Asbestos detected in South East Queensland soil

A small amount of asbestos has been detected in soil stockpile at NuGrow Ipswich.

6 March 2024

Government building contract survey

We're once again conducting a survey of our commercial members who are, or have been, the head contractor on a government building project.

19 February 2024

‘Closing Loopholes’ Number 2 passes Parliament

The Federal Government’s latest tranche of Fair Work changes have been passed. Here’s a summary of the changes and how they will affect members:

12 February 2024

Homes for Queenslanders

Master Builders congratulates the Miles Government on the announcement of its Homes for Queenslanders plan.

8 February 2024

High stakes – whose role is it to control fall from heights?

Generally, an employer who engages a person to perform an activity at a height owes the primary duty of care to control the falls risk. However, in construction, the obligation is necessarily shared between numerous duty holders, with each one having its own part to play in controlling the risk.

29 January 2024

Flood and disaster guidelines available

We've pulled together all the information you need to commence repair and rebuilding work in the face of the recent severe weather and flooding events in Queensland.

3 January 2024

2023 Committees wrap up

2023 has been another packed year for our Policy Committees, Divisions and Subcommittees. Member representatives on these committees were elected at the end of 2022 for a three year term.

15 December 2023

Engineered stone ban

Commonwealth, State and Territory Work Health and Safety (WHS) Ministers have agreed to a national ban on engineered stone as of 1 July 2024.

14 December 2023

Increase to the First Home Owner Grant welcomed

The Queensland Government recently announced the doubling of the First Home Owner Grant – increasing the grant from $15,000 to $30,000 for eligible first home buyers effective from Monday, 20 November.

20 November 2023

Get construction talking with Procore

As part of October’s National Safe Work Month, a global campaign and fundraising quest has launched to raise awareness about, and help prevent, mental health issues and suicide in the construction sector.

28 September 2023

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