In Focus Region ACT And Southern NSW (46) Hunter NSW (46) National Office (46) New South Wales (46) Northern Territory (46) North Queensland (46) Queensland (46) South Australia (46) Tasmania (46) Victoria (46) Western Australia (46) Date Range Past Month (4) Past 3 Months (6) Past 1 Year (22) Past 2 Or More Years (40) Domino effect One by one we’re seeing industrial manslaughter laws being introduced in Australian states and territories. So, what does that mean for employers? Up for debate Inquiries, committees, the rise of the ‘expert’ and superficial reforms has industry caught up in a media maelstrom that’s eroding confidence in newly built buildings in the community. Aussie dream, a pipe dream? Some things in life are certain. Most people tend to cite death and taxes, but new housing data now shows Australians can be sure of something else: home ownership is becoming less of a certainty for each generation, one after the next. Views from the house HOUSING sits down with federal Housing Minister Michael Sukkar to talk about home ownership and affordability, and the federal government’s plans for housing in the new decade. 2020 Vision Though we’re just dipping our toes into the pool that is the 2020s, there are already a few vibrant trends vying for our attention – and a few understated styles quietly stepping up to the podium. From building design to interior décor, these trends are set to make a splash within the home this year, offering enough variety and versatility to serve as inspiration for a permanent or seasonal change. 2020 the comeback kid? 2019 was a challenging year for home builders but indicators show things may be looking up as we head into the new decade. Same but different Who looks after granny better? When it comes to planning and building secondary dwellings there are differences between what our states and territories allow. Breaking through barriers The outlook for women in the residential building industry looks bright, and HIA is working towards their future.