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Advocacy

Master Plumbers Australia and New Zealand (MPANZ) has continued to grow in strength by fostering excellent collaboration and adopting a unified MPANZ policy position in the areas of licensing, qualifications and regulation.

Across Australia, plumbing businesses face similar challenges. There are differences in regulation across state boundaries, but by and large plumbing and business operations remain constant – particularly for companies that work in multiple jurisdictions. Master Plumbers associations across the country are united and working together on the critical issues that impact our respective members no matter where they are based.

Download the Master Plumbers Australia and New Zealand Federal Election Policy 2019.

National Focus Items

Safe Plumbing Products

All plumbing products sold, imported into and used in Australia and New Zealand must hold WaterMark certification.

Security of Payments

Implement stronger national and international legislation and defined processes to guarantee security of payment for construction industry contractors and sub-contractors.

Continuing Professional Development

Introduce Continuing Professional Development and mandatory minimum four-year apprenticeships across the plumbing industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Employment Legislation

Bring plumbing industry employment legislation into line with standard business practices.

Bathroom Pods Legislation

Ensure offsite constructed modules in the construction industry, commonly called pods, are certified by a licensed plumber if they involve plumbing works.