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Saturday October 20, 2018

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One in Five Victorian Plumbing Installations Fail Audit Test
Business
Wednesday June 7 2017

One in Five Victorian Plumbing Installations Fail Audit Test

More than one in five plumbing installations in Victoria which were audited in April failed compliance with required standards, according to the building industry regulator in...

Victorian Consumers Commence Class-Action Against VBA
Residential
Friday June 2 2017

Victorian Consumers Commence Class-Action Against VBA

Consumers in Victoria have launched an unprecedented action against the state’s building regulator, whom they accuse of failing to protect home owners from poor building work,...

Further Developments in the Lacrosse Fire Case
Buildings
Tuesday May 2 2017

Further Developments in the Lacrosse Fire Case

It was a great thing that there was no loss of life suffered in the fire which occurred at the Lacrosse building in the Docklands area...

VBA Scorecard, Three Years On
Business
Monday November 7 2016

VBA Scorecard, Three Years On

Corruption, maladministration, scathing, and overspending are just a few of the terms the press used in connection with the Victorian Ombudsman's report of December 2012 into...

More New Rules on Victoria’s Building Sites
Business
Thursday August 18 2016

More New Rules on Victoria’s Building Sites

The Victorian Building Authority will take control of building practitioner registration and discipline, whilst new processes for building practitioner discipline and a prohibition on builders appointing...

For Whom Doth the Bell Toll?
Business
Thursday March 17 2016

For Whom Doth the Bell Toll?

If the Andrews Government’s ‘Consumer Protection’ legislation before Parliament is passed, it will have seriously damaging, far-reaching consequences for all Victorians.

Getting Properly Cladded
Strata
Wednesday March 9 2016

Getting Properly Cladded

Non-compliant building materials have emerged as a significant issue for strata schemes and owners corporations to manage after the Lacrosse Apartment fire in Melbourne’s Docklands district.

VBA Sounds Alert on Combustible External Cladding
Strata
Wednesday March 2 2016

VBA Sounds Alert on Combustible External Cladding

An official report on the 2014 Lacrosse apartment fire as well as an ongoing compliance audit of buildings situated throughout inner-city Melbourne has prompted the Victorian...

Vic Building Legislation: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Business
Monday February 22 2016

Vic Building Legislation: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 tabled in Parliament in December 2015 should set alarm bells ringing throughout the Victorian community.