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VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure
Business
Thursday August 2 2018

VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) came into being on 1 July 2013 and has been continually criticized ever since by building consumers, and every facet of...

Melbourne’s Tallest Building Found to Have Flammable Cladding
Business
Monday April 4 2016

Melbourne’s Tallest Building Found to Have Flammable Cladding

Melbourne’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower, has been found to contain the same type of non-compliant and highly flammable cladding that has caused dozens of...

State Building Regulator Censured for Mt Waverley Collapse
Business
Friday October 16 2015

State Building Regulator Censured for Mt Waverley Collapse

The Victorian Building Authority has come under fire for its failure to undertake sufficient measures to safeguard residents and buildings from incidents such as the Mt...

Responding to Building Orders under the Building Act 1993
Business
Thursday October 8 2015

Responding to Building Orders under the Building Act 1993

The Building Act 1993 gives building surveyors the ability to issue building notices and building orders to enforce breaches of the Building Act.

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...

The Price of Justice
Residential
Monday December 29 2014

The Price of Justice

The building industry is full of serious disputes; both builders and consumers are seeking justice, and it continually evades both parties.

Opportunity Lost as the Wider Building Industry Suffers
Business
Wednesday October 15 2014

Opportunity Lost as the Wider Building Industry Suffers

The Victorian building industry is in turmoil and suffocating under a myriad of problems and issues brought about by years of abuse by leaders/regulators who prefer...

How Victoria’s Building Licensing System will Change
Business
Wednesday June 18 2014

How Victoria’s Building Licensing System will Change

The Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will bring significant changes to the industry in Victoria and  has now been through two sittings of the Victorian Parliament....

Victoria’s Building Industry at a Crossroads
Business
Thursday April 24 2014

Victoria’s Building Industry at a Crossroads

Back around the turn of the century, the domestic building industry in Victoria was gripped by massive upheaval as privatisation in 1997 was followed by the...