Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas claims that the State Government is spending more on infrastructure in the state than the Federal Government plans to spend across Australia over the next decade. Is he correct?
There is a "crisis of confidence" in the NSW building industry following the second emergency evacuation of an apartment block in Sydney in six months, the Insurance Council of Australia and Federal Government warns.
Mascot Towers building management tells residents who were evacuated on Friday night after cracks were found in the Sydney apartment building to seek help from the Salvation Army if they are facing financial hardship.
As the spotlight falls on Sydney's residential construction industry after the Mascot Towers scare, the already-cooling market means developers are putting a halt on construction.
Engineers are assessing the multistorey complex in Mascot that was evacuated on Friday night after cracks were found in the building's car park.
A resident of a Mascot apartment block evacuated over structural concerns says he was left crying in the street and threatened with arrest after trying to rescue his pets.
From nets that catch litter coming out of storm drains to roads made of recycled rubbish, some small West Australian councils are attracting global attention for their environmental ideas.
There is no respite from the bad news in the construction sector, with a respected industry survey pointing to the sharpest decline in activity in six years and more jobs lost in May.
Rather than working on orchards or cattle farms, word has spread among female backpackers in the Top End about another industry that's on the move.
The Prime Minister is pressing ahead with the Government's ambitious Pacific step up, reshaping Australia's aid program in Solomon Islands by pledging $250 million during a short visit to Honiara.