2015 Media Releases

Transcript: Heydon Royal Commission Final Reoport - Marius Benson ABC NewsRadio interviews Wilhelm Harnisch Master Builders CEO

December 31, 2015

Wilhelm Harnisch CEO of Master Builders Australia comments on Trade Union Royal Commission Final Report on ABC NewsRadio

Transcript: 2GB Mornings - Heydon Royal Commission Final Report - Wilhelm Harnisch CEO of Master Builders Australia

December 30, 2015

2GB Mornings - Wilhelm Harnisch CEO of Master Builders discusses the Final Report of Trade Union Royal Commission

Master Builders Calls For IR Reforms

December 21, 2015

Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash should consult widely on recommendations of Productivity Commission Inquiry on industrial relations framework

Strength In Building Approvals Confirmed

December 1, 2015

Bolstered by a 3.9 per cent rise in October, the number of dwelling approvals remains at record highs with the strong pipeline of work to keep builders busy well into 2016

First Home Buyers To Benefit From New National Competition Policy Framework

October 18, 2015

Master Builders Australia strongly backs the focus by the Federal and State/Territory Treasurers on national competition policy at the Council on Federal Financial Relations

CFMEU And MUA Merger A New Threat To The Construction Industry

October 17, 2015

The planned merger between the CFMEU and the MUA will be a significant development in Australia’s industrial history

Housing Upturn Forecast To Be Strong For Two More Years

October 14, 2015

Master Builders is forecasting another year of solid growth in the value of building work done in 2015/16, providing further impetus to the growth in the Australian economy

Master Builders Welcomes Phased Approach To Drug Testing

October 13, 2015

Master Builders Australia welcomes the phased implementation of the new drug and alcohol fitness for work amendments for the building and construction industry under the Building Code 2013

Master Builders Welcomes Labor's Plan To Boost Infrastructure Investment

October 8, 2015

Master Builders Australia welcomes Labor's plan to increase infrastructure investment to boost productivity and economic growth

Cooperation Should Replace Conflict In Work Health And Safety

October 1, 2015

National Safe Work Month provides an opportunity for all participants in the building and construction industry to focus on co-operation in delivering health and safety outcomes on building sites

Building Approvals Remain High Despite Fall In August 2015

September 30, 2015

The roller coaster ride for high rise apartments units continued but there was an encouraging lift in detached house approvals according the latest figures for August 2015

Master Builders Backs PM's Vision For Cities

September 29, 2015

PM Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership in highlighting the importance of our cities as engines of economic growth and productivity is fully supported by Master Builders Australia

Transcript: Boral settlement with CFMEU - Wilhelm Harnisch CEO Master Builders on ABC News Radio

September 19, 2015

Wilhelm Harnisch CEO of Master Builders Australia comments on Boral's settlement with the CFMEU

CFMEU's Anti Business Tactics Exposed

September 18, 2015

Master Builders welcomes settlement that ends the CFMEU's war on Boral and condemns economically damaging CFMEU thuggery

Transcript: 2UE interview with Wilhelm Harnisch CEO of Master Builders Australia on the apprentice shortage

September 14, 2015

Master Builders CEO Wilhelm Harnisch discusses issues underpinning shortage of apprentices