News

White Card changes – what you need to know

Published: 13 October 2017

Changes to the national unit of competency for White Card courses will take effect in Queensland from 20 October 2017. And, given the course is mandatory for anyone who works, or wants to work, in the construction industry, you need to be across them.

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Use of Master Builders' Holding Account during Christmas break

Published: 11 October 2017

Master Builders’ holding account won’t be operational from Tuesday, 19 December 2017 until Tuesday, 2 January 2018. No deposits or fund releases will be processed during this time.

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Christmas close down and annual leave

Published: 22 September 2017

Will your business close for the Christmas and New Year period? With the countdown to Christmas now on, it’s time to start planning your shutdown. 

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Make health an important part of your toolkit

Published: 11 September 2017

According to Safe Work Australia, tradies account for 60 per cent of injury and musculoskeletal disorders across all occupations. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling on all tradies and their employers to be proactive about their health and get their muscle or joint pain and other health concerns seen to promptly.

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Pushing the boundaries

Published: 11 September 2017

Master Builders recently caught up with member, Daniel Klinge of Klinge Constructions and Developments, after he returned from a whirlwind trip to Melbourne as a guest judge on the national finale of Channel 10’s, Australia By Design.

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What's in your esky?

Published: 11 September 2017

More Australians are turning to snacks to fill the gaps between meals. This is especially true in the construction industry. Fatigue, dehydration and long hours contribute to reliance on energy-dense, convenient snacks, which can lead to increased waistlines and poor health. Dietitian Kaitlyn Bruschi highlights the importance of choosing snacks that provide nutritional bang for your buck.

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New legislation for non-conforming products

Published: 30 August 2017

The new Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Product – Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters Amendment Bill 2017 amends the QBCC Act to expand the role of the regulator into the area of building products and work health and safety.  

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Building fairness bill tabled

Published: 30 August 2017

The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017, which largely deals with security of payment, was recently tabled in parliament and referred to a parliamentary committee for further consideration. Here’s what you need to know about the tabled bill.  

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New WHS bill tabled in parliament

Published: 30 August 2017

The Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill was introduced into Parliament on 22 August 2017 and seeks to implement some of the 58 recommendations of the WHSQ Best Practice Review. We've outlined the major proposals.

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HR Toolkit hits the market

Published: 6 July 2017

The HR Toolkit, Master Builders latest offering in the HR suite, is a complete suite of documents and templates to help payroll staff, supervisors and managers through the various stages of the Human Resources and employment lifecycle.

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