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Posted Jun 25, 2020 Biowood: When A Building Product Is Found Wanting
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Author: Anthony Herron   Remedies for Construction INTRODUCTION The decision of The Owners Strata Plan No 92888 v Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd & Frasers Putney Pty Ltd (2019) 15 November 2019 raises important issues for construction and fire safety compliance. We set out our comments about this decision and its consequences. THE CLAIM Biowood* cladding…

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Posted Apr 15, 2020 The New COVID-19 Emergency Measures Legislation in NSW
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The Federal and State Governments around Australia are waging a war on two fronts, having passed legislation designed to protect both our population and economy. In line with heath advice the NSW Government has passed the COVID-19 LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (EMERGENCY MEASURES) ACT 2020 which commenced on 25 March 2020 According to the Second Reading Speech; the…

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Posted Jun 11, 2019 Residential Property Developers and Purchasers Affected by Cladding Legislation Changes
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Summary of the New Laws Almost two years have passed since the Grenfell Fire in June 2017 and five years since the Lacrosse Fire in Melbourne 2014. To address public fire safety concerns following these two incidents, new laws have passed for buildings that are affected by external combustible cladding material. In summary, the owners…

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Posted Feb 13, 2019 The Royal Commission’s Effect on the Mortgage Broking Industry
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The recent Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services sector has thrown the mortgage broking industry into a state of disarray. The most immediate change which is proposed – the banning of trail commission – is enough to cause mortgage brokers, especially those less seasoned in the industry to consider leaving the industry…

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Posted Jan 10, 2019 Property Law Update: January 2019
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As many return to work following the festive season, we would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on what you might have missed in the chaos leading up to Christmas. Land Tax Revenue NSW has advised that the s47 Certificates & Land Tax Thresholds for the year 2019 are: General Threshold: $692,000…

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