Updated: Apr 5
Master Builders Australia is today launching a paid advertising campaign for the federal election. It will be national and target key marginal seats in states and territories across the country. Denita Wawn, CEO Master Builders Australia, says “The campaign tells the Coalition and Labor that this election must be about economic recovery and how best to manage that.”
“Whoever wins this election is going to have charge of the economic recovery. That’s the stark reality we cannot lose sight of,” she said. “We know from our polling of 40 marginal seats across the country that builders and tradies want a plan for economic recovery and are strongly opposed to policies that will put economic recovery at risk,” Denita Wawn said.
“We need an economic plan that will help the more than 400,000 small builders and tradies that are right now suffering a severe cost and cashflow crunch,” she said. “For them it is not about wage increases because they don’t get a wage. The money they are able to draw from their business depends entirely on how well their business is going. That’s why they want a plan for economic recovery above all,” Denita Wawn said.
“The campaign also calls on the major parties to scrap policies that will put the economic recovery at risk, such as Labor’s plan to abolish the construction watchdog, the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC),” she said. “We know from our polling of tradies and soft voters in marginal seats that they see militant construction unions and rogue officials as a threat to economic recovery which is why they want Labor to keep the construction industry watchdog,” Denita Wawn said.