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A message from the CEO – August 2019

Friday, 16 August 2019

The VBA welcomes the State Government’s decision to establish Cladding Safety Victoria to support and fund the rectification of higher-risk apartment buildings, while also undertaking a thorough and necessary review of building policy.

I believe these are important steps for keeping Victorians safe and rebuilding public confidence in our building system, which has been understandably shaken.

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High Court decision on the application of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth)

Monday, 12 August 2019

The Victorian Building Authority is disappointed with the outcome of its appeal to the High Court of Australia and its possible ramifications for Victorian consumers. The High Court dismissed the VBA’s challenge to a Federal Court decision that precluded the VBA from considering the character of applicants for registration under the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992.

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