Media

Master Builders strives to be the preferred commentator and information source for building and construction industry issues within Queensland. Faced with the challenges of communicating the complexities of the building and construction industry to the community and industry, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering a united voice on behalf of our members and the broader industry.

You can view a list of our latest media statements below.

The great Australian dream still alive

Published: 13 December 2017

Standalone home building is on a positive trajectory going into the New Year, with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing a promising 4 per cent rise in dwelling approvals over the last month.

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Queenslanders claim national victory

Published: 27 November 2017

Eight of our state’s most talented builders scooped up national titles at Master Builders’ 2017 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards in Hobart on Saturday night.

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Decision puts tomorrow’s tradies at risk

Published: 27 November 2017

The outcome of a federal court decision will hurt the number of new apprentices and put at risk the ability for Queensland to have the number of qualified tradespeople it needs for the future, according to Master Builders Queensland.

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Construction work needs to be a priority for new government

Published: 23 November 2017

Government spending on building construction needs to be a top priority for the new government after Saturday’s election, with the value of completed construction work down almost four per cent over the past year.

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Unfinished business for new Queensland Government

Published: 14 November 2017

Master Builders will look to the newly elected government to resolve unfinished business, with a key focus on housing affordability, creating demand for new construction and continuing work on positive and fair changes to building industry legislation that benefits everyone.

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Dodgy building products hamper innovation

Published: 9 November 2017

Building innovation has fallen victim to the ongoing non-conforming products headache, with Master Builders’ latest Survey of Industry Conditions finding that builders are reluctant to try out new and innovative products and practices due to fears of product failure and wearing the cost of any rectification.

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Stepping up the fight against PBAs

Published: 4 October 2017

Master Builders has launched the next round of a campaign fighting the Queensland Government and Housing & Public Works Minister, Mick de Brennis’s, Building Industry Fairness Bill, tabled in parliament earlier this month.

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Queensland's best builders honoured at awards

Published: 3 October 2017

Mancorp Quality Homes, Lendlease, and Plantation Homes last night scooped the major awards at this year’s Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards, held at Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane.

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Spotlight shines on Mackay & Whitsunday's best builders in 2017

Published: 28 August 2017

Urban Trend Construction and Fergus Builders have taken out the major awards at this year’s Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday Housing & Construction Awards, held on 26 August at the Mackay Convention Centre, Mackay.

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