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  1. October 2017

    Finance For New Homes Fell In August 12/10/2017

    The latest housing finance data, released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) earlier today shows the number of home loan approvals increased by 1 per cent in August.

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  2. Builders Support Sensible Improvement To Building Regulation 12/10/2017

    Master Builders Australia has announced its response to calls to ban the importation of potentially hazardous aluminium cladding.

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  3. Residential Construction Data Confirms We Are Past the Peak 11/10/2017

    The value of work done on new residential buildings slipped by 0.6 per cent in the June quarter, adding to a fall of 3 per cent over the year.

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  4. August Approvals Improve But Still Well Below Last Year 03/10/2017

    Approvals for new housing rose 0.4 per cent in August 2017, in seasonally adjusted terms, reversing some of the decline recorded in July, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

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  5. September 2017

    Hidden Costs Driving Up Mortgage Stress 14/09/2017

    Hidden costs and regulatory creep are driving up house prices and the cost of living according to a new report commissioned by Master Builders Australia.

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  6. Resignation of Nigel Hadgkiss 13/09/2017

    Master Builders Australia has today paid tribute to outgoing ABCC Commissioner Nigel Hadgkiss for his vital contribution to restoring the rule of law in the construction industry.

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  7. Financial Regulation Starts to Hit Investors 08/09/2017

    Housing finance commitments for owner occupiers and for the construction of new dwellings jumped by 2.9 per cent and 3.1 per cent respectively, while loans for investor housing fell by 3.9 per cent in July 2017 – clear evidence that tighter financial regulations imposed on domestic and foreign investors are beginning to take effect.

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  8. Response to 4 Corners Report on Cladding 04/09/2017

    “Master Builders and its 33,000 members want the community to have faith in the safety of our built environment,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

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  9. August 2017

    Greater Accountability Backed By Builders 16/08/2017

    Master Builders commends the Government’s move to ensure that unions and union officials are more accountable and act in the interests of their members.

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  10. PM Stance On Super-Union Would Be Positive Step For Building Industry, Economy And Community 11/08/2017

    The media reports outlining the Turnbull Government’s intention towards a proposed super-union would be a positive step for the building and construction industry, the economy and the community.

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