Back to Work Youth Boost Extended

Back to Work Youth Boost Extended Exciting news. The Back to Work Youth Boost has been extended with Queensland until the 30th June 2018. The Back to Work Youth Boost extension allows for the alignment with South East Queensland based employees. Eligibility for this Youth Boost payment is for all employers who hire unemployed youth…

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Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia

Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia The Australian Government are running a great Initiative for South Australian residents. The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia offers support for 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. First round of applications open: Thursday 12 October 2017 First…

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Ergon, Energex seek apprentices from diverse backgrounds

This Blog is taken directly from Queensland Government Website – which can be viewed here Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply The Honourable Mark Bailey Thursday, September 28, 2017 Ergon, Energex seek apprentices from diverse backgrounds Ergon Energy and Energex will have a strong focus…

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Suicide a Top Concern among Construction Workers

Suicide a Top Concern among Construction Workers Construction workers face a lot of stress in the workplace. As a result, dozens of workers die or suffer serious injury each year because of suicide attempts. In Queensland alone, more than 40 construction workers died because of suicide, and more than 100 people suffer permanent disability due…

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Register of Contractors for Cyclone Debbie

Register of Contractors for Cyclone Debbie With Cyclone Debbie on top of us, the QBCC is busy establishing a register of contractors. If you are are able to assist with recover work once Cyclone Debbie has passed then you need to make your intention on the list. This list will be available to home owners…

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External Balconies must be waterproofed

External Balconies must be Waterproofed There is a rising number of complaints regarding the work on balconies in the Victoria area. The Victorian Building Authority regulates building throughout the state and has announced that there has been poor waterproofing on balconies that have led to damage to homes. As the weather in Victoria turns wet,…

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Gold Coast 2020

Gold Coast 2020 A look to the future and what the Gold Coast will look like in 2020 As investment floods into the area, the Gold Coast will look very different to what it does today by the year 2020. There are seven new towers planned with more than 6,000 units and plans for a…

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Unlicensed Building Work

Unlicensed Building Work Consumers urged to only contract with licensed individuals or companies There is a great deal of concern from the regulator of the building industry about using unlicensed builders. The public have been warned about this in the wake of a finer of more than $40,000 for 4 companies. They were found to…

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Fair trading cracks down on unlicensed builder

Fair trading cracks down on unlicensed builder   There has been a recent prosecution of a carpenter in Epping due to the fact he was unlicensed and carrying out work. The carpenter was prosecuted after NSW Fair Trading discovered him acticely undertaking carpentry work without being licensed. In July 2016, Byung-Joong Cha (who is also…

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Fair Trading on Unlicensed builder