2016 Media Releases

Government's Commitment To Ongoing Budget Repair Welcome

December 19, 2016

Master Builders calls on the Parliament to pass the Turnbull Government's remaining savings measures to boost confidence, investment and jobs

Changing Negative Gearing Will Not Help Housing Affordability

December 2, 2016

Master Builders backs Treasurer Scott Morrison that changing negative gearing will have no impact on housing affordability

Master Builders Back Finance Ministers' Commitment To Housing Affordability

December 2, 2016

Master Builders backs the commitment by Federal and State/Territory Treasurers to housing affordability at the Council on Federal Financial Relations

Capital Expenditure Data Highlights The Urgent Need For Tax Reform

December 1, 2016

ABS capital expenditure (capex) survey data shows total capital expenditure has slipped further to $28 billion, the lowest level since December 2010, to be down by more than 15 per cent over the year to September 2016

Governments Must Work Together To Remove Impediments To Housing Supply

December 1, 2016

Master Builders encourages Federal and State/Territory Treasurers to work together to remove barriers to increasing the housing supply

Spike In Strike Figures Show It Was Right To Bring Back ABCC

December 1, 2016

The spike in strikes and stoppages show why it was right for the Turnbull Government and the Parliament to bring back the ABCC

A Further Deterioration In Building Approvals Is A Risk To Future Housing Affordability

November 30, 2016

Building approvals continue to decline

Master Builders Thank Senate For The ABCC

November 30, 2016

Master Builders thanks the Senate for bringing back the ABCC. It's a win for the community

Bring Back The ABCC, The Community Deserves Better

November 28, 2016

Bringing back the ABCC will mean more schools, hospitals and roads for the community

National Building Industry Leaders In Canberra Calling For ABCC

November 23, 2016

The National Board of Master Builders Australia met in Canberra to call on the Senate to bring back the ABCC

Residential Work Dips But Prospects Still Positive

November 23, 2016

Industry prospects upbeat despite dip in residential building work

Builders Welcome Transparency

November 22, 2016

Builders welcome the establishment of the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC)

Master Builders Backs PM's Veterans' Employment Scheme

November 17, 2016

Master Builders backs the PM's Jobs scheme for our armed forces veterans

Positive Housing Finance Data Suggests Boom In Housing Has A Few Rounds To Go

November 10, 2016

Housing finance data shows the boom in housing construction may have a while to run

Fall In Approvals Point To A Break In The Housing Construction Cycle

November 2, 2016

A fall in building approvals points to a break in the housing cycle