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New tax adds to cost of living

New tax adds to cost of living

This release can be downloaded as a PDF here. A proposed new carbon tax on cars would add a $5000 burden on businesses trying to survive and eat into household budgets already stretched by South Australia’s high costs of living. Master Builders SA Chief Executive...

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Payment reforms must improve cash, cut red tape

Payment reforms must improve cash, cut red tape

This release can be downloaded as a PDF here. The State Government’s announcement of changes to Security of Payment legislation has been welcomed by Master Builders SA but their ultimate success is entirely reliant on details not yet seen by industry. Small Business...

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Update to Security of Payment laws

Update to Security of Payment laws

The State Government is expected to unveil changes to the State's Security of Payment laws next week. The reforms come at a critical time, and propose to change South Australian laws ahead of the outcome of a push for national reforms. Master Builders SA will update...

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State Budget 2017: The Essentials

State Budget 2017: The Essentials

The 2017 State Budget contains many opportunities for members of Master Builders SA. You can access our media release here. You can access our member update here. For details, keep reading. Impact on daily business Payroll tax rebates covering payrolls up to $1.2...

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Health infrastructure a shot in the arm

Health infrastructure a shot in the arm

This is available as a PDF download here. Today’s announcement of new $528 million Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide’s Biomedical Precinct represents a much-needed shot in the arm for South Australia’s social infrastructure and building industry, Master...

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Health infrastructure a shot in the arm

20-year high in youth unemployment

This release is available as a PDF here. Master Builders SA's Budget Submission is available as a PDF here. South Australia’s youth unemployment rate is at a 20-year high with more than 26,000 South Australians out of work, Master Builders SA says. About 18.7 per cent...

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New tax adds to cost of living

Time to work together for South Australia

This release can be downloaded in here. Rising South Australian unemployment sends the clearest signal yet that it’s time for all levels of government to work together to build a stronger economy, Master Builders SA says. South Australia’s unemployment rate rose from...

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First home buyers on the outer

First home buyers on the outer

This release is available as a PDF download here. Slowing South Australian home lending should be a wake-up call for change, Master Builders SA says. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows the value of South Australian home loans fell 0.1 per...

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Federal Budget 2017-18

Federal Budget 2017-18

The 2017 Federal Budget has promised a return to surplus in four years on the back of a new tax on banks, securing Medicare and a suite of measures targeting housing affordability. Our media release can be downloaded as a PDF here. Our member update can be downloaded...

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Budget a mixed bag for South Australia

Budget a mixed bag for South Australia

This release can be downloaded as a PDF here. Tonight’s Federal Budget presents a welcome investment in infrastructure across the country that will build much-needed confidence, Master Builders SA says. The focus on housing affordability is also welcome but there...

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First home buyers need help, not a noose

First home buyers need help, not a noose

The State Government needs to encourage South Australian first home buyers in the next Budget if the State is to regain its reputation as an affordable state, Master Builders SA says. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the number of first...

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National Security of Payment laws

National Security of Payment laws

Master Builders SA has delivered its response to the national review of Security of Payment laws being undertaken by John Murray AM. The current review is comparing national experiences across two separate systems to ascertain the best approach for model laws that...

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New tax adds to cost of living

Jobs not lawbreakers

The Advertiser yesterday made an important common-sense call to the union movement: focus on jobs, not backing militant unions investing member dues in thuggery and law-breaking (“Breaking laws is a bad state for the union”, 30/3/17). Incoming ACTU secretary Sally...

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Only three SA officials with power to enter sites

Only three SA officials with power to enter sites

The construction union’s application to have a senior official’s right of entry permit renewed has been rejected, leaving just three South Australian officials legally able to enter building sites. The Fair Work Commission has dismissed the CFMEU’s application to...

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Making headlines for the wrong reasons

Making headlines for the wrong reasons

The construction sector is suffering one of the highest rates of industrial disputes across the country with the number of days lost nearly three times higher than five years ago – a worrying trend for South Australian jobs as unions protest today, Master Builders SA...

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New tax adds to cost of living

End the political games

The CFMEU’s promise to create new battlegrounds over hospitality and retail wages shows it values political games more than the needs of the sector it purports to represent, Master Builders SA says. The construction union yesterday vowed to lead a “Work Choices”...

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Drop in much-needed investment

Drop in much-needed investment

South Australia’s commercial building sector needs a new series of projects to fill jobs likely to suffer from a 10 per cent fall in activity, Master Builders SA says. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows new non-residential construction...

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Australian impact of London fire

Safety too important for games

Two weeks ago the construction union called on members to march on Parliament House today to end worksite deaths. But two days ago, safety took a back seat as the CFMEU instead took aim at Senator NickXenophon. The protest was no longer about safety, but was now about...

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Avoid a Commonwealth work ban

Avoid a Commonwealth work ban

This Fact Sheet can be downloaded as a PDF here. Businesses will be banned from Commonwealth-funded work if they don’t act NOW to meet the requirements of Building Code 2016. Changes to the Building Code 2016 expected to be passed next week will prevent businesses...

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A win for South Australians

Cutting the time available for the building industry to meet the requirements of the Building Code 2016 is a win for South Australians, Master Builders SA says. The reduction of the transition period from two years to seven months will increase pressure on industry to...

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Opportunity for jobs exists right now

Opportunity for jobs exists right now

South Australia’s building industry is meeting its long-term average activity rates but there is currently a valuable opportunity to boost the outlook of the sector and its jobs, Master Builders SA says. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows...

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Softer housing growth for SA in 2017

South Australia is likely to experience softer conditions for new housing commitments in the next six to 12 months, Master Builders SA says. Tasmania and the ACT are also expected to pull back a national average as the eastern seaboard continues to surge ahead,...

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