WHY has the Construction Sector got the Highest Rate of Suicide?

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WHY has the Construction Sector got the highest rate of Suicide?

WITH 80 to 90% the spiral can start from a relationship break down, or any kind of loss, from a loved one to gambling.  Followed by unexpected financial problems … a lack of Job security*

They work excruciatingly long hours to work themselves out of a job—every six months

Pressed to complete large projects on-budget with unrealistic timelines … prioritised over employee wellbeing … for whose benefit?

Together the leadership and their staff are going through this drive for cost savings … for whose benefit?

These workers are 53% more likely to die by suicide than other employed males in this country. 

Death by suicide in the sector is six times higher than death due to site accidents.

Nor have they been encouraged to seek help …

AS it is said it starts ‘at the Top’ …

WHO benefits from the workers’ long hours, insecurity, on-budget, unrealistic timelines, cost savings … certainly not the workers or the clients (buyers) of developments …

AS it is said it starts ‘at the Top’ destroying our $ociety ...

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The Urban Developer: Why Is Suicide So Widespread In The Construction Sector?

https://www.theurbandeveloper.com/articles/suicide-construction-sector-australia

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Michael Pascoe reveals how the Housing Affordability Crisis has come about

‘Michael Pascoe: The federal government doesn’t care at all about the housing crisis’

WHY would it? Having created it …

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The LNP … its Culture …

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THE LNP

IS it the philosophy that lies at the core of its insidious culture …?

“We are on your side. If you have a go in this country you’ll get a go. That’s what fairness in Australia means.”

And how the Liable Nasty Party achieves this ‘for some’ is through PORKBARRELLING to ensure they win ‘those Coalition or Marginal Seats’

And granting far more to Private Schools!

As revealed in this Report! ‘Privilege over policy’.

Over the decade, private school funding up by $2,164 per student, adjusted for inflation, compared to $334 per student for public schools. Both states and Feds responsible’

VIEW: ‘Tudge butchers Public School Funding’

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And that is how ‘you get a go’ over others who too want a go!

IS it Sc.mmo’s belief that it is only the property and mining sectors that allegedly keep our economy strong?

Before entering politics SM wrote the policy for the developer lobby, The Property Council of Australia … did that lead to his annointment? You think?

‘The single biggest property donor last year (2020) was Sugolena, a private company set up by Isaac and Susan Wakil, who came to Sydney after World War II and assembled a portfolio of empty buildings across the city.

The couple sold their properties in 2014 to raise $200 million for a charitable foundation. While Sugolena had no history of substantial donations, the company, led by Mr Wakil after the death of his wife three years ago, gave $4.1 million to the Liberal Party in the weeks before and after the May 2019 federal election.

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‘Competitive advantage’: Call for curbs as property sector ramps up political donations

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/competitive-advantage-call-for-curbs-as-property-sector-ramps-up-political-donations-20210126-p56wva.html

Has this sector played a role in ensuring that 100% of ‘new homes’ could be sold to foreign buyers … to create a World-wide market particularly in China for Australian homes? (FIRB Ruling)

And hence the high-rise tower precincts now on every horizon across Sydney … the congestion on our roads … our trains, buses and schools all full-up!

IS that how ‘you get a go’ over others who too want a go?

2021 … The Australian Housing Market is Exploding

2020 … there was a lull with Covid and the withdrawal of buyers from China now replaced by an accelerant …

‘ … The accelerant for this fire is being splashed by other arsonists – the government and the Reserve Bank, with miniature interest rates, grants, negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount.’

Alan Kohler: The housing market is exploding again

NOW … there’s more …

WITH First Home Buyers and investors taking on large mortgages at record low rates … but for how long?

AND a housing shortage has led to this price explosion!

IS it Sc.mmo’s belief that it is only the property and mining sectors that allegedly keep our economy strong?

THAT despite the advice of Economists that lifting wages, lifting JobSeeker above the poverty line would ensure more money would flow and boost our economy … the Liable Nasty Party persists with the lowest wages growth for some 60 years … has allowed temporary migration on these low wages (cash in hand) with the lure of ‘Permanent Residency’ ensuring high unemployment for Australians esp. our Youth

By selling off our Public Assets to the ‘Mates’ … and privatising Services

A mean and tricky grubment …

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‘Dennis Atkins: When Scott Morrison says he’s listening, it’s only to himself’

https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2021/03/27/dennis-atkins-morrison-truth/?fbclid=IwAR2jSYmTLqRA3-Wv-FE4aqndhZwBGd1-7Yy-1VTfUKrMJQQu6PrFEw6HwGk

The Liable Nasty Party promised to deliver 4 Million Covid Vaccines by the end of March 2021 … yet only some 700,000 have been vaccinated so far … how safe is that?

What could Closed Borders mean for us in Oz?

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With international borders closed, will the bargaining power of Australian workers increase?(ABC Western Qld: Damien Lakrins, File Photo)

They were game doing this piece, note the wriggle room they gave themselves.

It’s on the money, but will many take it on board?

IT could very well mean that you may finally get a bigger pay rise … that’s what!

Actually CAAN has shared with you a number of like reports from Leith Van Onselen and others at

Macro Business …

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‘Why closed borders mean you may finally get a bigger pay rise’

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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-21/wages-could-rise-when-international-borders-are-closed/13262394

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NEW ZEALAND … ANZ Bank Tackles its Heated Property Market!

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New Zealand … ANZ Bank tackles HEATED PROPERTY MARKET!

TO stop Property Investors Scooping Up Homes  …

How?  By demanding 40% deposit for investors! 

WHY not do the same here in Australia?

To ‘make way for Home Buyers’, and not the Financialization of Housing … FFS!

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Property Investors Deposit Up 40%: What It Means For Homebuyers

17  DECEMBER 2020

The ‘Australia New Zealand Bank, the biggest bank and money lender in New Zealand … is now increasing its minimum deposit to 40% for residential property investors.

This was announced on Tuesday, 15 December 2020; effective immediately.

The Bank’s big move was implemented as soon as they learnt that 32.4% of mortgage lending went to investors; with a mere 18.3% to first-time homebuyers.

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https://www.glimp.co.nz/property-investors-deposit-up-40-what-it-means-for-homebuyers

RBNZ targets residential property investors with new high LVR restrictions: Most investors to need 40% deposits and most owner-occupiers 20% deposits

9 FEBRUARY 2021

The Reserve Bank New Zealand (RBNZ) witnessed a rapid acceleration in the housing market, and new records being set for the national median price, and a strong pace for new mortgage lending!

This raised concerns about the risk of a sharp correction in the housing market for financial stability! With evidence of speculation surfacing, and many buyers highly leveraged!

That highly indebted borrowers … mostly investors are vulnerable to house price corrections, and more prone to rapid ‘fire sales’ that may magnify any downturn!

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https://www.interest.co.nz/banking/108940/rbnz-targets-residential-property-investors-new-lvr-restrictions-most-investors-need

About Poverty in Australia …

‘I was listening to an ABC Radio National broadcast on AM 576 on Thursday 22 October about poverty in Australia …

Unfortunately not been able to locate an audio or article

However, there are numerous reports concerning POVERTY IN AUSTRALIA … more than 3 MILLION Australians are living below the Poverty Line!

Anglicare has found there are 106 job seekers for every entry level job!

Foodbank Australia Report 2020 found we have not yet reached peak hunger in the Covid-19 Crisis

View:

https://antipovertyweek.org.au/

THIS is what is happening in contrast to the continuing reports of excess and rorts … corruption …

ACCORDING to the latest figures from the charitable sector e.g. FOODBANK more than 800,000 people in Australia are going hungry and have sought assistance in recent weeks.

Charities are at crisis levels, they are struggling as never before.

Meanwhile there are a host of ideologs and others calling for more migrants; that things are stagnating without them.

If we ever had doubts about the accuracy of this argument surely it is now!

Let’s test the idea migration is driver of all good and growth and more growth

Are we accounting for all the cost of:

-overseas staff and local staff
-interviews and assessment by Australian officials?

-transportation, initial accommodation
-liaison, orientation, language classes
-assistance provided at various levels

Ok they pay fees, thousands of dollars but it costs thousands for the process to take place

Ok it employs a lot of people and it’s become an industry with clout, maybe this is a reason why the pollies see it as synonymous with eternal growth!

-the Migration Alliance has more than 4000 members (of migration agents) to muscle

SO what to do about this?

We could be smart, or we could stick with ideological driven practices of the past.

But unlike the past Australia is faced with circumstances never experienced before!


At this time in the short modern history of this land we have:


drought or at best post drought conditions
-post bush fire conditions
-more frequent effects of climate change

a Pandemic

a Recession

-trade tensions instigated by a totalitarian nation that is the biggest player in our region
-higher unemployment
-over stretched charities

The list goes on …


And our politicians vote to give subsidies to businesses to employ younger workers

.to promote a false reality of equality when their ‘recovery’ package is largely directed to assisting those industries overwhelmingly dominated by male workers

(their defensive response is women can drive on the roads and so on, it’s so pathetic and patronising)

So given we have some understanding of how things are really happening out there, in the streets, in the suburbs, in the towns and in the countryside opportunities could exist to do things differently!

What is needed … a bit of creativity would help.

IT is about future proofing

Why can’t we. as a nation have (not in any order). and there’s plenty more good ideas out there, by no means an extensive list here but worth considering…

-a post office bank to offer real competition to the big 4 banks

-community (public) housing, from land acquisition to construction to management and use

-communities with small to medium scale solar and wind farm power generation all over the country (as elsewhere)

-community based general recycling plants and waste water recycling

-space allocated for community gardens

electric vehicle recharging networks integrated to solar and wind power generation

-national policies and funding to eliminate all sorts of road intersections to save on emissions and improve efficiencies

-tackle risk and ameliorate coastal erosion and shoreline inundation with ongoing programs that relocate infrastructure, build more resilient landscapes and bolster the built environment defences needed with the effects of climate change,. e.g. taking as much as possible of the electricity network underground

nation-wide reforestation/salt reduction programs

-repurpose all sorts of materials and resources so that waste is a mere shadow of what it is now

And a lot more…

Why is it so hard, so readily ridiculed, that the only way to see progress is persisting with the concept of the growth economy when it is known it is a falsehood!

PRE PANDEMIC 1 MILLION AUSTRALIANS MISSED IN UNEMPLOYMENT STATS

PRE PANDEMIC 1 MILLION AUSTRALIANS MISSED IN UNEMPLOYMENT STATS

The one million Australians forgotten in the unemployment statistics

https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/work/2019/10/17/unemployment-figures-marginally-attached-australia/

Dr Jim Stanford said:

“This says to me that one in five potential workers in Australia, or about 20 per cent, are people who want to work, want to work more, aren’t working at all, or working less than they want to.” 

Search for: Macro Business: ‘One Million Aussies Forgotten in Unemployment Statistics’

Read more: ‘Jobs Drought for Older People’  

https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/2020/02/19/jobs-drought-for-older-people/

Survey Key Points on Young Australians Share Housing hit Hard during Pandemic

Survey undertaken in June 2020

-close to three in four have lost their jobs or lost hours

-one in five share-house residents skipped meals to afford necessities

-around 50% reported reduced mental health

-82% of the demographic are aged 35 or less

-some 50% in insecure work

-a fifth are visa holders  –

Further …  

-a fifth pawned or sold some possessions to pay for necessities; similarly some were unable to pay the rent or mortgage on time

-two in five moved house or changed occupants in their home

-68% transitioned to working from home or working longer hours for the same pay!

And …

-prior to the Pandemic they were vulnerable but now more are suffering with rental stress!

-they are in insecure work within the most impacted sectors of arts and hospitality

obviously JobKeeper and JobSeeker current payments need to be maintained

-and the Pandemic has highlighted the need for more social and affordable housing

with our Youth having the highest unemployment; little savings; and in housing stress with long-term implications!

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https://www.domain.com.au/news/young-australians-in-shared-housing-some-of-the-hardest-hit-during-covid-19-survey-finds-975992/

Wealthy Sydney grows Richer X 2 the Worst off …

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CAAN Photo: Homeless … yet a very neat camp was set up in this Glebe park in March 2020

KEY POINTS on what has emerged since the Coalition won the Election in 2013 …

-the void between the have and the have not Sydney suburbs has grown

-low interest rates have brought huge capital gains to a few hundred in Double Bay and the like …

-median incomes of Sydney wealthy suburbs grew at more than twice the rate of the worst-off

-the average income of Double Bay residents grew by 85% between 2013/14 and 2017/18

-RBA Governor, Philip Lowe ahead of the Pandemic advised that wage stagnation causes some to question Australia’s economic success …

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https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/incomes-in-sydney-s-richest-suburbs-growing-at-twice-the-rate-of-poorest-20200731-p55h8q.html

MAINLAND Buyers evaporate … Will the Pandemic Consequence of HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT Stem the Tide of Hong Kongers?

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CAAN Photo 1: From Ballast Point to Waverton, Sydney

PERHAPS the Pandemic could be seen as a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Australian First Home Buyers … if it were not for the dire consequences here in Australia ALREADY of:

-even higher unemployment and underemployment which was at 19.7% prior to the Pandemic!

-Australians are dining at home; retail is struggling

-migration has almost been eliminated (but we can heave a sigh of relief!)

-as a consequence new housing supply is becoming more abundant

-many have had to break their housing lease or be evicted and rents have fallen

-lenders however are tightening their belt

WHAT could prevent Hong Kongers taking over from where Mainland Chinese left off … is that China will take control of their money! Thus preventing them fleeing to Australia to park their wealth

WHAT will be the saving grace out of all of this will be that the GUVMNT would not dare open the migration floodgates with such HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT ….

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CAAN Photo 2: Lindfield; sought after by Mega Rich Foreign Buyers