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View from The Hill: If it’s serious about CFMEU, Labor should decline its money

Opinion: The government needs to use its powers to impose independent administrators or some other process, while declining CFMEU donations.

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Outdated safety standards bite the dust after airborne silica testing tech proves its worth

A groundbreaking advance in dust monitoring could bring a monumental safety shift for those still working with crystalline silica. 

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How Aussies lost over $600k to this “elaborate” online tradie scam

Police are warning Aussies to think twice when finding a tradie online after a spike in scam artists sees thousands of dollars flushed down the drain. 

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Tradies demolish bad habits to raise funds for suicide prevention

Dry Spell for MATES is a health-boosting initiative that challenges construction workers to break a bad habit while raising money to help build positive mental health in the construction and mining sectors.  

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Government expected to appoint administrators to clean up CFMEU, as union remains defiant

On Tuesday the defiant union was trying to fend off government action to deal with sweeping allegations of widespread misconduct that have been revealed by Nine media.

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Win a Milwaukee Tool Made in USA hand tool set

Throughout August we are giving away a Milwaukee Tool Made in USA hand tool set. Winning could not be easier.

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Tradie left paralysed after falling headfirst into concrete water tank

A horrific worksite accident has left one tradie paralysed for life after he fell headfirst into a concrete water tank.

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Wave goodbye to weeding with this set and forget solar-powered ‘backyard Roomba’

Throw that weed whacker out the window, put your feet up and take back your weekends while this robot backyard gardener gets to work. 

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What is an indoor smart garden, and does every foodie need one?

The growing popularity of indoor smart gardens allows anyone to grow their mini food gardens from the comfort of their home.  

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Turn your household plant into the family pet with the Plantagotchi

90s nostalgia is taking the Aussie smart garden industry by storm as the ‘plantagotchi’ makes waves on social media. 

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Freezing Aussies warming up to new build and rental rule changes amid cold snap

This winter's icy start has reignited debate about the energy efficiency of Aussie homes and their ability to maintain warmth.

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Can you change your mind after you buy a house?

Is it possible to end a contract to purchase or sell a house simply because you’ve changed your mind?

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Online tool educates DIY lovers and tradies about dangers of deadly building material

Banned building material asbestos is still claiming the lives of thousands of Aussies annually, but an online awareness tool hopes to demolish those figures.

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Why 300,000 tradies have this safety app in their back pocket

One Aussie tech company is trying to save tradie lives and stamp out safety hazards with a new worksite-wide smartphone app. 

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Tradies unearth the secrets to safe digging with free excavation education program

Tradies and apprentices are returning to the classroom to learn about digging risks as part of a new excavation education program. 

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Samsung now make a phone for tradies. Want to know the best thing about it?

Samsung and its new "Rugged" line of phones and tablets have been designed from the ground for the modern tradie on the tools.

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PHOTO GALLERY: June’s biggest building blunders revealed

Welcome back to Build-it’s “Building Blunders,” where we spotlight some of Australia's most astonishing errors made by tradies and home renovators.

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“Footy’s not forever”: Broncos player locks in carpentry as plan B

Brisbane Broncos player Cory Paix has revealed that, despite becoming an NRL sporting superstar, he's sticking true to his lifelong plan of becoming a certified tradie. 

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How slow adoption of new construction technologies is worsening Australia’s housing crisis

Experts say historical reluctance to adopt new building technologies could further slow the already sluggish construction of new homes across the country. 

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Aussie 3D printers build first-ever two-storey home in under two days

Aussie developers are pushing the frontier of construction technology with the unveiling of the country's first-ever 3D-printed two-storey home. 

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Aussie housing dreams rest on tradie shoulders

Grand plans to beat back the country’s housing crisis are set to fall flat if NSW can’t find thousands of more skilled tradies. 

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All eyes on Labor as alleged corruption envelops CFMEU. Here are the government’s options

The Nine newspapers and 60 Minutes exposé of alleged links between criminal elements and the Construction, Forestry and Maritime Employees Union (CFMEU) demands a strong response by the Victorian, NSW

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Builders warn industry isn’t “race ready” for 1.2 million home target

Builders are ringing alarm bells over the country’s lagging home approvals only days after the first shovel breaks ground on Albanese’s ambitious Housing Accords. 

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