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Tuesday November 20, 2018

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Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers
Business
Wednesday March 21 2018

Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers

“They are in a very difficult position because, on the one hand, they have been given a responsibility to protect the public interest—that is, the regulatory—and,...

Building Certifiers Must Carefully Guard Their Independence
Business
Monday June 5 2017

Building Certifiers Must Carefully Guard Their Independence

Unsurprisingly, there were always going to be calls for change after a landslip cause by wild weather ruptured gas mains and began to eat away at...

All’s WELL that ends WELL
Green
Wednesday March 16 2016

All’s WELL that ends WELL

The WELL Building Standard has been a long time coming and is set to take Australia by storm.

Is the NSW Building Professionals Act Failing?
Business
Thursday July 2 2015

Is the NSW Building Professionals Act Failing?

As New South Wales reviews its building certification and regulation regime, concern within the state's building industry is growing that an overly lax regime is leading to...

ACT AG Findings Highlight Serious Private Certification Issues
Business
Tuesday July 8 2014

ACT AG Findings Highlight Serious Private Certification Issues

Following a number of issues concerning property, the Canberra Auditor General last year undertook a comprehensive investigation into the ACT building regulatory and licensed practitioner regime...

Qld: Cyclone Worries Spark Building Certification Review
Business
Tuesday June 24 2014

Qld: Cyclone Worries Spark Building Certification Review

Concerns that some homes in the state’s north may not have been built to cyclone standards and speculation over conflicts of interest in private certification have...

How the ACT Can Stop Leaky Buildings
Residential
Tuesday November 12 2013

How the ACT Can Stop Leaky Buildings

After all the drama associated with the ‘leaky homes’ debacle in New Zealand over recent decades, one would think Australia would learn the lesson and practices...