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    • BE AWARE OF FRAUDULENT EMAILS - 11/07/2017

      MBA Lawyers has received a number of reports recently regarding scammers sending fraudulent emails and obtaining funds. A common scenario is that the client receives an email from the builder’s actual email address, or from an email address which has

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    • SAFEWORK NSW ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY CRACKDOWN - 29/06/2017

      Members are advised that SafeWork NSW has announced a safety crackdown on the construction industry, following a recent spike in serious injuries to workers on Sydney building sites. In the past week alone, three workers sustained injuries in falls from

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    • LONDON APARTMENT TOWER FIRE, ARE THERE ISSUES FOR AUSTRALIA? - 15/06/2017

      The fire at the Grenfell Tower in London has naturally led to speculation about the causal factors and the potential for it to happen in Australia.    Understandably, some have raised questions about the role of building products and the

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    • BUILDERS BACK BOOST FOR SMALL BUSINESS - 25/05/2017

      The Government’s move to extend the duration and expand the eligibility of the $20,000 tax write off, introduced in the Parliament today, will be a boost for small builders and tradies.  “Master Builders Australia strongly backs the initiative, particularly lifting

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    • CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED A RECORD $1 MILLION FOR ELECTRIC SHOCK - 11/05/2017

      Construction Company WGA Pty Ltd (WGA) has been convicted and fined $1 million after the NSW District Court found that its director deliberately let a subcontractor work near live high voltage powerlines in order to avoid delaying a construction project.

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    • BUDGET MUST TACKLE HIDDEN TAXES - 09/05/2017

      “The Budget must provide financial incentives for state governments to slash the hidden taxes, charges, red tape and regulatory creep that are driving up house prices,” says Master Builders CEO Denita Wawn.  “The real cost of building new homes has

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