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A construction worker enjoys time away from work with his son

Ensuring construction workers have time for life

Ensuring construction workers have time for life The Construction Industry Culture Taskforce (CICT) today launches public consultation on the Time for Life pillar of the new industry Culture Standard via our virtual consultation hub. Supporting our workers and improving productivity…

Two construction workers on a worksite for Seymour Whyte

Survey of 1.2m Aussie construction workers to tackle mental health demons

The largest-ever consultation of construction workers in Australia is aiming to drive down soaring suicide rates and improve mental wellbeing.

Two construction workers on site for Bouygues

Making construction a more attractive place to work

Making construction a more attractive place to work The Construction Industry Culture Taskforce (CICT) today launches public consultation on the Diversity and Inclusion pillar of the new industry Culture Standard through our virtual consultation hub. Improving diversity and inclusion in…

A Construction Worker walks down the Melbourne Metro tunnel

Addressing mental ill-health and suicide in our industry

Addressing mental ill-health and suicide in our industry The Construction Industry Culture Taskforce (CICT) today launches public consultation on the new industry Culture Standard and its first pillar, Wellbeing, through our virtual consultation hub. Improving worker wellbeing in construction Construction…

Interview: ABC Sydney Drive Program

CICT chairwoman and Infrastructure Australia director Gabrielle Trainor spoke with ABC Sydney’s Drive program earlier this week to discuss the wide range of impacts cultural issues in the construction industry are having on the lives of workers, and on our…

Construction industry’s cultural issues cost $8 billion annually

A major report into the construction industry released today demonstrates urgent change is needed to address cultural issues that are costing the economy nearly $8 billion annually due to workplace injuries, mental illness, suicide, long work hours and a lack…

Changing culture in construction would save $8 billion

Michael Bleby, Australian Financial Review NSW and Victoria will require tenderers on infrastructure projects to sign up to five-day work weeks, promote diversity and work-life balance to overcome the industry’s skills shortage and cut $8 billion in costs each year…

An $8 billion problem for construction

An $8 billion problem for construction The Construction Industry Culture Taskforce (CICT) today announces the release of The Cost of Doing Nothing – a major report demonstrating urgent change is needed to address cultural issues in the construction industry which…

Rethink urged on construction schedules

Industry calls for a rethink of construction schedules and timelines to reduce the pressure on its workers and lower “horrific” suicide rates. Gabrielle Trainor, a director of Infrastructure Australia and Chair of the Construction Industry Culture Taskforce (CICT), notes that…