News

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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Queensland Building Plan

Published: 7 December 2016

The state government recently released a Queensland Building Plan targeting key areas within the building and construction industry. It includes proposed changes to various policies and legislation with the aim of creating a safer, fairer and more sustainable industry with increased job opportunities and economic growth.  

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ABCC re-established

Published: 30 November 2016

The Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act (the Act) was last night approved by the Senate, which included numerous amendments to the original Bill. The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) will therefore be re-established within days.  

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Protect your business with post-employment restraints

Published: 28 November 2016

Basic employment contracts set out remuneration, hours of work and entitlements for employees. Importantly, they also enable you to protect your business by incorporating post-employment restraints preventing current or former employees from accessing your clients outside the terms of their employment. 

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Update on changes to NSW Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) – Effective 2017

Published: 18 November 2016

The New South Wales Government has announced significant and wide-ranging changes to the NSW Government's Home Building Compensation Fund, which is the sole provider of home warranty insurance in the state. 

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