Strip Local Councils of Planning Approvals: Master Builders
Responsibility for assessing and approving certain types of planning applications in Victoria should be taken from local councils and handed to independent planning panels, a leading...
NSW Government Ignores Good Advice on Building Reform
Amendments to the NSW Home Building Act that impact upon the way its Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) scheme operates were supposedly informed from submissions made...
Asbestos Regulation Needs Reform
Safety is paramount for Master Builders and the building and construction industry, and the community deserves best practice in the management and control of asbestos.
Builders Voice Caution on China Free Trade Deal
The peak body for the building industry has sought assurances the skills of foreign workers will be properly checked before entering Australia under the China free...
Building New Construction Careers
We are more than half way through 2015 and dwelling commencements have reached an all-time record high of 203,706 in the year to March, an increase...
A Housing Debate We Don’t Need To Have
It is no surprise that former Prime Minister John Howard labelled housing affordability as a BBQ stopper.
The Harper Review Joins the Productivity Chorus
Ian Harper and his panel are the latest voices to join the choir calling for productivity driving reform, in this case to national competition policy.
Residential Building Hits Highest Numbers in Seven Years
Cast your mind back to November last year and you may recall dire predictions that the upturn in residential building has peaked.
Union Thugs Hold up Projects, Builders say
Major construction projects across Australia, including the Adelaide Oval rebuild and the Brisbane Children's Hospital, have been held up due to union thuggery, Master Builders Australia...