NSW inspects construction bankruptcy

By Paul Hemsley Sub-contractors may be protected from bankruptcy through a NSW Government inquiry into construction industry finances. The inquiry follows the collapse of hundreds of companies in NSW between 2009 and 2011, where up to 24000 creditors including suppliers and sub-contractors were short of millions of dollars. As a consequence of these collapses, thousands […]

SA to fast track construction industry

The South Australian Government has vowed to push ahead with an economic stimulus initiative aimed at reviving local building and construction activity after the state was stripped of its AAA credit status by ratings agency Standard and Poors. The infrastructure push aims to speed up the approval for construction projects that can be commenced quickly […]

Skills boosted for mining and construction

Specialist training will be provided in Western Australia in mining and construction following an upgrade of a South Guildford skills centre. The training will be open to almost 420 students after $10 million was spent extending the existing WesTrac National Skills Training Centre of Excellence – funded by the Australian Government in partnership with WesTrac […]

SA students renovate homes

A joint initiative between South Australian agencies and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has reaped the fruits of student labour.   Students from several northern Adelaide secondary high schools have fully restored and rebuilt two derelict northern suburbs Housing Trust homes at Davoren Park.   The students and their teachers have handed back the […]


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