McKays - QBCC changes tune on defective work

The QBCC has recently released a statement confirming their approach to defective building works and the issuing of Directions to Rectify.

Whilst it is good news when the QBCC clarifies their position on such an issue, this particular news may not be good for builders. >

Enter the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Queenslanders are being urged to enter the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards and put themselves in line for prize money of up to $2000.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the awards recognise the achievements of those who go the extra yard when it comes to promoting work health and safety and return to work. >

Unlicenced Painters

Master Painters would like to request your help to bring QBCC’s attention to unlicensed Painters operating within Queensland.

We would like to encourage you take notice and submit any evidence to MPA so we can submit this evidence on your behalf. We will only submit through our association. Your company or name will not be submitted. >

Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Premiums from 1 July 2017

Insurance premiums for residential construction work in Queensland will increase by 3.5% from 1 July 2017. These increases are regretted however they are essential to ensure the continued sustainability of the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme. >

Cbus – Making Superannuation Easy for your Business

Cbus is the national industry super fund for the construction, building and allied industries. We are focused on maximising retirement outcomes for members, while providing an excellent super service for you and your business. >

Further changes to Contracts, Tendering and Security of Payments

Did you know that the reinstatement of the ABCC has dramatically changed contractual obligations and tendering requirements for Commonwealth funded projects?

Did you also know that it impacts on security of payment issues? >

Huge Response to Paint Disposal Scheme

A world-first Australian initiative to keep waste paint out of landfill has been an immediate success.
The industry-run Paintback® scheme collected more than a million kilograms of unwanted paint in its first year: equivalent to about 320,000 four-litre paint tins. >

Cyclone Debbie - Building and Tradie Assistance Register

The QBCC Building and Tradie Assistance Register enables home owners to search for licenced tradies in their area for help with making homes secure, safe and habitable.

Trades people who wish to register, please email or call 139 333. >

ABCC Guidelines on Compliant Enterprise Agreement

The ABCC has released new guidance material dealing with various (typical) enterprise agreement clauses used in the construction industry, and identifying whether those clauses will comply with the 2016 Construction Code (Code). >

Queensland Building Plan - Have Your Say

This week the government are kicking off face-to-face consultations for the new Queensland Building Plan - the most comprehensive review of the rules governing building and construction in generations.
The Queensland Building Plan looks at 10 areas of reform including security of payment for subcontractors, licensing, plumbing and drainage laws, the potential for a single state housing code, and the operation of the Home Warranty Scheme.
To make sure the Government get the plan right we need you to have your say. >

Queensland Building Plan

Master Painters Queensland is working with the Queensland Government to help reform the construction industry. To help ensure that the Painting & Decorating industry have their say, we encourage all Painters & Decorators to Have your say on the future of construction in Queensland. >

All Trades Expo - Friday 24th February 2017

From making connections with new networks, to sourcing the best people, tools, equipment and services for your jobs! Trade Show Organisers are committed to producing quality events to keep you and your knowledge up to date in today’s marketplace. The All Trades Tradie Trade Shows are events which bring tradies together with suppliers and manufacturers in a business and social atmosphere. >

Home Warranty Scheme Notional Pricing Changes

A Guide to notional pricing changes for the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme (The Scheme) >

Christmas Closing Dates

We will be closed over the holiday period from Friday 16 December and re-open in the New Year on Wednesday 4 January 2017.
Season's greeting from all the team at Master Painters Queensland. A special thank you to all of our members for your support in 2016. We look forward to a happy and successful year ahead in 2017. >

Home Warranty Scheme Questions Answered

Master Painters Association Qld (MPA) met with representatives from the Department of Housing and Public works and QBCC yesterday afternoon to discuss the new ‘Home Warranty Scheme’. >

Home Warranty Scheme Changes

Please find below a range of materials published by the QBCC to assist you in understanding the new Home Warranty Scheme >

NEWS ALERT - Home Warranty Scheme Changes

Effective from the 28th October, 2016, there are changes regarding the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme which will affect the Painting & Decorating industry. >

Asbestos Awareness Week 2016

Asbestos Awareness Week is on from 19-25 November to raise awareness of asbestos and where asbestos materials could be found within your home. Play it safe with asbestos – before you or your tradesperson renovate, know what asbestos is and how to manage it safely. >
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