Master Builders Australia has called for the new-look Federal Cabinet to refocus on building the nation’s productivity by implementing key reform and policies.

Wilhelm Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Master Builders Australia said the building industry is now looking to Government to put its internal uncertainty behind it.

“Master Builders looks forward to continuing to work constructively with the Government to address the nation’s challenges including building more affordable housing and investing in infrastructure.

“It is crucial that stability is not only restored but that the Government’s focus is placed on policies that help restore confidence in the business community. It is business who invests, creates jobs, drives the economy and in turn pays taxes.”

Under the recent changes, Craig Emerson replaces Chris Bowen in the Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research portfolio, while Sharon Bird has stepped into the role of Minister for Higher Education and Skills.