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Builders’ battles belittle betterment

BY ALEC SMART Whilst cracks appearing in new apartment buildings are dominating news headlines and analysts point the blame at dodgy builders, lax inspectors, corrupt developers and poor governance by the NSW Government, a vicious feud continues between two of the most powerful forces in the construction industry – the ABCC and the CFMMEU. In […]

Right to free speech flags in Australia

BY ALEC SMART Construction companies face a ban from obtaining federal government contracts if employees fly a Eureka flag or display union-affiliated symbols on clothing and equipment in new regulations set by the Turnbull administration. On 30 January 2018 the federal government-managed Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) warned that employers in breach of a […]