Two Ways to Improve the Risk Profile of Private Certification in Australia
One's head would be in the sand if one failed to register the mounting chorus of criticism and disenchantment with the system of private certification in...
What the Building Legislation Amendment Act 2016 Means for You
The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 was enacted into law in April and amends the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, the Building Act 1993...
How Can Victoria’s Domestic Building Insurance be Improved?
As with other states around Australia, arrangements regarding domestic building insurance (DBI) in Victoria have been the subject of considerable debate in recent times.
SA Domestic Building Insurance Needs Plug the Holes
The domestic building insurance scheme in South Australia is struggling to remain viable and requires a significant overhaul in order to address deficiencies in consumer protection,...
Court Orders Builder to Demo and Rebuild Defective Home
One of Australia's largest builders has lost an appeal against rebuilding a Melbourne couple's dream home plagued with structural faults.
For Whom Doth the Bell Toll?
If the Andrews Government’s ‘Consumer Protection’ legislation before Parliament is passed, it will have seriously damaging, far-reaching consequences for all Victorians.
Victoria’s Flawed Building System to Be Reformed
Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne this week announced the beginning of a series of reforms, stating that this is only the start, and the new reforms...
NT Emerges as a Model for Building Industry Regulation
Proposed reforms to building industry regulation in the Northern Territory are sensible and should serve as a model for all other states to follow, a key...
Governments Failing the Building Industry
Substandard construction work has been identified by the University of New South Wales in 85 per cent of apartment buildings built since 2000.