Eye On The Industry

  • Summer Is Here And It’s Getting Hot

    The EZ17 mini-excavator from Wacker Neuson is happy to continue working even when the temperature is 45 degrees Celsius ; that’s right, 45 degrees Celsius! Most other mini excavators in the...

  • Queensland Government Against Deadly Silica

    Dust disease experts Slater and Gordon have applauded the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to mandate strict bans on the dry cutting, grinding or polishing of artificial engineered stone bench tops following increases...

  • Queensland Government Against Deadly Silica

    Dust disease experts Slater and Gordon have applauded the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to mandate strict bans on the dry cutting, grinding or polishing of artificial engineered stone bench tops following increases...

  • Adding A Touch Of Luxury To A Quality-Built Home

    Industrial design meets contemporary living at The Russet House, located in the tranquil suburb of Paddington in Brisbane, Queensland. Built by Rob and Andrew Gray from Graya Constructions, the talented brothers...

  • Naomi Builds A Brighter Future

    TAFE NSW Nowra student and mother of two, Naomi White, has swapped a career building foundations for better mental health, to a career building houses. In a move that surprised those...

  • Mental Health On Construction Sites

    A brand-new partnership between the Black Dog Institute and Target Tradies is set to deliver widespread mental health messages to construction workers. Through Target Tradies’ access to Australian construction sites, along...

  • Tools Over Health For Tradies

    Research shows tradies take better care of their tools than their health. Aussie tradies are almost twice as likely to take good care of their tools as their bodies despite having...

  • Apprentice Training

    States and Territories sign up to fund apprentice training. Master Builders Australia applauds the decision by South Australia, the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and New South Wales to sign...

  • Victoria’s Building Laws

    Changes to Victoria’s building laws came into effect on July 1, 2018. The reforms affect all building practitioners in Victoria, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers. The new reforms...

  • CSR Gyprock Launches Boundary Wall

    A building system designed to maximise liveable space and provide a high level of acoustic separation for zero-lot-line developments. With the demand for space in major cities at an all-time high,...

  • Relief for Home Buyers

    “Easing house price pressures are providing some affordability relief for home buyers,” commented Diwa Hopkins, HIA Economist. Some Relief for Home Buyers In the June 2018 quarter the HIA Affordability Index...

  • Finke

    In 2018 the Tatts Finke Desert Race dished up devastating and brutal conditions. The dust and heat were cruel, even by Finke standards. The Tatts Finke Desert Race has been running...

  • Tackle Skin Cancer on the Job

    Target Tradies and Cancer Council have announced the launch of a partnership to help educate Australian construction workers about the importance of being SunSmart at work. With evidence showing that outdoor...

  • Affordability Report

    Easing house price pressures continue to provide some affordability relief for home buyers. Following a number of years of strong growth that had eroded affordability for home buyers, price growth is...

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