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January Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

RBN Newsletter January 2021 G’day Mates, Welcome to 2021 !  Most of us are back at work with only memories and credit card bills to remind us of the time off. In addition to the usual New Year resolutions, we have come to terms with closed borders, wearing masks inside and ¼ full MCG on … Continued

December Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

RBN Newsletter December 2020 G’day Mates, Well done Victoria. Well done all Mates! We shared the pain of lockdown and are now finding our way through life after COVID-19. Things in our personal lives are different this December compared to 2019, but the pressure & rush to complete builds before the Christmas break is as … Continued

October Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

RBN Newsletter October 2020 G’day Mates, It is becoming more evident that we are over COVID-19, and just want a sense of normality to return. We want to work freely, visit family and friends, play and watch sport and have the excited anticipation of going on the next holiday. But we must be patient. Irrespective … Continued

September Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

G’day Mates, Many years ago I was holidaying on the Great Barrier Reef when the island was hit by a massive cyclone. All the guests and staff were isolated in the main dining room for 30 hours, as the cyclone’s intensity built up to a frightening howl, before the eerie stillness of being in the … Continued

August Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

G’day Mates Early in my business life the Australian economy was hit hard as part of a global recession. Home loans were at 17.5%, and unemployment was approaching 10%. An older guy that I respected in business, told me to be considerate of those out of work, but focus on the 90% that were still … Continued

July Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

G’day Mates Just when we thought COVID-19 was coming under control, Victoria is experiencing a second wave of infection and we are faced with another month of tough restrictions. Further State and Federal stimulus packages to support the Building and Construction have or will be announced, but the best means of protecting your financial security … Continued

May/June Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

RBN Newsletter May/June 2020 G’day Mates, With Building and Construction being declared an essential industry, most of us have been fortunate to have continued working through Covid-19, whilst many of our family & friends outside our Industry have been stood down or lost their jobs. The outlook for the Building Industry is mixed with a … Continued

April/May Industry Update from our Director Colin Brewer

G’day Mates, How our world has changed in a matter of a few weeks. We have all been affected by COVID-19. Building and construction is considered an essential industry. We are fortunate we can still work, whilst many have lost jobs, or been stood down. To keep working, we know it’s not business as usual, it’s … Continued

March Industry Update from Director Colin Brewer

RBN NEWSLETTER INDUSTRY UPDATE FROM OUR DIRECTOR COLIN BREWER G’day Mates, Between bushfires, floods and Coronavirus, it has been a turbulent few months. The building industry remains buoyant and it’s hard to see things slowing down, as the latest cut in official RBA interest rates will continue to fuel borrowing for new homes, reno’s and … Continued

February Industry update from our Director Colin Brewer

RBN NEWSLETTER INDUSTRY UPDATE FROM OUR DIRECTOR COLIN BREWER G’day mates, The response to the recent devastating bushfires has been amazing. Last weekend my wife and I stayed in Lakes Entrance and drove though Bruthen to Buchen before returning home. The carnage is brutal, but already new growth is emerging from charred vegetation. In speaking … Continued