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More work needed if we are to build 1.2 million homes

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Despite a myriad of Federal Government housing initiatives, Australia is on track to fall over 110,000 homes short of its National Housing Accord target. Master Builders Australia has today released its 2024 building and construction industry forecasts which, for the first time, cover the full five-year period of the Accord. From 1 July 2024 until … Continued

Branded a Scammer at 24: The Unyielding Battle of MyTinyHomeKit’s Spencer Porter Against Unjust Accusations and Harsh Realities

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In an era where sensational headlines often drown out the truth, we bring to you a compelling narrative that demands attention.   This is not just a business saga; it’s a story of unwavering resilience, redemption, and an unbreakable commitment to consumer satisfaction, embodied by the young director of MyTinyHomeKit, Spencer Porter.   At just … Continued

Sydney apartment layouts don’t suit families, study suggests

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Research into unit layouts reveals most are designed to meet the needs of developers rather than residents. More people in Australia, including families with children, are choosing to live in apartments. But it turns out that new units aren’t necessarily being designed for people living in them. Research led by UNSW Sydney reveals a mismatch in layout … Continued

Higher density building approvals drop to 12-year low

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New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows with three months to go until the Housing Accord clock starts ticking, higher density approvals have hit their lowest monthly figure in almost 12 years. “Total new home building approvals slipped by 1.9 per cent during February,” said Master Builders Australia Chief Economist Shane Garrett. “There … Continued

PLUMBSTRUCT INDUSTRIES ARE VICTORIA’S ONLY NATIONAL AWARD FINALISTS

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Melbourne-based domestic building company Plumbstruct Industries has been selected as Victoria’s only finalist in the prestigious Australian Small Business Champion Awards. These awards honour the passionate and dedicated companies that help form the backbone of the Australian economy. They seek to recognise the hard work that business owners contribute to the local community in generating … Continued

Apprenticeships data confirms industry woes

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Latest apprenticeship and trainee data reaffirms building and construction industry concerns that we are facing a critical labour shortage in the midst of a housing crisis said Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn. “Over the year to September 2023, a total of 42,333 new apprentices started in the building and construction industry. This represents an … Continued

Finding Australia’s missing tradies

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27 March 2024 Releasing its supplementary Budget submission, Finding Australia’s missing tradies: Harnessing our skilled migrant workforce, Master Builders Australia has today made recommendations to help migrants navigate complex and unnecessary barriers to work in the industry.   The building and construction industry needs more workers if we are going to build 1.2 million homes … Continued