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    • FREE APPRENTICESHIPS ACROSS NSW - 19/06/2018

      Tradies will be entitled to free apprenticeships from July 1, 2018. The state’s biggest shortfall in apprenticeships is in building and construction, followed by trades including plumbers and electricians. But the state Budget announced today has allowed for 100,000 people

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    • LENDLEASE TO CONSTRUCT SECOND BARANGAROO TIMBER BUILDING - 15/06/2018

      Master Builder member Lendlease has been approved to construct a sister building at Barangaroo, called Daramu House. Daramu – meaning “tree house” – is a super sustainable timber construction, and will be the company’s sixth engineered timber building in Australia.

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    • IMPROVE YOUR BUILDING SKILLS - 04/06/2018

      Getting the right mix of skills and experience into your business and helping people grow is a challenge and an opportunity.  The 70 20 10 model suggests that roughly 70 per cent of learning happens on the job, 20 per

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    • PETROL PRICE RISES HIT BUILDERS' POCKETS HARD - 04/06/2018

      The recent petrol price rises mean every driver has to pay a prime price just to keep their car on the road. Indeed, Commsec has advised that unleaded pump prices of $1.40 $1.50 a litre “look to become the norm”

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    • WAGES INCREASE 3.5% - 01/06/2018

      The Fair Work Commission has determined that minimum wage rates will be increased by 3.5 per cent, with effect from 1 July 2018. This means a $24.30 a week pay rise to $719.20 a week for those on the minimum

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    • RISE IN COMMERCIAL BUILDING APPROVALS DRIVES JOBS GROWTH - 01/06/2018

      The latest ABS building approvals data shows a 13 per cent rise non residential building approvals recorded over the 12 months to April 2018. Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said, “This surge in commercial building, including the construction

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