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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...

Our new TV Series - Master Build

12/09/2022

The talks of producing a home and renovations show without gimmicks and glamour has been circulating around the Master Builders Association NSW Events & Awards department for some time.  

Last year, the MBA took a step into the broadcasting world when the 2021 Excellence in Housing & Pool Awards...

Master Builders Invited to Jobs and Skills Summit

29/08/2022

Master Builders Australia has been invited to attend the Federal Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit this week at Parliament House. The Summit will bring together key stakeholders including unions, employers, communities and governments to address shared economic challenges. 

The Summit is a precursor for the development of an Employment White...

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...