House Standards Reform in Australia

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Federal, state and territory building ministers have agreed on a series of sweeping national reforms that will ensure that new homes in Australia will be more comfortable, liveable, accessible and energy efficient. Industry Minister Ed Husic chaired his first Building Ministers’ Meeting on Friday afternoon, where ministers agreed to changes to […]

Construction Confidence Check

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Despite growing concern around the industry and the collapse of multiple construction businesses across Australia, eight in ten (81%) senior business leaders in construction surveyed, agree that the construction industry in Australia is stable. The inaugural Kennards Hire Construction Confidence Check, suggests that senior business leaders in the construction sector surveyed […]

According to a Recent Global Report Australia Now has the Fourth Most Expensive Labour Costs in the World.

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Australia has become the fourth most expensive region for construction labour globally, reaching an average of USD$75.5 per hour. Switzerland (USD$118.1) is the most expensive followed by Austria (USD$77.7) and the USA is placed third (USD$77.1). The International Construction Market Survey (ICMS) from global professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend ranks […]