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Final reminder - Long Service returns due


Members were advised in an MBA communication dated 5 July that the NSW Long Service Corporation were issuing notifications to Building and Construction Industry employers advising that Employer Returns for 2018 – 2019 were due by 31 July 2019.

Returns can be completed online or via a paper form. 

For employers...

Certification agency suspended

The certification agency that signs off on the majority of Australia’s building products has been temporarily suspended.

Interest rates cut to record low 1 per cent


“The official interest rates for the second month running is to be welcomed and we urge lenders to fully share the reduction, especially for home loan and small business customers,” Master Builders Australia’s Chief Economist Shane Garrett said.

“However, interest rates are only one ingredient of the economic growth recipe...

Building Stronger Foundations discussion paper


The NSW Government has released a discussion paper, “Building Stronger Foundations”. This discussion paper for public consultation poses 30 questions about major reforms to the building and construction sector in NSW. 

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the community and industry now has an opportunity to provide...

NCC 2019 adopted across Australia from 1 May


Essential information you need to know about the adoption of NCC 2019

1 May 2019 is the adoption date for the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) by all States and Territories. The adoption date signifies that, from 1 May 2019, NCC 2019 is given legal effect by...