Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse
The safety of a wall that collapsed and killed three people in Melbourne six years ago was the responsibility of site owner Grocon, a coroner says.
Victoria Builder Suing CBA over ‘Ponzi Scheme’
A Melbourne property developer is suing the Commonwealth Bank for millions of dollars over a "Ponzi scheme" he says was carried out by accountants living luxury...
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.
Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...
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...
Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average
A new report by Statistics Canada suggests residential construction numbers in Saskatchewan are lagging behind the rest of the country.
‘Dodgy’ NSW Builder Charged a Second Time
A Sydney builder with a history of carrying out unlicensed contracting, demanding excessive deposits and failing to finish work or provide customers with insurance certificates, has...
Licence Restriction Placed on Commonwealth Games Builder
Queensland's construction watchdog has slapped a restriction onto the building licence of a key contractor for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Vic Builder Fined after Apprentice Death
A Melbourne building company and its director have been fined $880,000 after an apprentice fell to his death at a construction site.
Who Can Become a Building Practitioner in Australia - Recent Changes in Victoria
All states in Australia, and across most of the common law world, ensure the registration of building practitioners.
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping
Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...
Convicted Tradie Targets NSW Home Owners
NSW consumers are being warned not to deal with a dodgy tradie who may be "up to his old tricks", says the state's Minister for...
Victoria Developer Settles Lawsuit with CBA
A Melbourne property developer has settled a lawsuit with the Commonwealth Bank over a scam he says was masterminded by fraud accountants.
Call for Blitz on Unlicensed Builders
Master Builders SA is calling for a government blitz after yet another unlicensed builder was fined in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.
Builders Fear Super-union's Economic Power
Builders warn a new super-union featuring the CFMEU and dock workers will have the power to hold Australia's supply chains to ransom.
Another WA Builder Calls Trading Halt
Another West Australian building company has suspended trading and operations due to financial viability problems a fortnight after one of the state's biggest builders, Cooper &...