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Beefed-up construction laws to help WA sub contractors - Perth
LARGE construction companies that don't pay subcontractors will be banned from applying for government work, under beefed-up laws in WA.
Complaints about late and non-payments to subcontractors have been rampant in WA's building industry, with the troubled new Perth children's hospital a notable example this year with head contractor John Holland accused of ripping off small businesses.
WA third for female tradies, with around one in six tradies women
The construction site is no longer just a man’s world.
New data shows thousands of women each year are donning tool belts to join the ranks of qualified tradies.
And they’re not just joining — tradie ladies are taking a hammer to the glass ceiling by starting their own businesses.