Building and Construction

A Sydney apartment building was evacuated after cracks were found. This is what we know

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 13:41

Engineers are assessing the multistorey complex in Mascot that was evacuated on Friday night after cracks were found in the building's car park.

Residents left homeless, crying in the street after Sydney high-rise evacuation

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:39

A resident of a Mascot apartment block evacuated over structural concerns says he was left crying in the street and threatened with arrest after trying to rescue his pets.

In the early-1990s re-training was not enough to get a job

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 04:18
The ABC's Mark Colvin visited Dandenong, outside Melbourne, in 1991 to report on the unemployment crisis during Australia's last recession. He spoke with an out of worker cook trying to re-train as a welder.

This simple Aussie pollution solution is taking the world by storm

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:52

From nets that catch litter coming out of storm drains to roads made of recycled rubbish, some small West Australian councils are attracting global attention for their environmental ideas.

Construction slowdown worsens, more jobs are lost and new orders dry up

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 11:48

There is no respite from the bad news in the construction sector, with a respected industry survey pointing to the sharpest decline in activity in six years and more jobs lost in May.

Performance of Construction Index

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:59

Construction jobs

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:58

Empty shops

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:17

Tiff and Rebecca high vis

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:01

High vis and photo wall

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:01

Louise crothers with dog

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:01

Lollipops instead of fruit a sign of the times for backpackers

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:01

Rather than working on orchards or cattle farms, word has spread among female backpackers in the Top End about another industry that's on the move.

Happy hour in high vis

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:01

Chris Boyer Trafficwerx

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:01

Morrison pledges $250m for Solomon Islands infrastructure in Pacific push

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 00:28

The Prime Minister is pressing ahead with the Government's ambitious Pacific step up, reshaping Australia's aid program in Solomon Islands by pledging $250 million during a short visit to Honiara.