“Stimulus not subsidies” – Master Builders calls for $13.2 billion


A building and construction stimulus of $13.2 billion will stimulate more than $30 billion in new economic activity and create more than 100,000 jobs, according to a callout from Master Builders Australia.


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Toolbox Talk: addressing the mental health impacts of COVID-19


COVID-19's effects have been many and impacts on workers include financial strain, family issues and increased pressures at home. All of these factors can contribute to stress and exacerbate mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. University of Sydney modelling suggests 750 additional lives could be lost to suicide each year for the next five years. One in four of these deaths will be young people.


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RS Pro donates thermal imaging cameras to volunteer fire-fighters


Thermal imaging cameras are used to collect accurate, fast and reliable temperature measurement during firestorms, in low visibility environments and in hard-to-reach terrain.


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Builders commend Government on procurement and payment time changes


Master Builders Australia has welcomed the Federal Government's move to amend its procurement and contracting arrangements to support businesses through COVID-19.


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Certain trades see increase as residents invest in lockdown home repairs


To make the lockdown easier to bear for residents, air conditioning and heating jobs, electrical services jobs and painting jobs were some of the jobs to see in increase in April.


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Tradies report a 20 percent decline in income


A ServiceSeeking.com.au survey of more than 900 trades professionals explored the effect on jobs and income in these challenging times.


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How we build now – survey of Australian builders during the COVID-19 pandemic


Procore has released the results of a survey exploring how COVID-19 has influenced the outlook, impact and technology use of Australian builders.


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