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Apartments and units driving decline in housing..

The latest building approvals data for Victoria has been released, showing an overall decline in approvals, with apartments/units driving condition.

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OHS prosecution demonstrates there is no..

The prosecution was the first to result in a person being given a custodial sentence, since the offence was introduced in 2004.

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Royal Commission into banking: final report

The Royal Commission into banking kicked off in December 2017 and its long awaited report was published at the beginning of February.

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Industrial manslaughter laws will hinder safety and hurt small business

The prospect of a new criminal offence of industrial manslaughter will be devastating for the Victorian business sector.

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Casual Loading Offset Regulation takes effect

On 17 December 2018, the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulation 2018 (Amending Regulation) was registered and took effect from 18 December 2018.

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Small business member alert: ‘Employsure’ in court over misleading...

On 21 December 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) advised that it had initiated civil proceedings against employment relations company...

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4th Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication ANZ 2019

The many benefits for prefabricated construction continue to reveal themselves—the significant merits of reduced on-site building time and improved overall build...

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VBA publishes a cluster of advice pieces for builders and surveyors

In late December 2018, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) issued several advisory articles relevant to home builders.

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Strict lending standards see decline in total loans issued in Victoria

The latest ABS Housing Finance data has revealed a decrease in the number of home loans issued in Victoria for both first home buyers and investors.

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