“Today’s (March 8 2019) commitment by the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations and Minister for Women to provide $675,000 in funding for mentoring and promoting the participation of young women in the building industry, is a positive step,” said HIA’s Chief Executive Industry Policy, Kristin Brookfield.

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 0.7 points to 43.8 in February 2019, indicating a slightly slower rate of decline for the construction industry on aggregate (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the decrease).

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