Campaign bid to build a strong economic influence
The Master Builders Association has launched a media campaign in the lead-up to the Federal election on July 2, setting out what the industry wants from the next Federal Government.
According to Master Builders director Michael McLean the decision to engage in a non-political media campaign was taken to ensure the building and construction industry in WA could play a more influential role in strengthening the Australian economy.
“Our campaign is part of a national media campaign but with a State focus based on the theme of ‘Strong Building, Strong Economy’,” Mr McLean said.
“The two most critical elements of our campaign will focus on the need to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission and the benefits of retaining negative gearing.”
Mr McLean said members were appalled by numerous examples of unlawful industrial relations practices exposed by the Heydon Royal Commission.
“This has tarnished the reputation of our industry and can only be effectively addressed by a well-resourced and empowered ABCC,” he said.
“It is very disturbing that the current regulator, the Fair Work Building and Construction Commission, has publicly conceded that it is ill-equipped to deal with many of the unlawful industrial relations actions which are prevalent in our industry.”
Mr McLean said other themes their campaign would focus on were “apprenticeship and skills training” and building a strong economy.
For more information visit www.strongbuilding.com.au.
This has tarnished the reputation of our industry. Michael McLean
Michael McLean from the Master Builders Association of WA.