COVID-19 Update: Greater Brisbane lockdown, 8 - 11 January 2021

In light of today’s advice from the Palaszczuk government regarding a three-day lockdown for Greater Brisbane, we’re reaching out to ensure our members understand the state of play for our industry.

8 January 2021

Proposed changes to Fair Work laws – What you need to know

The Federal Government has recently introduced to the Parliament the Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill that proposes a series of changes to the Fair Work Act and related laws.

22 December 2020

Don't cut corners as HomeBuilder deadline looms

As the HomeBuilder 31 December deadline looms it’s essential to remember your legal obligations.

18 December 2020

QBCC audit of Category 2 Licensees

The QBCC is in the process of auditing contractors to check compliance with their obligations in respect of payment schedules under the BIF legislation. The audit program covers both builders and trade contractors.

11 December 2020

HomeBuilder extension announced

The recent announcement of an extension to the HomeBuilder grant is very welcome after months of lobbying by Master Builders.

1 December 2020

Changes to wage circulars

The Fair Work Commission has released a series of decisions that either change or clarify the payment of overtime to casuals in a number of Awards.

17 November 2020

Lobbying win for erosion and sediment control

Following relentless lobbying of the Department of Environment and Science, Master Builders has successfully made changes to the compliance Procedural Guides for erosion and sediment control on building and construction sites.

10 November 2020

What you need to know about QLeave

QLeave helps building and construction workers in Queensland get the long service leave they’ve earned.

4 November 2020

Wages are increasing on 1 November

The increase of 1.75%, in line with this year’s minimum wage increase, will be effective in Awards applying in our industry from the first pay period after 1 November 2020.

21 October 2020

Blitz on cranes halts construction

Workplace Health & Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has issued a safety alert pertaining to tower cranes, relating to fall-arrest systems, as set out in the Tower Crane Code of Practice (2017).

19 October 2020

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