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Boom to spike building costs: industry

Strong growth in engineering construction fuelled by the resources boom is expected to exacerbate skills shortages and increase construction costs over the next two years, the building and construction industry says.

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What skill shortage, I work in construction industry and the only jobs I can find are shutdowns and that is not full time but working 1 week a month. All this talk of skill shortage has been going on for years so the industry had plenty of time to train or reskill Australians if we really had a shortage. I believe its only an excuse to import more 457 workers and cut conditions and wages of Australian workers.

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