Do We Need a Construction Industry Strategy

Peter Barda writes ... Industry activist David Chandler has been writing for more than a year about the need for an industry strategy. Early in the life of the Abbott Government, Chandler argued that the Commonwealth and State Governments had a unique opportunity to “dramatically improve the productivity of the building and Construction industry” and lower its costs. READ MORE

What is the Impact of the Boral and CSR Brick Merger?

The ACCC’s recent approval of the Boral + CSR brick business merger in my view is a job half done. The legal mumbo jumbo influencing the decision misses key issues and much of the argument is outdated opinion bowed to the powerful lobbying of the proponents. READ MORE