Eye On The Industry

  • Westrac Technology Training Centre Opens For Business

    Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan officially opened leading Caterpillar dealer WesTrac’s new Technology Training Centre near the South West town of Collie. The centre...

  • MBA Chief Denita Wawn Wants $50,000 Home Raids On Super

    Master Builders Australia chief executive Denita Wawn, who sits on the board of industry super fund giant Cbus, is urging Josh Frydenberg to allow first-home buyers early access to $50,000 from...

  • DDT Deferred Until April 2021

    The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo at the Sydney Dragway, which was previously re-scheduled to October 2020, has been deferred until Thursday 9th to Sunday 11th of April 2021. The...

  • WA Drives A Lift In New Home Sales

    WA is leading the nation when it comes to home building, with HIA’s latest New Home Sales report showing the state’s new home sales figures are increasing more than anywhere else...

  • Sales Tactics That Get Them Across The Line!

    It’s not rocket science, the tried and tested way to convert leads into sales is CUSTOMER SERVICE! Construction was lucky enough to get through the first wave unscathed, however, the second...

  • Reduction In Red Tape For Trades A Welcome Step

    “The Federal Treasurer’s announcement that he and the State and Territory Treasurers have agreed to a process to recognise licensed trades qualifications across state borders is a welcome initiative that has...

  • Changes To The Workplace Exposure Standard For Silica Dust

    The workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable crystalline silica (silica dust) has recently halved. If you work with materials like engineered stone, concrete or tiles, use the new silica checklist to...

  • Toyota Huski Skid Steers

    A Secret To Success For High-End Landscaper A five-strong fleet of new Toyota Huski skid steer loaders is the latest ‘engine room’ driving the success of one of Victoria’s largest landscaping...

  • Jobkeeper Extension The Right Move

    The extension of the JobKeeper scheme is the right move for the building and construction industry and will help boost confidence in our industry, the economy and the community. Denita Wawn,...

  • Tradies Feedback On Pay Protections

    The NSW Government is seeking feedback from the construction industry over a proposed security of payment regulation, which will deliver a more secure system of contractor payments across the sector. NSW...

  • Is Your Workplace Covid Ready For A Return To Work?

    With the relaxation of stay at home orders and as people slowly return to work, there are many businesses, particularly SMEs, who don’t have dedicated safety experts in their business to...

  • Mum Starts Plumbing Business During Covid

    COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works, for Shae, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. The mother to three has homeschooled her seven and thirteen year-old children and looked after...

  • Home Builder And Building Bonus Stimulus Schemes

    HIA has welcomed WA Ben Wyatt’s sensible approach to fine-tuning WA’s administration of the HomeBuilder and Building Bonus housing stimulus schemes. “Today’s changes are sensible and will protect jobs and worker...

  • Skilled Trades Supply &Demand Remain Close To Equilibrium In June Quarter

    “Despite all the push and pull factors at play due to COVID-19 during the June 2020 quarter, supply and demand for skilled trades remained close to equilibrium,” stated HIA Economist Angela...

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