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  1. Employee v Subcontractor Workshop

    Builders and sub-contractors need to be aware of the new obligations imposed under the 2016 Federal Building Code against alleged sham sub-contracting. That is, builders engaged on 2016 Federal Code projects need to demonstrate they are taking measures against this practice. Come along to the workshop on 29 May to learn more.

  2. Master Builders-Bankwest WinBaC High Tea Lunch

    Join us on 16 June where Anni Macbeth (AnniMac), international trend forecaster and futurist will deliver a captivating and thought provoking presentation on who really is driving change – The government? Big businesses? Or the world’s 2.1 billion tech savvy, morally driven and hugely ambitious individuals who make up Gen Z. Click here to attend.

  3. Master Builders National Conference

    Registrations for Master Builders National Conference in Hobart from 23-25 November are open with Early Bird discounts available. Virgin Australia is also offering a 10% discount until the end of June through the conference website. Click here to book and check out the full program of tours, speakers, travel and accommodation discounts.

  4. Association Rules

    As previously notified in Express, our Board has resolved to change some Association Rules and apply to the WA Industrial Relations Commission to ratify the alterations. Under the Rules, members must be given notice of the proposed changes and be advised of their right to object. The required Notice and explanatory information is here.

  5. Commonwealth Funded Training

    There are many unemployed youth between the ages of 17 and 24 currently undergoing Commonwealth funded training. These job seekers are paid by the Commonwealth and employers who take them on in internships for 4 to 12 weeks will receive $1,000. Employers who hire them after the internship receive up to $10,000. For more information about this Youth Jobs PaTH click here.

  6. Payment Disputes Drop

    There has been a surprising drop in the number of payment disputes being referred to rapid adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act. Adjudication is quick and relatively cheap and Master Builders, as a Prescribed Appointor under the Act, provides an efficient nomination process. Contracts Manager Charles Anderson can provide guidance on this payment dispute resolution process or visit the Building Commission’s website.

  7. Sunday Times Home Magazine article

    Click here to read the Director’s last editorial in The Sunday Times HOME magazine on 7 May looking at some of the innovations that have occurred in the housing industry over the last three decades.

  8. National Volunteer Week

    This week was National Volunteer Week which presents a timely opportunity to thank our many members who volunteer their time on our Board, Councils, Committees or behind the scenes helping our staff. Your efforts are appreciated.

  9. Andy Peppercorn Safety Award

    Master Builders Board has decided to introduce an Andy Peppercorn Safety Award for an individual who has made a significant contribution to improving safety standards in our industry.

  10. New Safety Committee Chairman

    Michael van Dongen (Jaxon) has been appointed Chairman of Master Builders Safety Committee following Andy Peppercorn’s decision to step down due to ill health.

  11. Dubai Expo Date Change

    The Big 5 Expo in Dubai has changed its dates to 26-29 November this year. Click here or phone Keith Stubbs on 0412 008 996 for more information.