26 May 2019

Master Builders Australia welcomes the announcement of the new Morrison Ministry.

Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said, “It is particularly good news for our industry that industrial relations will be overseen by the Attorney General Christian Porter MP in Cabinet and that the Assistant Treasurer will be responsible for the housing portfolio.”

“Master Builders fought hard at the election on housing tax and the need to keep the ABCC to stop construction union bullying and we appreciate the Prime Minister’s special mention of both matters in his remarks today,” she said.

“The Prime Minister’s move to ensure that the nation’s chief law officer now has charge of enforcing the rule of law on construction sites will be welcomed by builders and tradies who heaved a sigh of relief that the return of the Morrison Government meant they would not have to face the surge in bullying promised by construction unions if Labor had been elected,” Denita Wawn said.

“The housing industry plays a vital role in building a strong economy. Last week Master Builders called for the Minister of Housing to also have a senior economic portfolio and we welcome the appointment of Michael Sukkar MP as Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Housing. We look forward to working closely with him on his return to this role,” she said.

“Infrastructure, urban infrastructure, population and cities are key engines for economic growth. It’s a positive signal that they will be overseen by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban infrastructure,” Denita Wawn said.

“It is also good to see the small business and vocational education and apprentices will have energetic champions in Senator Michaelia Cash and Steve Irons MP, these are both important to our industry,” she said.

“Bringing together Energy and Emissions Reductions in one ministry makes sense and we look forward to working with Angus Taylor MP,” Denita Wawn said.

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