Media Releases 2020

Housing Sector Devastated By COVID-19 Impact

May 1, 2020

Master Builders revised economic forecast of industry since the onset of COVID-19 points to devastating impact on the residential building sector

Master Builders & CFMEU Joint Statement Calling On Government For Massive Housing Stimulus

May 1, 2020

Joint Statement by Master Builders Australia and CFMEU National Construction & General Division calling on governments for a $10b social and affordable housing fund

Building Industry Job Losses Show Government Stimulus Needed

April 23, 2020

A 5.3 per cent drop in the number of jobs in building and construction shows the need for immediate government stimulus

The nation's home builders are open for business

April 15, 2020

home builders around the country are open for business while complying with Covid-19 government advice

CFMEU and Master Builders join forces to battle impact of coronavirus

March 23, 2020

CFMEU and Master Builders have joined forces to battle the impact of the coronavirus on the building and construction industry

Stimulus Measures Welcome. Building And Construction Must Remain Essential Service

March 22, 2020

Master Builders welcome Morrison Government's second stimulus package and restate calls for building and construction to be an essential service

Urgent Stimulus Needed To Keep People In Jobs

March 21, 2020

Master Builders calls on the Morrison Government for stimulus measures to keep the building and construction industry building

Builders Back Well Targeted Stimulus

March 12, 2020

Master Builders welcomes the measures in the Government's fiscal stimulus package

Decision Exposes Union Tactics As Construction Union 'Safety Adviser' Fined After Abusing Actual Safety Inspector

February 27, 2020

CFMMEU official fined maximum penalty for bullying a WorkSafe Inspector

Engineering Construction At 12 Year Low. Action On Infrastructure Needed

February 26, 2020

ABS data shows that the volume of engineering construction activity has fallen to a 12 year low.

First Home Buyer Loans Reach Decade High - With Even Better To Come

February 11, 2020

ABS data showed that finance for first home buyers surged in December 2019

Fresh Allegations Of CFMMEU Bullying Small Business To Sign Union Deals Confirms Necessity Of Ensuring Integrity Laws

February 4, 2020

New allegations of union bullying small business to sign union deals confirms need for parliament to pass ensuring integrity laws

New Home Starts Hit 7 Year Low As Infrastructure Finally Grinds Into Action

January 15, 2020

construction of new homes at a 7 year low but infrastructure investment starting to grind into action

Master Builders Donates $150,000 To Bushfire Relief

January 9, 2020

The Master Builders movement including Master Builders Australia and Master Builders Associations from around the country have donated $150,000 to support bushfire affected communities

High Density Drives Surge In New Home Approvals

January 8, 2020

Building approvals, particularly for apartments, surged in November 2019