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Get your hands on the new Commercial Building Contract

Published: 24 April 2017

Master Builders has recently released a new Commercial Building Contract (CBC), which supersedes the LSC2 and incorporates the latest industry and legislative changes.

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New foreign worker visa rules

Published: 19 April 2017

Changes to the temporary skilled migration program were announced on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 by the Australian Government, including abolishment of the 457 visa program for skilled migrants.

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Payment Advice for Easter Sunday Public Holiday

Published: 12 April 2017

The Queensland Government has recently gazetted Easter Sunday as a Public Holiday, so employees required to work on this day will receive public holiday penalty rates.

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Severe weather: Offices closed

Published: 30 March 2017

Due to the severe weather, our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Wide Bay Burnett offices will close from midday on Thursday, 30 March 2017.

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Changed transition date for EBA compliance with 2016 Building Code

Published: 1 March 2017

Recent amendments to the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 and the 2016 Building Code (the Code), have impacted the transition dates that apply to enterprise agreements (EBAs) made before 2 December 2016.

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Project Bank Accounts & their implications

Published: 6 February 2017

The State Government has proposed to make it mandatory for builders and subcontractors with projects valued over $1 million to have a Project Bank Account, or trust account.

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The new Building Plan - what you need to know

Published: 6 February 2017

The state government has proposed a raft of changes designed to shake up the building industry, including:

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Vale Peter Fardoulys

Published: 23 January 2017

One of Master Builders longest serving members Peter Fardoulys AM passed away recently.

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Merry Christmas from Master Builders 2016

Published: 21 December 2016

What a year 2016 has been and as the industry begins to wind down for Christmas, go away on a well-deserved holiday or just take a break from work, we wish you and your family a very safe, happy and Merry Christmas.

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New ABCC requirement when tendering for federal work

Published: 9 December 2016

Contractors and subcontractors seeking new federal work are now required to include a letter of compliance from the Australian Building Construction Commission (ABCC), accompanying their tender documents.

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