Construction industry

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Thousands of affordable UK homes ‘won’t be built because of safety crisis’
Construction firms say diversion of money towards repairs will result in fewer new buildings

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

17, Oct, 2021 @2:45 PM

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More than a quarter of new Sydney apartment blocks have defects, report suggests
Researchers say NSW apartment hunters have been ‘flying blind’ in a regulatory environment that shifts all the risk onto unit buyers

Royce Kurmelovs

13, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Cement makers across world pledge large cut in emissions by 2030
Industry responsible for about 8% of CO2 emissions commits to reaching net zero by 2050 without offsetting

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

12, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘This is not democracy’: Tories accused of selling out to developers
Environmentalist Isabella Tree says that ‘troubling’ relationship with housebuilders calls the party’s environmental credentials into question

Toby Helm Political Editor

10, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Energy crisis: Tory MPs join Labour in urging support for heavy industry
Households expected to be hit by massive bills in spring after 250% rise in gas prices since January

Clea Skopeliti

10, Oct, 2021 @3:09 AM

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Tories’ manifesto pledge to build 300,000 houses a year now ‘almost impossible’
Shortages of material, labour and drivers put the party’s mid-2020 target in serious jeopardy, say analysts

Michael Savage

09, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Gove looks at cutting insurance costs to tackle building safety crisis
Housing secretary may also push developers to pay for repairs in signs of renewed push to fix problem

Heather Stewart and Robert Booth

08, Oct, 2021 @11:21 AM

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UK gas price surge then falls back as Putin offers to stabilise energy markets – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

06, Oct, 2021 @4:55 PM

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‘We’ve set higher standards’: Victoria construction industry returns under strict Covid rules
State government warns compliance with pandemic regulations key to workplaces remaining open

Caitlin Cassidy

05, Oct, 2021 @4:59 AM

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Melbourne buildings vulnerable to ‘significant damage’ even with small earthquake tremors
Experts say comprehensive building inspections are needed to catch any undetected problems

Donna Lu

03, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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CFMEU blames protests for Covid outbreak at Victorian headquarters
Union’s Melbourne office declared tier one exposure site after four staff test positive to coronavirus

Michael McGowan

29, Sep, 2021 @3:27 AM

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Experience: our house was moved to a different town
We lived in our dream home. Then suddenly a huge chasm split our town. Rather than buy a new home for the move, we decided to transplant the house

Margot Isaksson

24, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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