2014 Media Releases

Builders Welcome IR Inquiry's Productivity Focus

December 19, 2014

The industry needs a flexible workplace system to drive productivity so that it can play its role in meeting the community’s infrastructure and housing needs

MYEFO Must Be A Circuit Breaker On Budget Repair

December 15, 2014

Master Builders Australia welcomes the Treasurer’s measured response to the deteriorating budget position as one that will help steady the ship and bolster business confidence

Building Approvals At 20 Year High

December 2, 2014

Building approvals have risen to a twenty year high, the strongest they have been since 1994 according the latest data released by the ABS today

New Certainty For Builders Who Defy Unions

November 28, 2014

Builders will now be able to reject with more certainty unproductive union EBAs with the Government’s revised advance release of Fair and Lawful Building Sites Code 2014

Tighter Rules For Foreign Investors Misses The Point

November 28, 2014

Proposals to impose tighter rules on foreign investors in real estate completely miss the main game

Master Builders Welcomes Actions On Secondary Boycotts

November 20, 2014

Master Builders Australia welcomes the legal action launched by the ACCC against the CFMEU and its officials for alleged secondary boycotts against Boral

Finance Commitments For New Building Lift As Housing Market Cools

November 10, 2014

The slight fall in the latest ABS housing finance data is further evidence that claims of an unsustainable housing boom are exaggerated

Multi-Unit Volatility Signals Housing Market Shift

November 3, 2014

Builders remain confident despite a fall back in the September quarter as the housing upturn consolidates and responds to changing market conditions

Commercial Building Bounces Back To Highest Level Since GFC

October 23, 2014

Commercial construction has recovered to the highest level since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) according to the latest national survey of the building and construction industry

Reforms Reinforce Primacy Of Safety On Building Sites

October 22, 2014

Reforms announced by the Government to rebalance and fine-tune safety regulations in the building and construction industry will lead to better safety outcomes

Jobs Growth The Winner From Rebounding Building Activity

October 21, 2014

Job opportunities are set to improve on the back of rebounding building activity according to the latest national survey of the building and construction industry

National Survey Shows Rebound In Building Activity

October 21, 2014

Master Builders Australia’s National Survey of Building and Construction shows that business conditions in the building and construction industry improved in the September quarter indicated by stronger profits according to the latest national survey of the building and construction industry

Builders Confident Of Continued Residential Upturn

October 15, 2014

Master Builders is confident that the recovery in residential building is on track following the release of building activity data by the ABS today

Industry Confident Of Continued Residential Upturn

October 15, 2014

Master Builders is confident that the recovery in residential building is on track

Innovation Competitiveness Plan A Boost For Confidence And Jobs

October 15, 2014

“The Government’s Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda will be positively received and help reboot business confidence in the building and construction industry