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Minutes of the General Contractors Committee Meeting held on 24th March, 2000 at Construction
House, 81-89 Brisbane Street, Hobart at 12 noon.
PRESENT:
Messrs P Killick (Chairman), P Mason, C Burleigh, P Ibbott, R Van
Steenis, H Betlehem
APOLOGIES:
Messrs T Matthews, P Matthews, J Rosevear, G Keating, D Stubbs
IN ATTENDANCE:
Messrs D Hodgman, C Atkins
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
It was resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 25th February 2000 be confirmed as a true
and conect record of that meeting.
Items for State Council
Nil
1.0300 BUSINESS ARISING
(a) Code of Practice
This matter has been returned to Workplace Standards with a recommendation that a regulation
be issued under the Act covering commercial projects.
(b) Safety Handbook
These are now available and members will be advised that the cost is $2.00 per publication.
Orders can be made through any MBA Office.
(c)	Building Bill
The Executive Director advised having had a meeting with the Deputy Premier, the Honorable
P Lennon, and the Association has been advised that the Government will contact the
Association before the Bill goes to Parliament relating to owner builders undertaking commercial
building work, the structure of the Advisory Committees and the mandatory insurance
requirements for commercial building projects.
(d)	Construction Industry Audit and Council
The Association has written to the Chief Executive of the Department of State Development and
also to the Premier expressing our disappointment of the failure of the Department to accept the
industry nominations put forward by the Association on 28th October 1999 and further the delays
in establishing the Council. The Association advised the Government that unless there were
immediate changes made it is no longer prepared to support the project
(e)	Government Policy—Agricultural Land
The Association is to address the Committee on 5th April on this subject.
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(e) Planning issues
In view of the Government's inaction on the Building Industry Council, the Association will
form a liaison with TCCI to deal with this issue on a separate basis.
(f)	Weighted Tender System
The Department of Treasury & Finance has advised the Association they will forward details
of projects that they believe will come under this system in the future.
(g)	Transend Tender Security
It was noted that the latest project issued for tender has adopted the MBA position. The
Association has not received a written reply to our earlier requests and this matter will be
pursued.
(h)	EBA
A draft MBA response to the document submitted by the CFMEU has been circulated and
was discussed. Considerable discussion ensued in respect of each of the issues which
differed between the relevant documents and it was agreed that the Executive Director
should prepare a further draft response to be circulated to the Committee by 3rd April. Major
changes a recommendation of 10% based on 4% x 3% x 3% over the three year agreement
compared to the 12% cumulative claim by the CFMEU. It was agreed that any reference
to joinery would be deleted and that consideration be given to a scale of enterprise
allowances based on the size of the project Further a scale of enterprise allowances
applicable to apprentices is also to be incorporated within the document.
The Unions have indicated that they are seeking an urgent response. A report was provided
on interstate activity relating to 36 hour week campaign and also agreements entered into by
other MBAs.
The issue of a draft Memorandum of Understanding was discussed to cover "all in award
rates" and it was agreed that this would require to be recalculated as it made a maximum
allowance for the inclement weather. The Executive Director was also requested to obtain
further opinions covering the ciause relating to labour hire companies.
2.0300 GENERAL BUSINESS
(a) TASCERT
A Memorandum of Understanding covering a three year term will be entered into between
the CFMEU, the TCCI and MBAT following a decision by the founding members that
TASCERT should merge with ACIRT. It is anticipated this will take place by the end of April.
Major areas affecting MBAT members wHI be the preservation of the capping of $6000 (this
is an increase from $5800) and for CPI increases for the following 2 years. Members may
elect to make further contributions above the capping limit The contribution rates shall
continue to be $30 per week.
3.0300 CORRESPONDENCE
GST and Personal Services Income—A report was provided on the delay of the Australian
Government of finalising requirements covering the 80/20 rule which has resulted in the
deferment of various Round Two GST seminars.
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Workplace Health & Safety Act & Regulations—The Association has written to the
Deputy Premier requesting urgent consideration of the direct employment of inspectors to
cover the building and construction industry.
Joint MBA/RAIA Contract—Advice has been received that MBA Inc will be entering into a
Memorandum of Understanding to prepare a new construction contract to replace RAIAs
CIC-1.
In view of the urgency relating to the EBA it was agreed that the next meeting will be held at 4pm
on 6th April at Construction House, Hobart.
The meeting closed at: 2.40pm.
CONFIRMED AS A TRUE & CORRECT RECORD
CHAIRMAN
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