Solution announced to PI insurance cladding crisis

Master Builders is pleased the government has heeded our calls for a change in the rules for licensing building certifiers. The Minister announced this week that building certifiers will be allowed to have an exclusion on their professional indemnity insurance for combustible cladding.

3 July 2019

Last round of changes to MFRs next on horizon

The final part of the Minimum Financial Requirements (MFRs) will take effect from 1 January 2020 and will be relevant to self-certification categories (SC) 1-2 and category 1-3 licensees.

27 June 2019

Are you complying with the Earthquake Standard

With the QBCC recently carrying out site audits focusing on the Earthquake Standard and compliance with Section 8 – non-structural parts and components, it has never been more important for builders to understand their obligations.

27 June 2019

Update on building certification and PI insurance crisis

We continue to hear reports from industry that insurers are pulling out of the market for professional indemnity (PI) insurance for certifiers, engineers, builders and architects.

26 June 2019

What you need to know about the waste levy

A waste levy of $75/tonne will commence from 1 July 2019.

24 June 2019

2019 wage circulars now available

The Fair Work Commission Minimum Wage Panel recently handed down its 2019 minimum wage ruling and to help you implement the change within your business, our 2019 wage circulars are now available.

20 June 2019

2019 wage announcement

The Fair Work Commission Minimum Wage Panel has handed down its 2019 minimum wage ruling.

30 May 2019

Growing crisis for Building Certification

The ongoing cladding problem brought on by building fires around the world, particularly London’s Grenfell and in Australia, Melbourne’s Lacrosse has highlighted the risk to insurers in the professional indemnity (PI) policies they carry. As a result, building certifiers everywhere are facing challenges when it comes time to renew their policies.

30 May 2019

Steel standard effectively law

The Australian Standard for Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection (AS/NSS 5131) will effectively become law.

22 May 2019

QBCC Standards and Tolerances Guide 2019

Master Builders, through consultation with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), has completed a review of the QBCC Standards and Tolerances Guide.

17 May 2019

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