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ATO extension - date to lodge Taxable Payments Annual Report

The ATO has extended the due date for lodgment of the Taxable Payments Annual Report for the 2015 year onwards, to 28th August, due to feedback received. Extension of the due date was also a recommendation of the Board of Taxation review of tax impediments facing small businesses....
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National Paint Stewardship Scheme - PaintCare

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Press Release - Waste Paint Scheme

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Young workers need special treatment to keep them safe

Ensuring all new workers are familiar with health and safety arrangements on your construction site is critical, but young workers in particular require special treatment....
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TOUGHER HOME BUILDING LAWS START TODAY

Thursday 15 January 2015

NSW consumers will have greater protection from shoddy construction work under tougher
new home building laws starting today.
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NSW building laws will expose consumers to dodgy building work: Opposition

New building laws will leave property owners with fewer protections and expose them to potentially shoddy work, the New South Wales Opposition says....
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Home Building Amendment Act: New defects laws a 'cave-in to developers'

The current wailing and gnashing of teeth about the new definition of building defects has come too late to do anything about what is fundamentally a government cave-in to developers and right-wing elements in parliament....
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Home Building Amendment Act: Sydney apartment owners say law changes are 'draconian'

Apartment owner Peter Davis has been locked in battles with his building's developers for years and warns new laws that come into force on Thursday will cause an "even worse hell for home owners than we've been through"....
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Changes to the Home Building Amendment Act 2014

As the Members of the Master Painters Association are aware, the NSW Government is about to introduce further amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 (“the Act”) which affect our Members and valued clients.

The MPA has strong reservations about some of the changes being made which and feels that they may be lead to damage being done to the reputation of our industry and provide less protection to our clients.

We have set out the reasons for the Associations concerns in this Bulletin by reference to the existing statutory framework and the problems we see in the proposed changes:...
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Training Video from MPA QLD

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