Business Conditions Survey Findings
Management by Design records a positive outlook in the recent survey.
Welcome Catherine Townsend, new president of the AACA
The ACA welcomes the appointment of Catherine Townsend as President of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.
Fast Track Pathways to Registration
The AACA has introduced two fast track pathways to registration for experienced practitioners.
Free Trade Resources
The Federal Government has developed a set of resources to help businesses make the most of the free trade agreements signed with South Korea, Japan and China.
Australian Government Response to the Competition Policy Review
An update on the Australian Government’s response to the “Harper Review” into competition policy.
ACIF Forecasts - July 2015
ACIF has released its latest forecasts.
Galaxy Poll - the Benefits of Good Design
The AACA Galaxy Poll finds that the community understands the value that good design brings and the importance of involving qualified and experienced designers in public buildings.
CPD now Compulsory in Victoria
The ARBV advises that continuing professional development is now compulsory in Victoria.
Investing in Cities
A new report from ASBEC – Investing in Cities – calls for action by at all levels of government “to increase the productivity, prosperity and liveability of Australia’s cities”.
New AACA Overseas Qualification Assessment Process
The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has recently revised the Overseas Qualification Assessment, resulting in a simpler and more direct process.
Architecture in Australia - International Comparisons
The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has launched a new online matrix enabling the comparison of registration requirements in Australia and elsewhere. This is complemented by an overview of the Australian architecture industry.
What is the Biggest Problem you Face Running Your Business?
Help Coincraft out by taking their short survey.
Mario Dreosti outlines the sections of the Competition Policy Review that are of immediate relevance to the profession.
More for Less
A new report from Consult Australia argues that there are many opportunities for better and more efficient procurement of professional services on government projects.
New Trilateral Agreement between Australia, Canada and New Zealand
A new agreement signed by the AACA means that experienced registered architects can be recognised in all three countries.
Construction Market Report
What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.
Building and construction campaign
The Infrastructure Q Directions Statement from the Queensland Government.
SEPP 65 Consultation
Have your say on proposed changes to NSW’s SEPP 65 – Design Quality of Residential Flat Development.
Public Infrastructure Report
The ACA welcomes the release of the final inquiry report of the Productivity Commission into Public Infrastructure.
Unfair Contract Terms
The Australian Government is investigating the use of unfair terms in contracts, with the intent of providing better proteaction for small business. Have your say in the consultation phase.
Plan ahead for new water metering requirements in NSW
Government Review of the OHS Accreditation Scheme
A discussion paper and the terms of reference for the review of the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme are now available.
Unions Royal Commission
The terms of reference have been released for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
NSW ARB Research Grant
Do you have an 'innovative and forward-looking' proposal for research into the value of good design and the state of the profession? The NSW Architects Registration Board is calling for submissions for its 2014 Research Grant.
Study of Major Project Development Assessment Processes
The Productivity Commission has released the report from its study of major project development assessment processes.
AIA Compensation Report
The American Institute of Architects' 2013 Compensation Report.
Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot
Consult Australia has released its 2013 Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot.
A Report into IT Pricing
Why are IT products more expensive in Australia and what is being done about it?
National Infrastructure Plan
Infrastructure Australia has released the National Infrastructure Plan, a report to the Council of Australian Governments.
RBA Chart Pack
The RBA Chart Pack includes material of interest to architecture and construction.
A New Deal for Urban Australia
The Urban Coalition report argues that significant investment is needed in Australia’s cities.