Can the National Construction Code be Made More Readable?
In the 1990s, there was agreement that 60-year-old legislation in respect of income taxes in Australia could be made clearer and easier to understand.
Victorian Consumers Commence Class-Action Against VBA
Consumers in Victoria have launched an unprecedented action against the state’s building regulator, whom they accuse of failing to protect home owners from poor building work,...
WA Building Regulator Wants Consumers to be Aware of Rights
The regulator for building work in Western Australia is advising that state's consumers to ensure they are aware of their rights amid a disturbingly high number...
How Can Queensland Develop Better Building Regulation?
Back in 2012, the assessment of a Parliamentary inquiry regarding the culture within the Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) was damning.
Tasmania Introduces Building Dispute Mediation
Builders and consumers in Tasmania will be encouraged to resolve disputes through mediation under changes to domestic building contracts in that state.
More New Rules on Victoria’s Building Sites
The Victorian Building Authority will take control of building practitioner registration and discipline, whilst new processes for building practitioner discipline and a prohibition on builders appointing...
Lax Building Inspector Regulation Puts Home-Buyers at Risk
Upon buying her first home in 2012, ‘bbelly’ felt she was being prudent in obtaining a pre-purchase building inspection.
NT Construction Leader Slams Building Regulation Report
A leader in the Northern Territory’s construction sector has slammed a report into building regulation within the territory, describing the report as a ‘desktop exercise’ and...
Where are the Weak Links in Building Product Conformance?
Given the events of recent years, it is clear that Australia has a problem with regard to products being used in construction which do not meet...