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  • National Legionella Conference call for Abstracts 5 September 2017

        The National Legionella Conference is ... Continue Reading

  • What can tradies claim on their tax returns? 10 August 2017

    Tradies can claim deductions for expenses that directly relate to their work as an employee, including car, travel, tools and equipment, clothing, self-education and other work-related expenses. To claim a work-related expense you must have spent the money yourself and not ... Continue Reading

  • ABCB seeking comment on NCC 2019 10 August 2017

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has announced that it is seeking comment from stakeholders on the proposal to create a single set of governing requirements for the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019. This single set of requirements will include ... Continue Reading

  • Philmac working dogs 3 August 2017

    Australian pipe fittings manufacturer Philmac has announced a nationwide talent search for the country’s most impressive working dogs. Philmac is looking for Blue Heelers to be the new face of its brand ambassador Bluey after the popular dog announced his ... Continue Reading

  • World Toilet Summit 2017 3 August 2017

    The World Toilet Summit will be taking place at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 20-21 November 2017. This global event brings together various sanitation stakeholders under one roof to collaborate on innovative projects, inventions and products in the sanitation sector. ... Continue Reading

  • Laser Group raises $132,000 for beyondblue 2 August 2017

    When the statistics of depression within the construction industry were released not too long ago, it was a no brainer that Laser Plumbing & Electrical managing director Steve Keil would get behind beyondblue. Recently Steve, and other Laser members from Australia ... Continue Reading

  • WorkSafe inspectors focus on scaffolding 24 July 2017

    Builders and contractors are being urged by WorkSafe inspectors to make scaffolding a safety priority on Victorian construction sites after a string of serious injuries and near misses in recent months. WorkSafe has investigated 13 scaffold-related incidents since April and ... Continue Reading

  • WorkSafe cracking down on bullying 20 July 2017

    WorkSafe Victoria has announced a new three-year program will be set in place to target workplace bullies, teach employers about abusive behaviour in the workplace and how to prevent it. A series of workshops will be held across Victoria over the ... Continue Reading

  • Standards Australia seeks market terms 20 July 2017

    Standards Australia is asking global publishers and distributors to provide market terms for the distribution of its technical documents and other content under a Request for Proposal as it prepares for the end of its contract with SAI Global in December 2018. SAI Global ... Continue Reading

  • Tax deductions on the rise for tradies 20 July 2017

    The latest Australian tax return data has been analysed by, which found that on average tradies claim $4,871 worth of deductions on their tax returns. This beats out other common occupations, such as teachers, whose average claim was ... Continue Reading