Queensland is almost doubling the capacity of its youth detention system in a bid to keep the community safe amid an outcry over juvenile crime.
construction and property
BlueScope Steel expects local housing starts to recover and strong demand in the United States for infrastructure, including steel-intensive renewable energy.
More than 2000 homes will go under the hammer on Saturday, a 13 per cent surge from the same weekend in 2023.
Construction workers have marched through Brisbane's streets demanding workplace safety action following the death of a colleague in December.
Members of the organising committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games have indicated a rebuild of the Gabba may not be the best way forward.
The long-awaited master plan Sydney's newest city has been released, but industry groups and others are frustrated by the slow pace of progress.
A Hong Kong court has ordered the world's most indebted property developer, China Evergrande Group, to liquidate after it failed to reach a debt deal.
A landmark government housing fund has opened its doors to developers as new data shows rental prices grew faster than home values for a second year running.
A $1.2 billion dam in Queensland is set to be rebuilt after experts said an existing wall had too many issues and could not be repaired.
A surprisingly strong year for the Australian housing market has ended on a weaker note, with performance varied across different regions and cities.
The Australian housing market ended 2023 on a flat note, despite respectable gains across the year, and are likely to fall going into 2024, experts say.
Emma Walters has been spared a conviction after a magistrate found she threatened to kill her estranged husband, union boss John Setka.
States will be required to go 50-50 with the federal government on infrastructure projects, angering premiers who believe the changes are unfair.
Pressure is mounting for a national ban on the use of engineered stone as one state sets a deadline on talks and threatens to go it alone.
The Minns government has faced the largest protest in its existence after angry construction workers demanded engineered stone be banned.
As floods, cyclones and bushfires become more ferocious, costs to home-owners could double by 2050 without changes to the construction code, an analysis shows.
Fugitive Jean Nassif has withdrawn his bid to work as an Australian construction industry boss months after police accused him of a $150 million fraud.
More than 10,000 home buyers have taken advantage of a federal scheme to buy their first property in regional areas in the first year of the program.
Queensland government officials will continue to meet with union representatives after members marched on parliament for the second time in as many months.
The financial hit from catastrophes may have dropped over the past 12 months but insurance premiums keep rising, an industry report shows.
The weather is hotting up and so is the property market, with a surge in the number of auctions set to be held over the first weekend of spring.
The builder delivering Brisbane's new Queen's Wharf resort and casino has sued the project's backers claiming more than $400 million in additional costs.
If work has got you down and the daily grind is feeling bleak, an olive branch and new profession is being offered ahead of national skills week.
The biggest rise in premiums in 20 years has raised concerns households may forego insurance and be even harder hit when the next disaster strikes.
Property prices across Australia are predicted to increase by up to five per cent in 2023, with some capital cities forecast for an even higher growth rate.
A union boss is challenging the federal government to think big and slap a super profits tax on big businesses to pay for social housing.
Sydney is falling behind on building new homes compared with elsewhere in the country, despite being the most acutely affected by shortages and price hikes.
A report has laid bare the extent to which both the Victorian and NSW state budgets depend on property taxes.
Federal Climate Minister Chris Bowen has taken a swing at his political opponents, claiming a "cabal of climate denial" runs policy in the federal opposition.
The Victorian government has extended its support scheme for Porter Davis customers who were left out of pocket when the company went into liquidation.
Melbourne-based Bentley Homes has collapsed, citing economic pressures, with the builder abandoning further works.