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Category archive: Construction Industry News

Fact Sheet: Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017

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A New Law to Protect Workers and Honest Employers Legislation, long sought by unions, to protect workers from exploitation in the labour hire industry has passed State Parliament. The new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 will commence on 1 March 2018 and will make it unlawful to operate as a labour hire provider1 without a…

Asbestos awareness information for electricians

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Asbestos awareness information for electricians Electricians can be exposed to asbestos in a wide range of field specialties; from power stations to fixing up a  cable in a street pit or conduit to a suburban home.  Please read the pamphlet on the link below: Asbestos awareness information for electricians

Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products

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Senate inquiry into non-confirming building products 11 August, 2017   On Monday 31 July, 2017, CEPU SA Assistant Secretary Simon Pisoni appeared before the Senate Inquiry into non-conforming building products.  The submission focused on the importation of asbestos building products endangering the well-being of members and the wider community. Click here to read the transcript of…

Osborne naval shipyard transformed by $1.2 billion upgrade for Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Submarines

An Air Warfare Destroyer under construction at the Osborne shipyards.

Osborne naval shipyard transformed by $1.2 billion upgrade for Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Submarines Exclusive — Sheradyn Holderhead, Political Reporter, The Advertiser, May 16, 2017 SOUTH Australia’s naval shipyard will be transformed through a $1.2 billion injection into new infrastructure, kickstarting job creation under the Federal Government’s $89 billion shipbuilding program. As revealed in The…

Workers struggling to improve safety on South Australian construction sites despite deaths

The CFMEU worksite safety rally on the steps of Parliament House. Picture: Mike Burton

Workers struggling to improve safety on South Australian construction sites despite deaths Aaron Cartledge, The Advertiser,February 17 MASTER Builders Association chief executive officer Ian Markos has obviously not worked on a building site in South Australia lately and encountered a safety breach that might have endangered his life. If he had, he might understand that…

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