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Building activity shows bumpy road ahead

19/01/2023

New building activity data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirms a bumpy road ahead in meeting housing targets without government focus says Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn.

According to the ABS, new housing starts fell 5.2 per cent over the September quarter, and a fall of...

Mitigation checklist for holiday shutdown period

20/12/2022
During the Christmas holiday shutdown period, under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017, a person with management or control of a workplace has an obligation to secure the workplace.

BE ASBESTOS AWARE. BE ASBESTOS SAFE!

09/11/2022
Asbestos exposure can lead to serious, often fatal disease. November is Asbestos Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to remind ourselves about the dangers of asbestos.  

KNOW SAFETY, WORK SAFELY

27/09/2022

At Master Builders, we take safety seriously. We are committed to helping you bridge the safety gap to ensure that the future of the industry is safe today and tomorrow. During October, we are supporting the National Safe Work Month campaign, highlighting our commitment to building safe and healthy workplaces...

SUICIDE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: 2001-2019

13/09/2022

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Australian men and varies by occupational and workplace factors. Construction workers are at significant elevated risk compared to men in other workplace contexts. To address this MATES in Construction have designed and implemented a comprehensive, multi-modal suicide prevention program across several...