2017 Media Releases

Master Builders Elects Industry Veteran As National President

December 15, 2017

Construction industry veteran Hedley Davis has been elected National President of Master Builders Australia succeeding Dan Perkins

Another Day, Another Court Order

December 12, 2017

The CFMEU/MUA picket of Melbourne's Webb Dock is another reason the proposed MUA/CFMEU merger should be exposed to scrutiny

Student Built Amphitheatre Proves Success Of Pilot Apprenticeship Project

December 7, 2017

Master Builders pilot pre-apprenticeship project reveals student completion outcomes

High Court Outcome On Entry Rules Welcomed

November 20, 2017

Master Builders welcomes High Court ruling on right of entry rules


November 10, 2017

Pre-apprenticeship introduction to building industry launched in regional Western Australia

First Home Buyers Up While Investors Pump The Brakes

November 9, 2017

Finance for first home buyers rose in September

Boost For Residential And Commercial Construction In Latest Approvals Data

November 2, 2017

Building approvals positive for both residential and commercial building sectors

The Fair Work Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017

October 19, 2017

Master Builders response to the introduction of the Turnbull Government's Bill to make worker benefit funds more accountable and transparent

Finance For New Homes Fell In August

October 12, 2017

Finance for the construction of new dwellings fell in August 2017

August Approvals Improve But Still Well Below Last Year

October 3, 2017

Master Builders response to ABS building approvals data for August 2017

Financial Regulations Hit Starts To Hit Investors

September 8, 2017

Housing finance data for July 2017 show that regulations targeting property investors are having effect

Approvals Show Apartments Are Taking The Brunt Of The Fall

August 2, 2017

Master Builders response to ABS building approvals data for June 2017

Confidence Surges With Peak In Residential Construction

July 14, 2017

Master Builders Survey of Building and Construction shows residential building cycle reaching crescendo

Finance For New Homes Supports Positive Short Term Outlook

July 11, 2017

Rise in finance for mortgages supports positive short term outlook for house building

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Forecast To Keep Construction Sector Driving Growth In The Economy

July 6, 2017

Master Builders Building & Construction Industry Forecasts from the June quarter 2017