Architects Must be Dynamite on Copyright Protection
In early 2000 and late 2001, Victorian based Barnett Property Group opened two display homes in the Melbourne outer eastern suburbs of Beaconsfield and Rowville respectively...
Dubai Property ‘a Money-laundering Haven’
War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real estate market as a haven for their assets,...
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...
Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.
Labor Announces Federal Corruption Watchdog Plan
This Australia could be set for a federal anti-corruption watchdog depending on the next federal election result after Labor announced its intention to establish an anti-corruption...
Electrocution Inquest Hears from Sparky
An electrician tasked with securing a construction site where a carpenter was electrocuted says the light fitting that likely caused his death was live because it...
Ontario’s New Construction Act
Adjudication is somewhat similar to a mandatory arbitration, with new and strict rules leading hopefully toward ‘prompt payment’ legislation under Ontario’s new Construction Act. Part II.1...
Steel & Tube Pleads Guilty over Product Misrepresentation
Steel & Tube Holdings has pleaded guilty to 24 charges of making false and misleading representations about its steel mesh products and will be sentenced...
Building Union Court Fines Keep Climbing
Australia's construction union and two of its officials have been collectively fined more than $270,000 for breaching right-of-entry laws over a regional Victorian project, adding to...
Power Bills to be Based on Own Meter Reads
Power companies could face fines if they don't comply with a proposed new rule to allow people to read their own electricity meter rather than relying...
Alberta Roadbuilders Take Province to Court
A group of five Alberta roadbuilders say the province has forced its hand following a “costly and potentially illegal” government decision to transfer more than $500...
Qld Law Firm Considers Silica Dust Action
Queensland mines and businesses whose workers have suffered the ill effects of silica dust could be subjected to large-scale legal action.
Convicted Tradie Targets NSW Home Owners
NSW consumers are being warned not to deal with a dodgy tradie who may be "up to his old tricks", says the state's Minister for...
Victoria Developer Settles Lawsuit with CBA
A Melbourne property developer has settled a lawsuit with the Commonwealth Bank over a scam he says was masterminded by fraud accountants.
Former Victoria Real Estate Agent Jailed
A former Melbourne real estate agent has been jailed for misusing more than $6 million of client money, blowing $300,000 on the drug ice alone.
Mining Group Appeals New Super Union
The Australian Mines and Minerals Association has lodged an appeal against the creation of a super union.
Vic Agency Fined $880k for Underquoting
A Melbourne real estate agency that underquoted blue ribbon properties has been fined $880,000 - the largest penalty for underquoting in Victoria - for its cavalier...