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Security of Payment– Secure by name but not by nature

22 october 2020

Given the Minister for Commerce, John Quigley, has described the construction industry as ‘a vital part of our economy, providing the jobs, housing and critical infrastructure to meet the needs of all Western Australians….’ it’s disappointing to see the State Government treating our industry with contempt in the amendments to the new Security of Payment Bill 2020.

Originally an election promise to ‘even the playing field’ between builders, primary contractors and subcontractors, the Project Bank trials were limited only to contractors working on government contracts.

This time, the new retention trust account system excludes subcontractors working on residential projects.
Security of Payment - by name only V3

Murphys Spray and Blast equipment - spring catalogue

12 october 2020

Check out some great new products and deals from Murphys Spray and Blast Equipment.


ReddiFund gives much needed boost to suicide prevention

4 September 2020

Prominent construction industry redundancy fund, ReddiFund have once again demonstrated their value and their commitment to the construction workers in Western Australia by handing over a cheque for $200,000 to MATES in Construction WA.

Read more here

WA Government in ‘appalling’ broken promise to protect the payments of subcontractors

11 June 2020

The WA Government is backtracking on its promise to make contractors put aside subcontractor payments to protect them if there are any financial difficulties with the project. This is against what they promised to do and will therefore continue to leave tradies exposed to potential losses from non-payments.

Read online here via Project Pay

CTF Support Package for Construction Workforce

23 April 2020

Premier Mark McGowan and Training Minister Sue Ellery along with Reg Howard- Smith, Chair of the Building and Construction Industry Training Board announce a $24.5 million support package for the construction workforce.
A fantastic initiative to help keep apprentices and trainees in jobs and support our local construction industry.
Details of the package and claim process are available here:

Construction Package

CTF COVID-19 Package Details

COVID-19 Documents and Links

Last Updated: 22 April 2020

This information regarding COVID-19 will be updated regularly as information comes to light. It will provide documents and links for you to stay up to date to run your business.

Access useful documents and links HERE


Building & Industry Commission

March 30 2020

In March, the MP&DA has had the opportunity to add our voice to an action calling on the Prime Minister to support security of payment for SME subcontractors (Small and Medium Enterprises).  This issue has been dragging on for too long and it looks like the COVID-19 epidemic is only going to make things worse.

Large builders are asking the government (and private clients) to not impose liquidated damages because the Coronavirus is impacting their building schedules, however the same leeway is not being afforded to their subcontractors. It’s not fair, it’s not right and we want something done about it.  See the letter to the PM here.

Letter to Prime Minister, March 30 2020



Feature story in WAToday

The vexed issue of white set plaster is in the news with a feature story in WAToday. See the full story here.

MP&DA CEO, Amanda Dawes, calling for action