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Encouraging Signs despite Headline Fall in Housing Finance - 12/02/2013
finance figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show some
encouraging signs for the residential building industry, but do not herald a
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September Finance for New Housing Disappoints - 23/11/2012
Media Release 12 November 2012. Statement by Mr Wilhelm Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer. September finance figures for new homes released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics have dashed the building industry’s hopes of a housing recovery taking hold.
MYEFO Confirms Poor Outlook for Builders - 23/11/2012
Media Release 22 October 2012. Statement by Mr Wilhelm Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer. The Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) confirms Master Builder’s own projections for a tough year ahead for builders, particularly in the commercial construction sector.
Master Builders Updates Contract Management Suite - 23/11/2012
Media Release 19 November 2012. Statement by Wilhelm Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer. Master Builders Australia, the peak organisation for the building and construction industry, has updated the standard form Construction Management and accompanying Trade Contract.
120801 Fair Work Act Review Report disappoints builders - 23/11/2012
Media Release 2 August 2012. Fair Work Act Review Report Disappoints Builders. The Review Panel investigating the operation of the Fair Work Act has sidestepped many, real on-ground issues in its assessment.
120531 Worrying decline in residential building approvals - 23/11/2012
Media Release 31 May 2012. Statement by Peter Jones, Chief Economist. Last year’s rate cuts have failed to have any impact with another worrying fall in residential building approvals in April, according to Master Builders Australia.
120314 Dwelling starts heads south - 23/11/2012
Media Release 17 June 2009. Statement by Mr Peter Jones, Chief Economist. National dwelling commencements fell sharply again in the March quarter in the wake of the crisis of confidence that unfolded late last year as the global financial crisis escalated, according to Master Builders Australia.
120313 Weak confidence holds back housing finance - 23/11/2012
Media Release 13 March 2012. Statement by Peter Jones, Chief Economist. The fall in housing finance in January reflects poor confidence and requires further policy action, according to peak building and construction organisation Master Builders Australia.
120301 Call for proper scrutiny of ABCC amendments - 23/11/2012
Media Release 1 March 2012. Statement by Wilhelm Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer. Master Builders Australia today expressed concern that the Senate late yesterday voted not to scrutinise last minute changes to the Bill to replace the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).
120301 Approvals struggle to find a floor - 23/11/2012
Media Release 1 March 2012. Statement by Peter Jones, Chief Economist. Residential building approvals lifted slightly in January but further rate cuts are needed, according to Master Builders Australia, the peak body for the building and construction industry.