AMENDMENTS TO CONSTRUCTION IN VICTORIA

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTRUCTION IN VICTORIA

Victoria’s construction industry will be impacted significantly for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began as sweeping workplace shutdowns come into effect. Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday that, under the newly-implemented State of Disaster, dozens of services will be barred from operating effective from Wednesday. “Construction, which in many respects is the lifeblood…

ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS

ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS

More than 116,000 Australians are sleeping rough, couch surfing, or bunking in pricey or crowded rooms each night – even in the nation’s richest suburbs. Research released on Monday suggests there is a shortfall in safe and uncrowded housing in every single federal electorate, with about 69,000 more properties needed to put a roof over…

KEEP SANE AND CARRY ON

KEEP SANE AND CARRY ON

It’s six months since the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Australia. The milestone invites a review of how we’ve managed the outbreak thus far and a preview of where we might be headed. For the first four months or so we seemed to have it under control. But then community transmission flared in…