High court clarifies personal leave accrual

On 13 August the High Court handed down a decision that clarified the accrual of personal leave.

17 August 2020

Minimum accessible housing standards in the NCC

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is continuing to investigate whether accessible housing should be mandated in NCC 2022.  They are considering various options based on the Livable Housing Design Guidelines.

12 August 2020

What's next for Queensland building laws

Changes to the QBCC Act, Building Act and Building Industry Fairness Act were passed by the Queensland Parliament on 15 July. Here’s what you need to know and do to be prepared and avoid penalties.

10 August 2020

COVID-19 update - 8 August - Border closures

Today we've had a win, with the border restrictions updated to the benefit of the construction industry.

8 August 2020

COVID-19 update - 7 August - Border closures

Today we'll focus on the border closure restrictions and what it means for construction workers working in the border communities of Queensland and New South Wales. We've also included some real-life examples to provide some clarity.

7 August 2020

COVID-19 update - 6 August

Today we'll focus on how the border closure is causing uncertainty for the industry and what Master Builders is doing about it; a reminder about social distancing and hygiene requirements and a fake respiratory mask alert from WHSQ.

6 August 2020

COVID-19 update - 3 August

Your latest regular update. We'll continue to bring you the information you need, as it's available. Today we'll focus on how your customers apply for the HomeBuilder grant, changes to the JobKeeper Payment, extensions to development approvals and the recently announced catalytic infrastructure program.

3 August 2020

Concrete pumping code of practice compliance audits

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is starting to audit concrete pumping on construction sites across the state.

31 July 2020

COVID-19 update - 7 July

Your latest regular update. We'll continue to bring you the information you need, as it's available. Today we'll focus on how to register your interest for the Works for Tradies social housing program, the Queensland Government's recent sign up for the HomeBuilder grant, changes to the Brisbane City Council's planning process in the face of COVID-19, planning law changes that will keep projects moving, plus we invite you to tell us how COVID-19 has impacted your business.

7 July 2020

Home warranty insurance premium to increase

From 1 July, premiums to be paid under the QBCC’s Home Warranty Insurance will increase by 1.4%.

24 June 2020

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