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Tuesday April 23, 2019

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Australia’s Housing Construction Pipeline is Falling
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Friday March 1 2019

Australia’s Housing Construction Pipeline is Falling

Home building companies throughout Australia face a slowdown in conditions as a diminishing pipeline of work sees the volume of new construction undertaken within Australia decline...

Australia’s Home Renovations Bust
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Thursday February 21 2019

Australia’s Home Renovations Bust

Look through much of today’s media and you will see talk of the slowdown in the housing market.

Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
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Wednesday October 10 2018

Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia

If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government.

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
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Tuesday September 18 2018

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability

Housing affordability is about supply and demand.

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
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Friday September 14 2018

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall

You often don’t know you’re in a bubble until it has actually popped. This is what ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was warning three years ago. Shortly...

An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
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Wednesday July 4 2018

An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work

Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.

Australia’s Housing Boom Losing Steam
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Friday March 16 2018

Australia’s Housing Boom Losing Steam

Total building commencements will continue to rise in the coming months but activity is expected to decline next financial year as Australia's housing boom begins to...

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
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Tuesday March 6 2018

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.

NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
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Friday February 23 2018

NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems

Few issues force politicians to act on dodgy building practices more than reports of 85 percent of new apartments being riddled with defects.

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Apr 17 2019
Tenth Charged in Sydney Fake Tradie Scam

A tenth person has been charged after an alleged fraud syndicate handed out bogus qualifications to wannabe tradesmen during Sydney's property market boom.

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Mar 25 2019
Brisbane Baby Injured in Third Floor Fall

A baby boy has been taken to hospital with head injuries after falling from the third floor of a Brisbane apartment block.

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Mar 25 2019
Victoria Gets New Mandatory Code of Conduct for Solar Retailers

Retailers of solar systems in Victoria will be forced to sign a code of conduct to demonstrate that they meet reasonable quality and safety standards if...

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Mar 19 2019
More Opal Tower Residents to Return

Another wave of residents from Sydney's damaged Opal Tower can move back into their homes immediately after the properties underwent strengthening works.

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Jan 11 2019
Home repair scam targets elderly Qlders

Two unlicensed tradies accused of ripping off elderly Queenslanders via a home maintenance scam have been nabbed for fraud, forgery and theft offences.

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Jan 11 2019
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower

The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...

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2 Aug, 2018
Surprise Jump in June Building Approvals

Approvals for the construction of new homes jumped 6.4 per cent in June, well above the one per cent improvement economists had expected, the Australian Bureau...

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31 Jul, 2018
Sydenham To Bankstown Planning Backdown Bad For Future Housing Supply

The backdown by the NSW Government on it’s Planned Precincts along the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor is yet another pre-election move that will put new housing...

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20 Jun, 2018
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May

A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.

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