NSW Must Reinstate Integrity of Qualifications Linked to Building Licences
A media release was sent out earlier this year by the NSW opposition Shadow Minister for Skills, Prue Car MP, highlighting the risks to potential students...
Australia Needs National Construction Governance
It seems an appropriate time to reflect on the past year and make some resolutions for the new one, so let’s indulge in both.
The Peculiar World of Licence Lending
Residential builder licence lending is creating a malaise in the building industry, and given the seemingly growing number of cases popping up, it does not appear...
Illegal Queensland Builders Face Jail
Unlicensed builders could face jail time for repeat offences in Queensland, the industry regulator warns.
COAG ‘Retreat’ on National Licensing a Misstep
Last month’s meeting of federal, state and territory government leaders serves as a reminder that politics is a roadblock to logic.
Qld Govt to Review Electrical Safety Tragic Death
An inquest into the electrocution of a young man at a Queensland construction site underlines the need for better electrical safety, the state government says.
Building Licence – Expectation vs Reality
Many Domestic Builder Registration/Licence applicants believe they only need to be associated with the building industry to obtain a building licence in Victoria.
Why Pre-purchase Property Inspectors Need to Be Licensed
Here’s an unfortunate fact: in Australia, only one state requires a pre-purchase building inspector to be licensed and that is Queensland. In every other Australian State,...
Who Needs to be a Licenced Builder in Victoria?
If you are involved in the building industry in Victoria then chances are you should be a Licenced/Registered Building Practitioner. This legislation has been in for...