Eye On The Industry

  • Apprentice Training

    States and Territories sign up to fund apprentice training. Master Builders Australia applauds the decision by South Australia, the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and New South Wales to sign...

  • Victoria’s Building Laws

    Changes to Victoria’s building laws came into effect on July 1, 2018. The reforms affect all building practitioners in Victoria, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers. The new reforms...

  • Tradie Health

    Research shows tradies take better care of their tools than their health. Aussie tradies are almost twice as likely to take good care of their tools as their bodies despite having...

  • CSR Gyprock Launches Boundary Wall

    A building system designed to maximise liveable space and provide a high level of acoustic separation for zero-lot-line developments. With the demand for space in major cities at an all-time high,...

  • Relief for Home Buyers

    “Easing house price pressures are providing some affordability relief for home buyers,” commented Diwa Hopkins, HIA Economist. Some Relief for Home Buyers In the June 2018 quarter the HIA Affordability Index...

  • Finke

    In 2018 the Tatts Finke Desert Race dished up devastating and brutal conditions. The dust and heat were cruel, even by Finke standards. The Tatts Finke Desert Race has been running...

  • Tackle Skin Cancer on the Job

    Target Tradies and Cancer Council have announced the launch of a partnership to help educate Australian construction workers about the importance of being SunSmart at work. With evidence showing that outdoor...

  • Affordability Report

    Easing house price pressures continue to provide some affordability relief for home buyers. Following a number of years of strong growth that had eroded affordability for home buyers, price growth is...

  • Honeywell Safety at New Heights

    Safe Work Australia identifies working at height as one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries in Australia. Falls account for a combined 30 per cent of fatalities in...

  • Surge In Tool Theft

    Victoria Police has identified a significant rise in the theft of tools from utilities, vans and trailers belonging to trades. The crimes are happening in residential streets and at work sites....

  • SME Tax Cuts

    Labor has listened on SME tax cuts. “Master Builders applauds Labor’s decision to reverse its earlier decision to repeal tax cuts for small businesses that turnover between $10 million and $50...

  • The Property Sector And The War On Waste

    Maybe it’s more a quiet revolution, rather than a war, moving through the industry as the property titans take up the issue of waste and turn it into the opportunity of...

  • More Infrastructure Work For Smaller Builders

    Labor’s pledge to give mid-tier construction contractors better opportunities to work on publicly funded infrastructure reinforces its strong commitment to projects that meet the needs of our community. “The announcement by...

  • Jobs Growth

    Surge in commercial building approvals drives up jobs growth. The latest ABS building approvals data shows a 13 per cent rise in non-residential building approvals recorded over the 12 months to...