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Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:59 +1100

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. But how do you safely 'unbuild' a city? asks Norman Day.

'This is the people's parliament': Scathing NT speaker threatens to halt work on $19 million carpark
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:19:50 +1100

NT Speaker Kezia Purick delivers a pointed rebuke to the NT Government, labelling its multi-million-dollar underground carpark project at Parliament House "unsatisfactory" and "poorly executed". Now, she wants to see "proper plans" before work on the project continues.

Sydney's dodgy developers to be rated and 'blocked' under proposed new laws
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:14:53 +1100

The NSW Government wants to introduce a range of measures to clamp down on dodgy developers and prevent a repeat of the Opal and Mascot towers cracking crises.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 06:05:32 +1100

Australia's record breaking dry spell is not only contributing to catastrophic bushfires and dying crops and livestock, it is also causing many houses across the nation to crack up.

Homeowners in 'disbelief' as drought drives rise in cracked buildings
Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:42:11 +1100

The drought is making clay soil around house footings to dry up, causing cracks in the walls of houses.

At least 24 killed, others trapped in building collapse in Cambodia
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 13:22:37 +1100

The seven-storey concrete building collapsed on Friday in the coastal town of Kep, about 160 kilometres south-west of the capital Phnom Penh.

Docklands' Central Pier shut indefinitely over safety fears as businesses plan to sue
Fri, 03 Jan 2020 19:15:40 +1100

Development Victoria confirms it will not reopen the 100-year-old structure, which was suddenly shut in late August due to public safety concerns, as businesses say they will sue for negligence.

Documents reveal 'extreme and ill-advised' secret plan to take land along the Ghan line
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 07:53:47 +1100

Federal cabinet documents kept secret for 20 years reveal a radical legislative proposal to acquire Aboriginal land to ensure the construction of the 1,400 kilometre rail line from the Red Centre to Darwin.

'We love this property': Bushfire destruction fuels rethink of how to build safer houses
Sun, 29 Dec 2019 09:10:30 +1100

Standing in a pile of rubble, Faith Gordon is still coming to terms with seeing her house destroyed by fire. She vows to rebuild in the bush, with her next house hopefully built to survive a bushfire if it happens again.

With thousands exposed to unsafe quantities of silica, this expert is blaming enforcement
Thu, 26 Dec 2019 05:49:15 +1100

The number of known silicosis cases in Australia is rapidly climbing, with the spike being driven by a trend towards engineered stone benchtops. One expert says the silica in them is significantly more toxic than asbestos.