Media Coverage

ACA Culture Pledge In this article ACA President Annabel Crookes highlights the exciting opportunity for change with ACA members committing to significant actions aimed at transforming the culture of the industry within five years to help address current workforce shortages and position the industry for the future.
Interview: ABC RN Breakfast Dr Natalie Galea and 2022 Victoria Apprentice of the Year Chhunly Taing (John Holland Group) spoke with Sarah Dingle about whether the construction industry is getting less blokey and whether women working in traffic control management are transitioning into construction
Interview: The Company Director Magazine Domini Stuart – Australian Institute of Company Directors CICT Chair Gabrielle Trainor AO discusses the development of a Culture Standard which focuses on securing the long-term sustainability of the construction industry by tackling key cultural issues
Survey of 1.2m Aussie construction workers to tackle mental health demons The largest-ever consultation of construction workers in Australia is aiming to drive down soaring suicide rates and improve mental wellbeing.
Interview: ABC Sydney Drive Program CICT chairwoman and Infrastructure Australia director Gabrielle Trainor spoke with ABC Sydney’s Drive program earlier this week to discuss the wide range of impacts cultural issues in the construction industry are having on the lives of workers.
Changing culture in construction would save $8 billion NSW and Victoria will require tenderers on infrastructure projects to sign up to five-day work weeks, promote diversity and work-life balance to overcome the industry’s skills shortage and cut $8 billion in costs each year due to injury, mental health, suicide and higher-than-average death rates.
Rethink urged on construction schedules Industry calls for a rethink of construction schedules and timelines to reduce the pressure on its workers and lower “horrific” suicide rates.