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Industrial Reform Has Many Dimensions
Business
Tuesday September 27 2016

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
Residential
Wednesday July 13 2016

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
Business
Friday July 8 2016

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
Business
Wednesday November 4 2015

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
Strata
Wednesday July 22 2015

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
Business
Monday July 13 2015

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
Residential
Thursday July 9 2015

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
Business
Monday July 6 2015

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’
Residential
Monday July 6 2015

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...