Master Builders defends builders’ integrity - 23 August 2018
Following the sensational findings of the Corruption and Crime Commission into various Health Department building and maintenance contracts, we have issued a media release defending the integrity of builders. None of the contractors named in the CCC Report are MBA members.
Local government performance audit - 23 August 2018
The Office of the Auditor General is conducting an audit of local governments with a focus on their assessment of building permit applications and compliance mechanisms. As Master Builders will be meeting with the OAG, member feedback is invited to Jason on your experiences with local government.
Robert Law Award - 23 August 2018
Ric New and Midland Brick are this year’s deserving Robert Law Award winners. Marylyn New and Greg Smith, the General Manager of Midland Brick, received this prestigious award at our popular CEO Luncheon at The Westin on Friday. Governor Kim Beazley’s keynote address and responses to questions were also well received.
Security of payment - 30 August 2018
Master Builders this week met with John Fiocco and Matthew Swinburne who are carrying out the review of WA’s security of payment practices. Our key message was to improve the operation of our current Construction Contracts Act and rapid adjudication system rather than replace it with a new regime.
Shergold Weir report - 30 August 2018
Master Builders Australia has made a detailed submission to the Minister for the Workplace and Deregulation in response to this far-reaching report. Issues covered include registration of building practitioners, CPD, fire safety design, a code of conduct for building surveyors and a building manual for commercial buildings.
Public sector construction - 6 September 2018
Master Builders and several kindred organisations are meeting with John Langoulant tomorrow to discuss his report on how the State Government can improve management of public sector construction projects.
Reserve Bank event in Perth - 6 September 2018
Master Builders Director Michael McLean attended the RBA Board dinner in Perth this week. The RBA Governor reported the 1.5 per cent cash rate has remained stable for more than two years. With 3 per cent growth forecast, declining unemployment and a strong global economy, the RBA is pleased with Australia’s economic performance.