Eye On The Industry

  • The Top Selling Cars Keeping Australian Small Businesses On The Move

    Australia’s two million small businesses drive our economic and employment growth. But what’s keeping Australia’s small businesses on the road? ORIX Australia’s Dealer Relations and Purchasing Manager Ilario (Larry) Maiolo reveals...

  • New Funding To Support More Women In Construction

    “More building and construction industry career opportunities for women will result from the Minister for Women’s announcement of $675,000 for the Women Building Australia program,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders...

  • 2018 Gyprockers Choice Awards Winners

    CSR Gyprock celebrated the work of serious Gyprockers with the 2018 Gyprockers Choice Awards, held between June and November 2018. In its inaugural year, the awards program aimed to give Gyprockers...

  • Building Boom Still Bearing Fruit For Housing Affordability

    “Australia’s record home building boom continues to improve housing affordability,” said Geordan Murray, HIA Senior Economist. The HIA Affordability Index for Australia’s capital cities registered 75.4 in the December quarter of...

  • HIA Welcomes Changes To Improve Building Designs

    “Changes announced yesterday to ensure that each person involved in the design and construction of new buildings is responsible for the part they play have the potential to reduce the burden...

  • EWP Safety

    SafeWork SA has commenced a six-month audit campaign of Elevating Work Platforms (EWPs) in order to educate businesses and operators about their safety duties and enforce compliance with the law. SafeWork...

  • Turning Old Clothes Into High-End Building Materials

    Researchers at UNSW Sydney have developed an effective process to turn old clothing and textiles into high-quality building products such as flat panels. These high-end composite products can have a wood...

  • Home Renovations Hit 14 Year High

    “Australia’s home renovations sector enjoyed its busiest quarter in 14 years during the three months to September 2018,” said Master Builders Australia’s Chief Economist Shane Garrett. “While GDP grew by a...

  • All Hands On Deck To Restore Trust In The Building Industry

    It’s unsurprising that the recent spotlight on substandard building products has shaken public trust in the building and construction industry. This problem is not going away. Solving it is critical. The...

  • Budget Should Back Builders For A Strong Economy

    The voice of the nation’s second largest industry is calling on the Government to support growth in the $222 billion building and construction in the Federal Budget. Releasing Master Builders Australia’s...

  • Deck Checks

    Get your balconies, decks and balustrades checked so you can have fun in the sun. With the fine weather well and truly upon us, it’s time to check your balconies, decks...

  • Union Bullying Undermines Safety

    Fear by Queensland Government safety inspectors to attend construction sites predominantly covered by the CFMMEU shows why the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) must be maintained regardless of who wins...

  • Roofing Plumber Convicted And Fined $20,000

    A registered plumber has been convicted and fined $20,000 by the Frankston Magistrates’ Court for completing roofing (stormwater) work without supervision and failing to supply compliance certificates. Thomas Paganoni, of T....

  • Constructing Better Mental Health In The Building Trades

    Almost half of all Australian men will have a mental health problem at some point in their life and one in eight will experience depression. When you consider that the rate...

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