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The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP
Prime Minister

“Your organisation can always be counted upon to cut to the heart of issues affecting infrastructure policy in this country.”

The Hon. Peter Dutton MP
Leader of the Opposition

“It’s refreshing to see the work of the Master Builders over a long period of time.”

The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP
Former Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing

“The on the ground feedback that the MBA have provided government was invaluable, particularly in a time of crisis.”

The Hon. Ed Husic MP
Minister for Industry and Science

“Thank you for your broader advocacy and contribution. Clearly what you do in the wider economy, but also for communities matters.”

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP
Former Prime Minister

“We have worked closely together to keep the sector going under the most trying circumstances imaginable. And as your pre-budget submission highlights you are facing fronts on many of the big forces shaping our economy.”

Australians deserve an affordable roof over their head.

Increasing housing supply is essential for providing affordable and accessible homes for households of all income levels, ensuring that everyone has a place to call home.

A lack of housing supply can lead to rising rents, homelessness, and overcrowding, which negatively impacts the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

The building and construction industry in Australia is facing significant challenges, including rising costs of materials, labour shortages, and regulatory hurdles.

Government regulations and red tape add significant time and expense to building projects, creating a major burden for the industry.

To improve housing affordability, all levels of government must work together.

Building and construction is the ‘heart and soul’ of the Australian economy

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Consists of 448,451 business entities which over 98% are small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
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Employs around 1.35 million people with only the health sector providing more full-time jobs.
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Accounts for almost one half of the economy’s trade apprentices, 114,234 of which are employed in the construction industry.
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Every $1 million worth of building activity supports around $3 million in activity across the economy.
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Directly creates 10.8% of GDP, the fifth-largest sector within the economy.
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Performs over $280 billion worth of building and construction work each year.

Giving a voice to all members of the building and construction industry.

Building and construction is Australia’s second largest industry and third largest employer. Whether you’re an independent contractor or a large employer, Master Builders Australia is your voice for a fairer, more productive and safer industry.

Through our advocacy work we’re focused on ensuring your business isn’t overburdened by unnecessary red tape, that the industry receives the investment and support it needs from the government, and that safety and long-term job security is always prioritised.

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