Though more needs to be done, the current Queensland government has made significant gains in a number of important areas of policy relating to the construction sector in its first term of government, the head of a leading building industry body within the state says.

As the state gears up for an election on January 31, Master Builders Association of Queensland executive director Paul Bidwell has lauded the Newman government for making sound progress in terms of reforming building industry regulation, moving toward a state-based code for industrial relations on public sector projects and placing…