The key construction industry body, Master Builders of Australia, have welcomed the removal of Julia Gillard and reintroduction of Kevin Rudd from the Prime Ministerial seat, but say that whoever holds the top job has a lot to answer for from the building industry.

Wilhelm Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of MBA welcomed the PM’s commitment to re-engage with business, but said it will count for nothing unless his Government makes hard and evidence based decisions in the business environment. He’s calling for Rudd to wind back many of Labor’s major policies.

“The first step must be to stop and rethink the rushed policies currently before the Parliament,” Harnisch said, “tough decisions must include reversing the raft of anti-business and productivity sapping legislation passed over recent years, such as the Fair Work Amendment Bills, Migration Amendment Bills, Carbon Tax and tax reporting requirements imposed on the building industry... [these have] combined to severely dent business and investor confidence. This has contributed to slowing investment and has seen many good building companies close their doors.”

MBA says its committed to working with the Government, but their requests seem to require the Government to back flip on many of its major policy breakthroughs.