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An Industry in Crisis on Every Level
Business
Thursday May 18 2017

An Industry in Crisis on Every Level

A consumer or builder who finds themselves with a failed building contract only has one course of action to seek justice: to instigate legal proceedings in...

The Bizarre Building Rule Book: The ‘Protected’ and ‘Protected Not’
Residential
Tuesday October 4 2016

The Bizarre Building Rule Book: The ‘Protected’ and ‘Protected Not’

It's almost impossible for any consumer to figure out Australia’s blueprint for ‘building control,’ but after years of commitment and dogged detective work, the ‘rules’ can...

Changes to how Owner-Builders Are Regulated in Victoria
Business
Monday July 18 2016

Changes to how Owner-Builders Are Regulated in Victoria

The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 was enacted into law on April 19, 2016 and amends the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, the Building...

The Complexity of a Simple Problem
Business
Wednesday September 2 2015

The Complexity of a Simple Problem

The overall building industry and its domestic consumer protection is at uncontrollable levels of detriment to consumers, builders, and our industry.

Why Governments Care About Ecolabels
Green
Tuesday May 19 2015

Why Governments Care About Ecolabels

Ecolabels help to verify that a product genuinely has a lower environmental and health impact, guiding consumers in their purchasing decisions.