ABCC imposes new Security of Payment reporting requirements

ABCC imposes new Security of Payment reporting requirements
Jul 23, 2018

Industry participants must transition to these reporting requirements by 1 September 2018.

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2018 State Election Platform - Building A Stronger South Australia

2018 State Election Platform - Building A Stronger South Australia
Feb 22, 2018

There is no doubt that the building and construction industry has faced some serious challenges over the past few years, but signs are everywhere things are turning around.

There’s definitely scope for improvement - especially in the housing sector – and with the election less than four weeks away we have been busy lobbying all sides of politics on how

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Joint Position Statement - Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017

Joint Position Statement - Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017
Nov 10, 2017
The Labour Hire Licensing Bill before the Parliament has sought to significantly broaden the definition of a labour hire firm, capturing entities such as training organisations.
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Submission to ODASSA on the Design Guidelines

Submission to ODASSA on the Design Guidelines
Jul 06, 2017

Whatever the document aspires to, it is not “best practice”.  To the extent that it is intended to comprise a canon of design axioms of universal application to residential design, it falls short.  It contains a curious mixture of obvious design platitudes and prescriptive, policy laden design stances. 

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State Budget 2017

State Budget 2017
Apr 13, 2017

South Australia needs to invest in the nexus between new and growing industries and population retention and growth if it is to create economic success.

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Review of Security of Payments Laws

Review of Security of Payments Laws
Mar 31, 2017

South Australia has recently undertaken two reviews of its Security of Payment laws. The review of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 by retired District Court Judge Alan Moss, which was completed in February 2015...The State Government took no action as a result of this review.

The second review, undertaken by Small Business Commissioner John Chapman, produced a more unified response. Master Builders SA undertook significant consultation with subcontractors, principal contractors and contracts specialists, and then brought representatives together to establish a unified response from an industry perspective. This submission reflects the policy

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Five steps for more affordable housing

Five steps for more affordable housing
Jun 16, 2016

Today, Master Builders Australia has called for five steps for more affordable housing - a top policy priority in its Federal Election campaign Strong Building, Strong Economy

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Occupational Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation

Occupational Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation
Mar 31, 2016

Master Builders SA believes the best investment that can be made rests in the prevention and understanding
of fatalities. The significant reduction in Australian road deaths is credited to the steady introduction
of safety measures including mandatory wearing of fitted seatbelts and helmets, not reliance on
heavy penalties3. Master Builders SA believes this provides the clearest lesson for the saving of lives
that should be adopted when considering whether this legislation will deliver the benefits claimed.

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Initial Areas of Concern - Planning Bill

Initial Areas of Concern - Planning Bill
Sep 24, 2015

Key changes are needed to the proposed Planning Development and Infrastructure Bill.

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