Eye On The Industry

  • Work-Related Fatalities Continue To Decline But More Work Needed

    Safe Work Australia has released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2018 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured through work-related activity. The...

  • The House Of 2020

    Top home experts, architects and interior designers reveal what will shape the homes of a new decade. The 1920s saw the introduction of two influences on Australian home style driven by...

  • Timber Do You Know Your Type?

    Timber flooring has many different names and styles and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish the faux from the real making us question if our floorboard choices are faux real?...

  • Builder Denies Responsibility For His Own Company’s Work

    The Victorian Building Authority is preparing to defend itself against proceedings brought by Hickory Group’s Michael Argyrou, who is attempting to argue that the Authority has no right to discipline him....

  • Poor Plumbing Practices See Plumbers Fined, Suspended

    The Victorian Building Authority has disqualified one plumber for two years and issued fines totalling $33,524 against 15, following a series of inquiries held in the first half of 2019. In...

  • 1300apprentice

    Working with large and small employers 1300apprentice connects apprentices and trainees to the right employer. 1300apprentice is a for-purpose organisation with over 30 years of experience in the Vocational Education Training industry...

  • Silicosis Awareness Now Priority For Medical Professionals

    Awareness raising for lung health and lung disease will be among the issues discussed at WorkSafe Victoria’s Silicosis Summit for medical professionals this week. Research into the deadly lung disease silicosis...

  • Cladding Safety

    Victorian Building Authority welcomes the establishment of Cladding Safety Victoria and the announcement of a building regulatory review. The Victorian Building Authority welcomes the State Government’s decision to establish Cladding Safety...

  • Surprise Increase In Building Starts

    “The number of new homes commencing construction in the June quarter increased by 1.1 per cent, the first increase since December 2017,” said Tim Reardon, HIA Chief Economist. The ABS released...

  • National Strategy To Improve Outcomes For Australian Workers

    Safe Work Australia has launched the National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030. This landmark national initiative sets an ambitious agenda to minimise the impact of work-related injury and illness, and optimise...

  • Makinex Awards Intafloors As Partner Of The Year 2019

    Each year Makinex nominates one of their key resellers as Partner of the Year. This award is based on the following criteria: Breadth of range Sales Collaborative Marketing Brand Association Not...

  • First Home Buyers Surge

    “First home buyers are continuing to take advantage of a less competitive environment and more affordable house prices. The number of loans to first home buyers was up by 1.3 per...

  • Commercial Building Approvals Surge

    Commercial building approvals surged in August smashing all monthly records. “The amount of commercial building approval surged during August to record its strongest ever monthly performance,” Master Builders Chief Economist Shane...

  • Get Up And Move

    If you’re a plant operator, truck driver or even a project supervisor, it’s not uncommon to spend as much as eight hours per day in a seated position when performing your...

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