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Thursday July 19, 2018

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An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Residential
Wednesday July 4 2018

An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work

Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.

Building Defects? The Law Is Not Your Friend
Business
Wednesday July 4 2018

Building Defects? The Law Is Not Your Friend

Most people would assume that if there are defects in your new building, the builder would be obliged to fix the defects.

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
Residential
Tuesday March 6 2018

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

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.

The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences

The Security of Payment Act is meant to be critical for builders to get paid for construction works that they do.

Architecture Firms Must Stamp Out Sexual Harassment
Business
Wednesday January 17 2018

Architecture Firms Must Stamp Out Sexual Harassment

According to the survey – which covered participants from Australia/New Zealand, the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom – a shocking one in seven (14...

Who is Responsible for Construction Worker Injuries?
Safety
Thursday December 14 2017

Who is Responsible for Construction Worker Injuries?

On May 26, 2011, 39-year-old Milan Kabic suffered injury after falling from a raised platform when performing formwork on the redevelopment of the Redfern RSL building...

Law Reform Concepts for Model Building Regulations for 2018 and Beyond
Business
Monday December 11 2017

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.

Residential
15 Dec, 2017
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...

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Infrastructure
11 Dec, 2017
Qld Dam Operator to Continue Legal Defence

The operators of Queensland's Wivenhoe Dam will continue their defence against a class action when a trial over the 2011 floods resumes in Sydney on Monday.

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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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