Can the Shergold Weir Report Fix the Building Industry?
Will our industry be reformed successfully by implementing the recommendations of the Shergold - Weir report?
NSW building commissioner ‘needs teeth’
NSW Labor has called on the Berejiklian government to introduce legislation that ensures the state's new building commissioner has the powers to make real change.
NSW Reforms Must Go Bigger and Bolder: Architects
Proposed reforms to building industry regulation in New South Wales are not sufficient to deliver adequate consumer protection and need to go further, architects and building...
Building Industry Reforms Must be Careful About Unintended Consequences
Around Australia a series of reviews are underway on the building industry that could lead to dramatic reforms across the whole industry.
Building Groups Issue Urgent Call on Insurance Crisis
Building practitioners across the supply chain face challenges in obtaining the insurance required to maintain their registration and perform their work, five key industry lobby groups...
“WHAT A MESS”
The Australian building industry is in turmoil and rudderless as we lurch from one disaster to another with the latest crisis that is capable of shutting...
The devastation being inflicted on innocent persons in Australia relating to the cladding issue is nothing short of a devastating blow to apartment home owners and...
Australia’s Current Building Compliance Issues
With the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, the Opal Tower scenario in Sydney, along with other fires and building safety and defect issues in buildings in Australia...
Two States Well Behind on Building Safety Reform
On June 14, 2017, the world of design and construction was rocked as 72 people were killed (including two who died in hospital) and 70 others...
Suspect Cladding Loses Certification
Certification has been withdrawn for several types of building cladding products amid heightened fears of fire hazards across Australia and globally.