Skill labour shortage threatens to put the brakes on infrastructure boom

Australia’s economic performance post the mining boom has been largely driven by infrastructure spending: engineering construction, roads, rail, the NBN. Governments at all levels: Local, State and Federal, have been rolling out unprecedented levels of infrastructure projects, but a shortage of skilled labour and the looming retirement of 17% of the civil workforce threaten to put the brakes on that economic growth and to delay the completion of critical projects.

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