The construction sector in Australia could be set for a mandatory certification scheme as part of efforts to rid the nation of life-threatening building products under a new landmark agreement which media reports suggest has been reached at a summit of state and federal ministers.

According to News Ltd reports, the ministers have agreed to establish a national working group to examine strategies to eliminate products which do not conform to standards set under the Building Code of Australia, including a mandatory certification scheme which could cover cladding, fire alarms, sprinkler systems and fire doors….