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Tuesday November 13, 2018

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The Sleepwalking States: Why is Security of Payment Going Ignored?
Business
Tuesday September 5 2017

The Sleepwalking States: Why is Security of Payment Going Ignored?

What is happening in Tasmania, South Australia, and the ACT?

The Flight of the Termite: The Silent Intruder
Strata
Wednesday June 21 2017

The Flight of the Termite: The Silent Intruder

Many Canberrans are shocked to learn the ACT has a growing termite problem, and it’s one that should not be ignored.

Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards
Business
Thursday May 4 2017

Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards

In 2010, the Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards were introduced under the Disability Discrimination Act 2010.

Security of Payment: Why Not a Single Act for the Whole Country?
Business
Wednesday April 19 2017

Security of Payment: Why Not a Single Act for the Whole Country?

A single version of the Security of Payment Act is a mirage of wonders lingering on the horizon. Could it happen? It seems so.

National Security of Payment Approach Would Protect Subcontractors
Business
Wednesday March 1 2017

National Security of Payment Approach Would Protect Subcontractors

Late payments, non-payments and insolvencies have been long standing blights on the Australian building and construction industry. Fire protection contractors have been in the front line...

Anger Grows over Fence Plans on Parliament House
Public
Thursday December 8 2016

Anger Grows over Fence Plans on Parliament House

Anger is growing over the government’s plans to erect a 2.6 meter high fence on around the permitter of Parliament House which will limit public access...

Where the Domestic Building Contracts Act Still Gets It So Wrong
Business
Tuesday November 8 2016

Where the Domestic Building Contracts Act Still Gets It So Wrong

If residential building contracts for new homes, units, apartments and home additions are unfair, then the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 got it very wrong.

Time for the HVAC Industry to Adopt Climate Friendly Refrigerants
Environment
Tuesday November 8 2016

Time for the HVAC Industry to Adopt Climate Friendly Refrigerants

As 197 nations agreed this week to ban refrigerants that worsen climate change, the air conditioning industry is going to have to stop using the types...

The WA Construction Contracts Act: An Act of Madness
Business
Tuesday October 25 2016

The WA Construction Contracts Act: An Act of Madness

The WA Construction Contracts Act is WA’s response to the ‘Security of Payment’ Act found in the other Australian states.