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Posted Oct 19, 2016 Ladder Safety
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A new national educational campaign has been launched urging older Australian men to prioritise safety when working with ladders. Around 1600 men aged over 65 are hospitalised annually across Australia due to ladder related incidences and most of the incidences occur while doing DIY maintenance work at home.  The campaign is aimed at having people…

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Posted Oct 19, 2016 Upcoming changes in Certification
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  The New South Wales Government has received a final report and statutory review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 (BP Act).  The review was conducted ind ependently and was a review of the BP Act as well as a consideration of other building and planning matters. The review is part of the NSW Government strategy…

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Posted Oct 19, 2016 Sub-Contractors’ Liabilities Under the Home Building Act
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A recent decision in the matter of Macquarie Grove Homes Pty Ltd (“Macquarie”) v Tony Alott and Glenn Alott  trading as T&G Bricklaying (“T&G”), by the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeals Panel (“Panel”) confirmed that the statutory warranties implied under the provisions of Section 18B of the Home Building Act 1989 (the “Act”)…

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Posted Sep 16, 2016 Podcast: Unfair Contracts Seminar
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New legislation commencing on 16 November 2016 will prohibit unfair terms in Standard Form Contracts with small businesses. The Kreisson team explores: the affects of unfair contract laws and unfair contract terms on the Construction Industry; Small Business Contracts; Standard Form Contracts; what constitutes an unfair term; consequences if a court finds that a term…

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Posted Sep 14, 2016 Handy Hints on Buying A Home
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Lease –vs- Licence In certain circumstances when buying a property, you may also be required to enter into additional contractual documents such as a lease or Licence to gain possession of the property prior to settlement. Those with the right to deal and transact in relation to the occupying interest of a property have the…

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