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Victoria Builder Suing CBA over ‘Ponzi Scheme’
Business
Wednesday June 6 2018

Victoria Builder Suing CBA over ‘Ponzi Scheme’

A Melbourne property developer is suing the Commonwealth Bank for millions of dollars over a "Ponzi scheme" he says was carried out by accountants living luxury...

Psychosis Blamed in $6m Victoria Realtor Case
Business
Friday November 10 2017

Psychosis Blamed in $6m Victoria Realtor Case

An ice-using Melbourne real estate agent misappropriated more than $6 million from clients because of a psychotic disorder, his psychiatrist says.

Senator Rejects Benefiting from Govt Contracts
Civil
Monday September 18 2017

Senator Rejects Benefiting from Govt Contracts

A Liberal-National Party senator has denied benefiting from federal government road contracts. Under section 44 of the constitution, anyone who holds "any direct or indirect...

Senate Inquiry Uncovers Scandalous Construction Con
Business
Friday September 1 2017

Senate Inquiry Uncovers Scandalous Construction Con

The Senate Inquiry’s revelations into the construction industry’s use of dangerous and deadly building products have been truly shocking.

It’s Time for Developer Control
Commercial
Friday August 18 2017

It’s Time for Developer Control

When I first saw London tower fire, I thought it was an act of terror.

Insolvency in the Australian Construction Industry
Business
Tuesday July 25 2017

Insolvency in the Australian Construction Industry

The construction industry is a large and dynamic field, accounting for 5.7 per cent of Australia’s GDP, according to the HIA Window into Housing. The industry,...

Real Estate Agents Caught Underquoting
Residential
Tuesday July 11 2017

Real Estate Agents Caught Underquoting

Two Melbourne real estate agents have been forced to pay $120,000 after they were caught underquoting 13 properties.

Vic Consumer Watchdog Takes on Barry Plant
Residential
Monday May 22 2017

Vic Consumer Watchdog Takes on Barry Plant

Victoria's consumer watchdog alleges three branches of Barry Plant real estate listed 25 properties for sale in a misleading or deceptive way.

Victoria Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty Rorting Trust Accounts
Residential
Tuesday March 21 2017

Victoria Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty Rorting Trust Accounts

A former Melbourne real estate agent charged with misusing millions of dollars of clients' money plans to plead guilty - but his wife will contest the...

Business
Mar 15 2018
Call for Blitz on Unlicensed Builders

Master Builders SA is calling for a government blitz after yet another unlicensed builder was fined in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.

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Residential
Mar 14 2018
Victoria Nats MP Charged Over Real Estate Fraud

Victorian Nationals MP Tim McCurdy has been charged with fraud offences over a real estate deal, and declared his innocence as he stepped down from the...

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Residential
Feb 27 2018
Real Estate Agent's No-prison Plea in $6m Case

A former real estate agent will likely be jailed after misappropriating more than $6 million from 46 of his clients in Melbourne, partly to buy drugs...

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Business
Feb 22 2018
Accused Qld Property Scammer Granted Bail

The former director of a company that was allegedly part of a scam to swindle millions of dollars from property investors has been granted bail in...

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Business
31 Aug, 2016
Who Made Illegal Donations To The Nsw Liberal Party

Two former NSW MPs could face criminal charges after the state's corruption watchdog handed down the findings of its explosive investigation into illegal political donations.

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Business
31 Mar, 2016
Aussie Developer on Trial in Bali for Fraud

A man allegedly defrauded by a West Australian property developer in Bali has told his trial it became clear the Australian had "deceived" him and had...

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Business
15 Mar, 2016
Auckland Property Developer Investigated for Fraud

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating Auckland property developer Leonard Ross and the outcome will determine whether apartment owners in one of his projects will pursue...

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