News

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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State Budget 2017-18 Highlights for building and construction

Published: 16 June 2017

While the budget was touted as delivering job-creating infrastructure, the total capital program was down on last year’s budget by half a billion to $10.2 billion.

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Recent changes from WorkCover

Published: 15 June 2017

WorkCover recently announced a raft of changes, including WorkCover premium savings for employers hiring apprentices, an increased early payment discount, a step-by-step online wage declaration option that guides you through the process, and new policy snapshot functionality, that gives employers who renew online better visibility of their policy.

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2017 annual wage review

Published: 6 June 2017

The Fair Work Commission Minimum Wage Panel has handed down its 2017 minimum wage ruling.

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Queensland's new planning system

Published: 2 June 2017

New planning legislation set to replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 will come into effect from 3 July 2017. Find out what the benefits are for builders and contractors.

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Master Builders Australia Federal Budget 2017-18

Published: 11 May 2017

Master Builders Australia has developed a response to the Federal Budget.

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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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