Changes in Government policy, legislation and regulation can have significant implications for our members, their staff and clients, and the broader community.  

To help promote a safe, prosperous, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable industry, the AMCA aims to produce high-quality submissions across a wide range of policy areas.

Our Submissions


Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations

The AMCA welcomes measures to improve the mobility, but cautions against blanket implementation.

Published: 15 February 2021


AMCA responds to National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners

NRF first step towards better quality, but much depends on implementation by states and territories.

Published: 28 August 2020


Prioritise needs of employers in review of education and training system

An effective training and education system must recognise the pivotal role of employers by providing incentives and removing impediments, making it easier to invest in the training of staff.

Published: 9 July 2020


Ventilation can help reduce risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19

HVAC systems can help reduce the risk of airborne transmission, but should be considered as just part of a broader strategy to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Published: 1 June 2020


AMCA makes submission to NSW Building Stronger Foundations review

In responding to the Building Stronger Foundations discussion paper, AMCA NSW has emphasised the need to recognise the broader context in which projects are delivered.

Published: 25 July 2019


AMCA Responds to Review of Unfair Contract Term Protections for Small Business

AMCA encourages government to make unfair contract term protections more accessible to small businesses operating in building and construction industry

Published: 21 December 2018


AMCA Responds to City of Melbourne Transport Strategy

AMCA encourages City of Melbourne to ensure that essential service providers have adequate access to buildings in CBD.

Published: 31 July 2018


AMCA Responds to Victorian Plumbing Regulatory Impact Statement

AMCA welcomes standalone class of RAC, but highlights potential issues with eligibility requirements.

Published: 27 July 2018


AMCA Responds to Final Recommendations of the Security of Payment Laws Review

In response to the release of Mr John Murray's Review of Security of Payment Laws Report, the AMCA has made a submission supporting the harmonisation of security of payment legislation.

Published: 16 July 2018


AMCA Responds to Transition of RAC Qualification

AMCA provides submission regarding transition of RAC qualification, but encourages more comprehensive review.

Published: 28 February 2018


AMCA Responds to Electrotechnologies Skills Forecast 2018

The AMCA welcomes the findings of the Electrotechnology Industry Skills Forecast 2018, which highlights many of the concerns raised by AMCA members in our recent Survive and Prosper Research Report.

Published: 20 February 2018


AMCA Responds to RAC Qualification Case for Change

AMCA affirms the need for a comprehensive review of the RAC Certificate III Qualification to ensure it meets the current and future needs of industry.

Published: 20 October 2017


AMCA Responds to Review of Security of Payment Laws

Following extensive consultation with members across Australia, as well as other industry stakeholders, the AMCA made a detailed response to the Commonwealth's Review of Security of Payment Laws.

Published: 4 April 2017


AMCA Responds to Research & Development Tax Incentive Review

AMCA advocates for greater flexibility in the application of Research and Development Tax incentives.

Published: 28 October 2016