The construction industry in Australia has welcomed the Coalition victory in the federal election, but challenged the new government to put in place long term policies to underpin a sound economy and a strong building sector.

In a statement, Master Builders Australia Chief Executive Officer Wilhelm Harnisch has challenged the new government to adopt measures to put the economy on the right track ‘not just for the next three years but for the next three decades’. “The building and construction industry looks to the Abbott Government…