News

Media Coverage

MPAQ actively advocates and champions businesses and individuals within the plumbing and gas industry. Through our understanding of the industry, we provide professional advice and information to the public through various media channels, to ensure people are informed of significant events and developments around the state.

2018

25 September 2018 - Rowan Morton Named Qld's Top Fourth-Year Plumbing Apprentice
Tenterfield Star - Click here to view the article.

5 September 2018 - Landmark Legislation Passed for Medical Gas in Qld
My Sunshine Coast - Click here to view the article.

5 September 2018 - Reforms Strengthen High Standards of Queensland’s Building and Construction Industry
Mirage News - Click here to view the article.

1 August 2018 - Goomeri Plumbing Group James Giles Take Home Major Award
Hit Network - South Burnett - Click here to view the article.

25 July 2018 - Record Number of Women Recognised at Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards
Plumbing Connection - Click here to view the article.

9 May 2018 - MPAQ Gains Multi-Million Dollar Investment for Brisbane Training Facility
Plumbing Connection - Click here to view the article.

21 March 2018 - 2018 Queensland Plumbing Ambassadors Announced
Plumbing Connection - Click here to view the article.

13 March 2018 - MPAQ Advises of Misinformation Delivered to the Public
Plumbing Connection - Click here to view the article.

9 March 2018 - World Plumbing Day (Listen from 1:34 - 7:09)
Featured: MPAQ Membership Specialist, Bill Dunn
Triple M's Rush Hour - Click here to listen to the podcast.

2017

27 October 2017 - Landmark Construction Industry Reforms to Protect Subbies
Sunshine Coast Daily - Click here to view the full statement.

26 October 2017 - Palaszczuk Government Makes History with Nation Leading Subbies Payment Reforms
Queensland Government Media Statements - Click here to view the full statement.

26 September 2017 - Palaszczuk Government Partnerships to Advance Women in Business: Queensland female small business owners can now access increased support, networking and development opportunities under new Palaszczuk Government partnerships with industry associations and organisations.
Queensland Government Media Statements - Click here to view the full statement.

24 August 2017 - Deal Puts Locals First: A spat between ALP Queensland and the federal coalition over the Buy Queensland procurement policy has spilt into logan.
Featured: MPAQ Member and Vice President, Kent Vickers
Albert & Logan News (pictured right) - Click here to view the full article.

2 August 2017 - MPAQ annual Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards
Plumbing Connection - Click here to view the full article.

27 July 2017 - Local boy wins big at 'Logies of Plumbing and Gas': Taking out not one but two awards at the Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland awards night in Brisbane, Bundy boy Tristan Wilson did Gainsite Plumbing and Gas proud.
Featured: MPAQ Member Gainsite and apprentice Tristian Wilson
News Mail - Click here to view the full article.

27 July 2017 - Gladstone plumber recognised on state stage: Jesse was runner-up in the Merv Harris Memorial Bursary Award at the Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland Industry Awards Night on Friday night.
Featured: MPAQ Member SE Plumbing, Jesse Dennis and the Executive Director of MPAQ, Penny Cornah
The Gladstone Observer - Click here to view the full article.

25 July 2017 - Hat-trick for Goomeri company: James Giles Plumbing has won the Queensland Gas Association Type B Gas Installation of the Year award at the 2017 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards, held on Friday night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Featured: MPAQ Member James Giles Plumbing Pty Ltd and Qld Industrial Gasfitting Services Pty Ltd
The Gympie Times - Click here to view the full article.

10 July 2017 - CONSUMER CONCERNS: Australians are being warned not to use a kitchen tap sold at ALDI after it was found to be contaminating water with high levels of lead.
Featured: MPAQ Executive Director, Penny Cornah and MPAQ Technical Services Manager, Ernie Kretschmer
Ten Eyewitness News QueenslandClick here to watch the full video.

10 July 2017 - There's a warning out for Queenslanders to avoid a kitchen tap purchased from Aldi, over fears of lead poisoning.
Featured: MPAQ Treasurer, John Salmon
9 News QueenslandClick here to watch the full video.

2016 - Tradies Business Show Industry Spotlight on the plumbing industry.
Featured: MPAQ Executive Director, Penny Cornah
Tradies Business ShowClick here to listen to the podcast.

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