Construction Industry ‘Going to the Wall’ as Builders, Suppliers Call to be Classified as Essential

Desperate construction workers have risked being fined after uniting on either side of the Queensland-New South Wales state border to push for changes to COVID-19 restrictions, with one business owner claiming “they’ve been extorted from working”. A group of industry representatives from both states met on either side of the border on Wednesday morning calling to change the classification of an essential worker. With NSW currently in lockdown, tradies living south of the border risked being fined for breaching stay-at-home orders to attend the gathering. Read more…


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