Big lift for skills

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Commuters on Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge can often see the jib of a luffing crane, stretching and flexing through morning exercises, in the business park below them. The 38m Leibherr tower crane is state-of-the-art, the only one of its kind in Australia and the centrepiece of the Victorian … [Read more...]

CFMEU care delivers for youngsters

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As apprentice numbers tumble across Australia, Tony Abbott’s trade union royal commission is taking aim at successful skills programs. It will be interesting to see if its recommendations take account of industry needs. Brisbane’s RNA convention centre hosts some flash gigs but not many … [Read more...]