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PVC Recycling Scheme Expands To 40 Locations Across Queensland

Phase three of the Construction Plastics Recycling Scheme was launched on 19 April 2024, which marks an expansion of the Scheme to more areas across Queensland. The expansion aims to continue raising awareness, educating, and inspiring action on how organisations can reduce waste going to landfill by recycling PVC off-cuts.

Water Leak – Plumber or Insurance? Part 2

If a client rings again after you've repaired a water leak in their home, is it plumber or insurance jurisdiction?

Government Expands Construction Plastics Recycling Scheme

Government grants $150,000 to MPAQ to expand the Construction Plastics Recycling Scheme

Did You Know You Have Home Warranty Insurance Obligations As A Trade Contractor?

As a QBCC licensed contractor it is compulsory for you to participate in the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme, which is a not-for-profit insurance scheme funded through premium payments and administered by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

Forms 12 and 43 For Regulated Plumbing Work

The Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works has released an updated guideline for certifiers that clarifies Forms 12 and 43 are not a requirement for plumbing and drainage works.

Changes Impacting Casual Employees: Closing Loopholes Bill 2023

Fair Work Legislation Amendment Closing Loopholes No. 2 (‘the Bill’) introduces several fundamental changes in the workplace relations landscape that impact employers in Australia. One particular change that employers should be alert to is the definition of a ‘casual employee,’ which will take effect on 26 August 2024.

2024 Easter Public Holidays Notice

Queensland will observe four public holidays during the Easter long weekend.

Water Leak – Plumber Or Insurance?

Water leak? Ask the right questions, assess the situation, and weigh up the pros and cons before ringing the insurance company.

2024 Queensland Plumbing Ambassadors Announced At Inaugural Australian Plumbing and Gas Conference

Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) has brought together five outstanding members of the plumbing, gas, and drainage industry from all across Queensland to work together to represent and promote the industry to future apprentices, the general public, and other business owners.

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