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  1. March 2020

    Industrial manslaughter sparks industry concern 26/03/2020

    Master Builders Western Australia joins industry groups across the agriculture, livestock, transport, building and construction, electrical, communications, hospitality and property sectors in voicing strong concern regarding the State Government’s proposed new industrial manslaughter laws. The proposed new offences are set out in the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019. The bill, introduced in November, is currently before the Legislative Council of Parliament.

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  2. Plan to rebuild WA economy 25/03/2020

    Master Builders has created a plan for the WA building and construction industry to help minimise the economic fallout of COVID-19. “Coronavirus is a health crisis first but an economic one second. Care for our community is the priority in these anxious times but keeping people in jobs and small businesses going is also important,” executive director John Gelavis said.

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  3. Stimulus Measures and State Action Commended Building and Construction Must Be Essential Service 22/03/2020

    Master Builders Association of Western Australia welcomes the Federal Governments second stimulus package containing welcome measures to support the viability of businesses, particularly the viability of small businesses (including sole traders) and non-profit-organisations to keep people in jobs.

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  4. Safety laws need careful consideration 17/03/2020

    Master Builders has a deep and long-standing commitment to safety. We understand what works and what doesn’t in the construction sector because we have been at forefront of improving safety standards, awareness and training for decades.

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  5. Bolster small businesses with cash injection 16/03/2020

    The State Government’s COVID-19 economic package is a relief for small businesses, but Master Builders WA Executive Director John Gelavis says some may need more help to stay afloat. “The State Government has given some respite to the building sector by targeted support for small businesses because there are more in our industry than any other,” Mr Gelavis said.

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  6. Builders welcome coronavirus support 12/03/2020

    The Federal Government’s $17.6 billion stimulus package should bolster economic resilience in the face of the coronavirus challenge. Master Builders WA executive director John Gelavis welcomed the leadership demonstrated by the economic support, which will be a relief for many small businesses in the state.

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  7. Coronavirus impact on the building and construction industry 11/03/2020

    The coronavirus health threat is a fast-evolving situation which is likely to affect the West Australian building and construction industry in the months ahead. Master Builders is assisting members to be prepared by offering information and support.

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  8. February 2020

    Celebrating 40 years of housing excellence 24/02/2020

    Master Builders WA has been presenting awards for housing excellence for 40 years and a range of high-class, unique and innovative homes have been honoured in this anniversary year. Executive director John Gelavis said hundreds of properties with a combined value of more than $250million were entered in the Master Builders-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards for 2020.

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  9. David Crothers elected Master Builders President 18/02/2020

    Respected builder David Crothers has been elected President of Master Builders Western Australia. Executive Director John Gelavis said Mr Crothers brought an abundance of professional knowledge as Managing Director of Crothers Construction and a decade of experience on the Master Builders board to his new position as President.

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  10. North West projects give builders a lift 17/02/2020

    Master Builders Association of Western Australia welcomes the recent announcements of major projects planned for the North West. Master Builders Executive Director John Gelavis said building and construction was an important industry for WA and it was encouraging to see government-led infrastructure work visibly rolling out across the North West, increasing activity in the sector and delivering much-needed jobs and economic growth.

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