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Shining a light on ‘off-the-books’ payments

16/08/2022

Dodgy contractors trying to keep income ‘off-the-books’ and businesses helping them do so are being put on notice as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) continues to shine a light on shadow economy behaviour.

Paying cash in hand to avoid paying tax is a significant part of the shadow economy. However,...

Builders respond to rising inflation

02/08/2022

The 6.1% rise in inflation to be at the highest level in over 30 years highlights the severity of the current economic challenge and the need for sound economic management to be the Federal Government’s priority mission.  

Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said that, “The jump in...

115,000 dwellings and land lots approved across NSW

02/08/2022

Almost 115,000 dwellings and land lots have been approved across NSW in the past year, expanding opportunities for first home buyers to purchase their first home.

Between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022, 114,881 total dwellings and lots were approved through development applications.
 
Treasurer Matt Kean said that...

Tradies, it’s time to look after yourselves with national health month

02/08/2022

August 2022 is Tradies National Health Month. It is an awareness initiative that shines a light on the importance of tradies health. At Master Builders NSW, this is an initiative we can wholeheartedly support.  

For those in the building and construction industry, it will come as no surprise that...

New digital Strata Hub goes live

19/07/2022

Homeowners, buyers and the property service industry will benefit from stronger accountability and transparency with more than 83,000 strata schemes across the State able to register and consolidate their details into a new digital Strata Hub.

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government ...

2021 Census data released

05/07/2022

The first results of the 2021 Census have been released. 

You might recall that it took place during August 2021 - an unusual time when many parts of the country were in lockdown.

Since the 2016 Census, Australia’s population has increased by over 2 million to reach 25.42 million in August...

Rooftop solar installers targeted

04/07/2022

From July to December 2022, SafeWork NSW Inspectors will be targeting rooftop solar installations across NSW to address serious non-compliance.

In 2021, when checking solar installations SafeWork Inspectors found that an unacceptable 27% of installations were using no roof fall protection at all. Inspectors found that of the 40% of...

myBIG now has Annotations!

15/06/2022

When you annotate something, both you and others you’re communicating with will understand it better. Annotating forces a person to focus specifically on what is most important. Annotating helps to reduce distractions and ensure that the reader has a better understanding of what is being communicated. It also saves time...

Announcement Of Albanese Ministry

07/06/2022

Master Builders congratulates the Prime Minister Hon. Anthony Albanese MP and the individuals who have been named in the Albanese Ministry.  

The opportunities and challenges for the building and construction industry over the next three years are broad and diverse. We therefore look forward to working with Ministers across...

Rising fee nightmare for builders and aspiring property buyers

03/06/2022

EXCESSIVE taxes from three tiers of government on top of the rising costs of supplies and labour are pricing homebuyers out of the market, Master Builders Australia says.

Albury-Wodonga MBA president Dale Paddle said the association was closely monitoring the situation but said developers and builders were at the mercy...