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Defence Housing Australia Request for Tender- Residential Repair and Maintenance Services panel

2 March 2011

Defence Housing Australia Request for Tender- Residential Repair and Maintenance Services panel

DHA is calling for tender submissions from suitable contractors and tradespeople with the intention to appoint successful applicants to the Residential Repair and Maintenance Services Panel.

NAWIC Celebrates International Woman's Day

23 February 2011

NAWIC Celebrates International Woman's Day

The National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) wishes to invite members and friends, Women in Engineering, Women in Project Management, Women in Utilities, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Property Council of Australia to join them in celebrating the centenary of International Women’s Day.

Forum Australia's Nurturing the Dream of Owning a Home discussion

21 February 2011

Forum Australia's Nurturing the Dream of Owning a Home discussion

This discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities of aiming to achievethe dream of owning a home in the current Australian environment.

BERS PRO Thermal Assessment Training

11 February 2011

BERS PRO Thermal Assessment Training

Master Builders is holding a comprehensive BERS Pro software training course across 24th & 25th February and 3rd & 4th March. Places are limited, please register early to avoid disappointment.

Risk Allocation in Government Procurement Contracts - Breakfast Seminar

7 February 2011

Risk Allocation in Government Procurement Contracts - Breakfast Seminar

On Friday 18 February Master Builders Association of the ACT will be running a FREE seminar for members which will answer the question: What are the major types of risk that a builder is likely to encounter in a government contract and how can they be dealt with under the contract?

Security of Payment Information Session

2 February 2011

Security of Payment Information Session

The Security of Payments legislation has now been in force for just over six months and you might find you need a little more information on how to make a payment claim or how to defend such a claim.

Australian Red Cross visits the Master Builders Association ACT

1 February 2011

Australian Red Cross visits the Master Builders Association ACT

Did you know only 3 per cent of Australians donate blood, but 30 per cent of us will need blood in our life time?

Signing of the MoU - Master Builders ACT & University of Canberra

28 January 2011

Signing of the MoU - Master Builders ACT & University of Canberra

On Monday 24 January Master Builders ACT and the University of Canberra held the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. This partnership will deliver tangible benefits for members and the ACT and regional building and construction industry, with tertiary trained building professionals.

Australia-wide Consumer Laws Commenced 1 January 2011

11 January 2011

Australia-wide Consumer Laws Commenced 1 January 2011

A fundamental change to Australia’s consumer laws was introduced on 1 January 2011.  A national uniform set of laws for consumer protection and safety has been introduced, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).  This article touches on some of the impacts on the building and construction industry. 

Workers' Compensation Amendment Bill (Exposure Draft) 2010

24 December 2010

Workers' Compensation Amendment Bill (Exposure Draft) 2010

Master Builders ACT have provided the ACT Government with comments on the Exposure Draft of the Workers’ Compensation Amendment Bill (2010) (the Bill).  We commend the Government on the transparent consultative process undertaken to this point in its attempt to drive much needed legislative reform in this area