Master Builders SA releases blueprint for a building-led economic recovery

Master Builders SA releases blueprint for a building-led economic recovery
Mar 02, 2020

This year’s State Budget is a time for serious action and a time for making hard decisions, Master Builders SA says.

“For me, the number one issue for South Australia is jobs,” said Master Builders SA CEO Ian Markos.

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2020 State Budget Submission

2020 State Budget Submission
Mar 02, 2020

Three key factors to building a stronger South Australia are population growth, a skilled workforce and the ‘right’ macro environment for businesses to prosper and employ more people. The only way for South Australia to shake its unwanted reputation as an unemployment hot spot is a relentless focus on reducing the cost of doing business. All government policy decisions should be framed with this overriding goal firmly in mind.
Given the importance of our industry to the state’s economy it was unbelievable that we were not included in the Marshall Government’s

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Master Builders SA's position on Land Tax

Master Builders SA's position on Land Tax
Oct 29, 2019

Master Builders SA wants a land tax regime that encourages people to invest in South Australia.

Investment drives jobs and economic growth. It is the backbone of our economy.

 

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Land Tax Reform Package Submission

Land Tax Reform Package Submission
Oct 02, 2019

Master Builders SA welcomes the increase in the tax-free threshold to $450,000 and the reduction in the top rate to 2.4%. However, the draft bill does not change the attack on a major job creating sector. A large portion of the 8% of individuals and 25% of companies the government admits will be worse off who generate significant, if not the most investment in South Australia. The Marshall Government does not appear to have properly considered the consequences of targeting this group.

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Housing stimulus and infrastructure spend State Budget highlights

Housing stimulus and infrastructure spend State Budget highlights
Jun 18, 2019

Low income earners, builders, subcontractors, tradies and apprentices will all benefit from the Marshall Government’s $104.5 million Housing Stimulus Package, Master Builders SA says.

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Builders back Budget focus on small business, skills and infrastructure

Builders back Budget focus on small business, skills and infrastructure
Apr 02, 2019

Builders around the country will back the key initiatives in the Federal Budget that will help promote economic growth across the country.

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Independent report supports call for stamp duty cuts

Independent report supports call for stamp duty cuts
Feb 02, 2019

In October 2018, in response to ten consecutive months of declining building approvals for private sector houses, Master Builders SA released “Make Housing Great Again”, our five point plan to improve affordability and protect jobs in the industry.

 

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Make Housing Great Again

Make Housing Great Again
Oct 24, 2018

Our five point plan to rejuvenate the housing sector and help more first homebuyers get into the market.

 

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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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