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MP&DA Calls on Government, Industry to Do Better Following Building Disputes Report

Figure released by Building and Energy found that painting attracted the most consumer complaints in building disputes in February and March. MP&DA President, Mick Houghton, said this was a worrying trend that was largely due to the government ignoring industry recommendations combined with the increasing inexperience of business owners in areas such as estimating. “We…

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Entries are now open for the 2023 MP&DA Awards for Excellence. In 2023 we’re encouraging entries throughout the year so you can submit in any category as you complete the job. We’ll then look to judge the entry as soon as we can thereafter. This makes it easier than ever to enter. There’s no last-minute…

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MP&DA Rejects Call to Remove Licensing of Painters

Master Painters & Decorators Australia (MP&DA) have rejected calls by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) to remove licensing requirements for painters. CEDA recommended the move in a submission to the Federal Government’s Employment White Paper as part of a range of measures to address skills shortages and improve productivity. MP&DA President, Mick…

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A coalition of Industry Associations and Trade Unions have joined together to develop guidelines for managing the risks associated with COVID-19 on Western Australian construction sites. The guidelines will be regularly updated and made widely available within the Building and Construction Industry. The Building and Construction Industry employs over 120,000 Western Australians, 94% of who…

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Lack of State Government action puts consumers and industry at risk.

Poor policing of unregistered painters in Western Australia is creating an expensive risk for home-owners, particularly new home buyers, with a knock-on effect for the painting and decorating industry. President of Master Painters & Decorators Australia [MP&DA], Gary Cox, says the Building Commission within the Department of Mines and Energy is failing in its duty…

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Painters Brush with Pride in 2018 Awards for Excellence

The 2018 MP&DA DuluxGroup Awards for Excellence, held at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth on 20 October, has highlighted the outstanding quality of tradesmen and women in the Western Australian painting and decorating industry. CEO of Master Painters and Decorators Australia [MP&DA], Amanda Dawes congratulated all the category winners on the high calibre of entries…

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Hard work pays off for Youlu Zhao

Banksia Grove resident Youlu Zhao was a teenager when he migrated to Australia from China and spent his first years learning English and working in the hospitality industry in Sydney.  It wasn’t until he made the trek across the Nullabor to Western Australia that he was able to follow his dream to become a painter…

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