The Health of the Australian Construction Industry

John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic, Julia Korolkova, Didi Hu

Melbourne Law School | Published : 2020


The Construction industry in Australia generates over A$360 billion in revenue, producing around 9% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product. In 2019, over 1.15 million people were employed in the construction industry (being 9.0% of the Australian workforce). Governments at all levels spend a significant amount on construction and infrastructure and this amount is increasing. Given this landscape, it is appropriate to pause and consider the health of the Australian construction industry. This research project did just that. The authors’ intention was to ‘take the temperature’ of the industry and identify areas which might benefit from further research and consideration, with a view to maxi..

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