Media Release Archive August 2013

Tasmanian Liberal Government

Builders Back Coalition Policy To Restore The ABCC As Building Industry Watchdog

Master Builders Australia today announced its support of the Coalition’s policy to fully restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) including the agency, its powers and underlying laws.

29 August 2013 | Read full article

Master Builders Backs Positive Policy Narrative

“Master Builders therefore welcomes the Coalition’s commitment to taking substantive action to help foster a stronger Australian economy and to tackle the structural fiscal deficit,” he said.

26 August 2013 | Read full article

Prompt Payment Just One Productivity Challenge That Needs Investigation

Master Builders Australia (Master Builders) has continued its call for a Productivity Commission Inquiry to investigate costs, competitiveness and productivity challenges facing Australia’s building and construction industry in its submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science Research and Tertiary Education in response to its Australian Prompt Payment Protocol Discussion Paper.

23 August 2013 | Read full article

Builders Welcome Commitment To Reduce GST Red Tape For Small Business

Small businesses in the building and construction industry would benefit from a commitment by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to reduce their GST compliance burden.

23 August 2013 | Read full article

Removing Union Greenfields Veto Vital To Infrastructure Delivery

Master Builders Australia (Master Builders) calls on both major parties to commit to workplace reforms to help deliver community infrastructure at a lower cost.

23 August 2013 | Read full article

Apprentice Pay Decision Will Lock Young People Out Of Work

Master Builders Australia says the hopes of thousands of young people seeking jobs in the building and construction industry were dashed today by the Fair Work Commission’s decision to effectively raise the pay of first and second year trade apprentices by 20%.

22 August 2013 | Read full article

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