Will Flammable Cladding Invalidate Your Strata Insurance?
Imagine receiving a bill and finding your insurance had risen sixfold.
Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance
Builders Warranty Insurance (BWI) and its many name changes over the past 15 years remains exactly the same product that CHOICE describe as the worst insurance...
Law Reform Concepts for Model Building Regulations for 2018 and Beyond
The built ecology, both locally and internationally, has encountered profound, if not unprecedented, change in the last 20 years.
External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?
One aspect of the public debate and discussion as to external wall cladding on buildings in the context of the Lacrosse building and Grenfell tower fires...
Christchurch Homeowners’ Class Action to Proceed
The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by government-owned insurer Southern Response Earthquake Services to throw out a class action lawsuit from Christchurch homeowners whose...
Commercial Building Operating Costs Soar Well Above Inflation
Soaring costs associated with council rates, electricity and insurance are driving increases in commercial building operating costs which far exceed the rate of general inflation, the...
Can the VBA Survive?
The revolving door at the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) saw CEO Prue Digby retire amid the controversy surrounding high-rise towers in Melbourne and the horrific tragedy...
Why Have Domestic Building Warranty Insurance?
Insurance is for safeguarding people against what might go wrong in future.
Collateral Building Damage
Our diminishing take up rate of trade apprenticeships and pending future skill shortages has been a hot topic in media reports of late. However, this in...
CBL Appoints Voluntary Administrators
NZX-listed CBL Corp has appointed voluntary administrators to "preserve value" after the Reserve Bank won a court order to place subsidiary CBL Insurance in interim liquidation...
Suspended CBL Needs Time to Raise Capital
Insurer CBL Corp says it hasn't worked out how much capital it needs to raise to satisfy regulatory solvency concerns and may take "a number of...
Suncorp Hits Out at Govt over QLD Insurance Premiums
Insurance giant Suncorp has hit out at a federal government proposal to intervene in the north Queensland insurance market to bring down premiums, saying the focus...
Financial System 'Ignoring Climate Risk'
Australia's financial system is ill-prepared for the impacts of climate change, an issue ignored in the Abbott government's inquiry led by David Murray.
Brisbane Storm Clean-up Bill Passes $300m
The damage bill from a savage hailstorm that tore through Brisbane has passed $300 million.