world? And some very sobering statistics are that at least 1 in every 2 Australians will […]

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Sustainable Waste Management Promotes Cultural Shift in the Construction Industry

January 13, 2016 0 Comments
Sustainable Waste Management Promotes Cultural Shift in the Construction Industry

The Australian construction and civil construction industries are among the leading contributors to generating heaps of waste to landfill. On average, about 40% of construction and demolition is dumped. This has alerted the government to initiate strategies to reduce construction waste. One of those initiatives is encouraging construction companies to practice sustainable waste management. As […]

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The Rise of Inferior Building Products in Australia

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
The Rise of Inferior Building Products in Australia

The Senate has recently announced an inquiry into substandard building products being brought into Australia in response to concern over a rise of poor quality imports. The inquiry was called for by independent senators Nick Xenophon, John Madigan and Jackie Lambie. The alarm over the issue of inferior building products being brought into Australia is well […]

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Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) Time

June 10, 2014 0 Comments
Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) Time

Building and Construction companies that pay contractors for construction work and services need to prepare to report those payments on an annual basis to the Australian Tax Office. If you pay contractors for construction work then your TPAR is due 21 July 2014. This does not just affect the Building and Construction Industry but it is […]

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Changes to NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Changes to NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

NSW Security of Payment Act Changes will affect Civil Construction Head Contractors. In NSW, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 is the key legislation that regulates all payment practices across the industry. This includes residential, commercial and civil construction activity. The NSW Government made changes to the Act in November 2013 […]

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Re-establishing the ABCC

February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Re-establishing the ABCC

Last year when the Coalition came to Government, a key policy promise was to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). On November 14, 2013 they began the process with the introduction into Parliament of the Building and Construction Industry (Productivity) Bill 2013. It is important once again to understand what impact this has, […]

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Civil Construction Training Resource

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Civil Construction Training Resource

Welcome to the new website for Civil Construction Courses. This is a website for highlighting news and training providers in the areas of Civil Construction. Civil Construction Training Organisations work with students intent on working with large building and construction projects, whether it be re-designing the infrastructure of a mining town, overseeing the work on the […]

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