Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Housing affordability is about supply and demand.
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
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
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
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.
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.
VCAT Designed to Be Tough on Building Consumers
It's worth nothing that for cases brought before VCAT where the claim is over $100,000 (after costs) a 60 per cent of claim win is usually...
NSW Housing Approvals Dropping Below Victoria
The latest ABS data on housing approvals indicates a fall in NSW compared to an increase in Victoria.
Builders Must Fight for Affordable Housing
In 2015, a study by international housing charity Habitat for Humanity revealed that a whopping 1.6 billion people worldwide did not have adequate housing and that...