Under Australian law WorkCover claims are legislated by the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act, 1986. Any worker who is injured during the course of employment can claim, but not all claims will be approved. It is recommended that you always seek legal advice when making claims, but various situations are particularly complicated. (more…)
Author Archive: Jeanne Austin
Queensland’s Housing Minister Tim Mander will next week push for a new affordable housing category in the wake of Federal Government’s decision to axe the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).
Announcing ConstructionQ on Monday – a new blueprint for Queensland’s $6 billion housing and construction industry – Mr Mander said changes had to be made to encourage construction of low cost affordable housing in Queensland. (more…)
Sydney-based interior design house Karanda Interiors has launched a self-service design website last April 30 to capitalise on the DIY boom, which is distrupting the furniture and homewares supply chain, and creating room for new entrants. (more…)
A snapshot analysis has found that low-income earners are being squeezed out of the Brisbane rental market.
As assessed by community welfare advocate Anglicare on April 14 for affordability; Of the 8266 available properties listed on realestate.com.au and Gumtree, Anglicare found just three were suitable for a family of two Newstart recipients with two children. (more…)
Handy Man DIY is a simple, all-in-one home improvement planner won’t change a faucet or install a ceiling fan, but it’ll tell how to do so. This planner will keep track of your room measurements, to-do list, shopping list and costs. Instead of going to the store with a rough idea of what you need and scribbled reminders on a sticky note, you’ll have everything on your phone. (more…)
According to the peak housing body, historical data indicates that Australia’s housing sector might stimulate the economy’s next round of growth. (more…)
Are you a first-time home buyer eager to get into the market? Here are steps to take to help you decide whether you’re ready to take the plunge. (more…)
It used to be that interior walls were finished with layers of wet plaster troweled onto wooden strips, or lathe, that were nailed to wall studs. But that changed almost a century ago when the gypsum panel that’s named Sheetrock. Because of its success, other manufacturers have long since gotten into the act.
Known generally as drywall, this material is sold in thin, paper colored sheets that awre typically 4ft wide by 8 or 10ft long. They come in various thicknesses, and it is easy to install with nails or screws; panel seams between pieces are layered with thin paper tape and covered with drywall compound. (more…)
Red is the color of passion, but if you’re too passionate about the color, you may be seeing red in your home as red can go everywhere from cheery and happy to angry and aggressive in the emotional spectrum. That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind when using red in a room, when is too much and when it is not enough. (more…)