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Wednesday 17 Jun 2020

Members may be interested in the “Comparison of FSE Guidance Documents and Assessment Criteria” Report from The Warren Centre. This Special Report to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is in addition to the eight other main research reports in The Warren Centre’s Professionalisation of Fire Safety Engineering research series. 

The Report can be downloaded here.

Wednesday 17 Jun 2020

The Victorian Government has established the Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce (the Taskforce to help keep the state’s building and development industry running during the crisis. 

The Taskforce is investigating planning and investment opportunities to boost Victoria’s building and development industry, including identifying priority projects to fast-track, and providing advice to Government on issues impacting the industry. Further information on the role of the Taskforce can be found at: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/policy-and-strategy/building-victorias-recovery-taskforce.”

Monday 15 Jun 2020

Construction law has evolved in numerous ways over the past few years. In England and Australia, many developments have taken place along common lines. But there are also some notable differences, which give us cause for reflection as to ‘which approach works best’.

Hosted by the Society of Construction Law Australia and the Society of Construction Law (UK) this webinar presented by Julian Bailey will consider some of the key developments in construction law and notable areas of divergence in construction law between England and Australia.

More information is available here.

Please click here to register.

Tuesday 9 Jun 2020

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and in the current landscape that means putting your valuable data in the hands of criminals.

Presented by Brendan Read and Vishka Peiris of KordaMentha.

More information is available here

Please click here to register.

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

The NSW Government announced the successfully passing through Parliament of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019  on 3 June 2020.

The Media Release can be found here.

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has announced the Homebuilder Economic Response to the Coronavirus.
HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations. 

More information is available here.

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

Members may be interested in the new Resource "COVID-19: Managing the Impact on Construction Contracts" (COVID-19 - Frustration and Force Majeure Relief - Construction Contracts) by Hon Peter Vickery QC.  The paper can be downloaded here

Thursday 28 May 2020

Members are advised that the webinar papers presented by Andrew Downie and Joel Silver are available for download in our Resources section.

Thursday 21 May 2020

The Queensland Economics and Governance Committee  is inviting written submissions from all interested parties on any aspect of the Queensland Government’s economic response to COVID-19, as informed by the inquiry terms of reference (see inquiry webpage). 

Thursday 21 May 2020

The NSW Government has provided its first response to the First Report (Report No. 4): Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building Disputes

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