2019 Media Releases

Builders Welcome Passage Of Ensuring Integrity Laws

July 31, 2019

Master Builders welcomes House of Representatives passing the Ensuring Integrity Bill, calls on Senate to pass the Bill

No Sign Yet Of Interest Rare Bounce In Building Approvals

July 30, 2019

Building approvals for June 2019 show no sign of approving following the cut in official interest rates made by the RBA

Joint Industry Statement On Building Regulation

July 15, 2019

Master Builders in a Joint Statement with the Property Council of Australia, Ai Group, Insurance Council Australia and ACIF call on state and territory governments to implement the Shergold - Weir Report recommendations

Dust Taskforce A Positive Step Towards Coordinated And Strategic Risk Management

April 30, 2019

Master Builders response to the Coalition's promise to establish a silica dust taskforce

Labor's Budget Reply

April 4, 2019

Master Builders response to Labor's 2019 Federal Budget Reply

Wrong : Opposition Leader's Claims On Master Builders Housing Tax Modelling

April 3, 2019

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's claims that Master Builders modelling of Labor's capital gains tax and negative gearing policies does not acknowledge that negative gearing could still occur on new homes is incorrect

Builders back Budget Focus On Small Business, Skills And Infrastructure

April 2, 2019

Response to the 2019 Federal Budget

All Housing Investment Incentives Need To Be Left On The Table

March 29, 2019

All housing investment incentives including negative gearing and the 50% capital gains tax discount need to be left on the table

Fact Beats Fiction, ILO Rejects Union Call To Abolish ABCC

March 28, 2019

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has reject the union movement's call to abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)

Changes to Right Of Entry Laws A Positive Step Towards Protecting Workplaces From Union Bullies

March 26, 2019

Master Builders response to the Morrison Government's move on Right of Entry laws

Labor Should Listen To Fears About Its Housing Tax Changes

March 21, 2019

Labor should take seriously the fears of industry and consumers about its policy to increase capital gains tax and restrict negative gearing

Major Parties Must Recommit To Growth Following Worse Than Expected GDP Figures

March 6, 2019

Master Builders wants the major parties to recommit to economic growth following weaker than expected growth in the economy in the December quarter 2018

Boost In Building Approvals In January

March 4, 2019

ABS building approvals data shows uplift in approvals for January 2019

Builders Welcome Focus On Improving Industry Commercial Conduct

February 26, 2019

Master Builders response to Labor's launch of its 'Tradie Guarantee' policy

Review of Model WHS Laws Report

February 25, 2019

Master Builders response to the Final Report of the 'Boland Review' of Model WHS Laws