“Infrastructure Australia’s audit points both to successes and shortcomings in the approaches to Australia’s economic and social infrastructure. Notwithstanding the impressive current pipeline of projects, the Audit points to the need for further investment, more farsighted planning and better coordination,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.

The COAG meeting of state and territory leaders with the Prime Minister presents a golden opportunity to bring the VET sector back into the frame of Australia’s education system. Vocational education and trade training must receive the same recognition as other education pathways.

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) fell by 3.9 points to 39.1 in July (2019), recording the construction industry’s steepest overall rate of contraction in six years (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the decrease).