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2019 Housing Award Winners

Larkin and Drought Builders wins twin titles..

Larkin and Drought Builders Pty Ltd received dual awards for Master Builder of the Year and Regional Residential Builder of the Year.

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Member alert: CFMEU correspondence regarding EBAs

The CFMEU has sent out bulk correspondence regarding commencement of enterprise agreement negotiations.

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Head contractor penalised for discriminating..

The Federal Court imposed penalties totaling $108,875 against the CFMEU for attempts to coerce a subcontractor into making an enterprise agreement.

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Enterprise agreement wage increases

Master Builders Victoria continues to receive queries from a number of members covered by the CFMEU Pattern EBA 2016 – 2018 seeking clarification on the wage increase...

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Reminder: the VBA's new system for applications and issuing of building...

Effective 1 July 2019, the VBA’s Building Activity Management System (BAMS) goes live.

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Updated Wage Bulletins now available

On 30 May, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) awarded a 3 per cent increase to all modern Award wages, with wage-related allowances increasing proportionately.

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Changes to stamp duty laws risk worsening of housing slowdown

The Victorian government’s introduction of new stamp duty laws came into effect on 19 June 2019, including radical changes to how stamp duty is applied toward...

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‘Clock ticking’ on building surveyors insurance

Master Builders Victoria is concerned that the ongoing uncertainty about rectification action of non-compliant cladding could have an immediate effect on the availability...

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Latest survey results show need for faster commencement of infrastructure...

Master Builders Australia (MBA) has released results of the latest National Survey of Building and Construction, showing that the industry, nationally, is currently...

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