Industrial Reform Has Many Dimensions
The Australian construction sector has been slow on the uptake when it comes to modernising industrial relations. Will we take an important leap forward?
The Hidden Agendas Behind Australia’s Failed Building Industry
The recent reform of the Building Act and the Domestic Building Contracts Act (purportedly introduced to aid consumers) seems to have merely tinkered with what wasn’t...
What Victorian Bulding Law Reform Means for Architects
From July 4, 2016, sweeping changes to construction law will start to take effect in Victoria. These changes will affect all construction disciplines, including architects, with...
The Japanese Approach to Building Law Reform
In recent years, the Japanese government had decided to reform its Building Act because of public disquiet concerning a number of buildings with compromised engineering design.
NSW Strata Reform Set To Give Sydney’s Property Sector A Facelift
The Sydney region and other major population centres throughout New South Wales are set for a huge economic boost under new reforms proposed for the $200...
Why the Consumer Protection Reform Strategy Fails
It is clear that the Domestic Building Consumer Protection Reform Strategy was created as a mirage, to give a vision of providing better protection for consumers.
Mythical Reform and the Reality of No Reform
From a consumer perspective, Parliament’s confusion and lack of enthusiasm to pass the Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 was the only good news last year. Emanating...
Victoria Contributions Overhaul to Spur Urban Development
The Victorian government hopes to expedite the creation of much-needed urban infrastructure in the state by overhauling the development contribution system.
The Truth Behind the ‘Consumer Protection Reform Strategy’
After the damaging Auditor-General’s Report of 2011 and the Ombudsman’s Report of 2012, there was much public comment on the disturbing revelations of failed governance and...