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Shared housing or shared dwelling?

Australia - May 9 2017 The key issue concerned whether the proposed building is: a ‘residential building’ for which a development permit is required in the General…

Report released on compliance and enforcement in the building and construction industry

Australia - May 3 2018 On 27 April 2018, the Building Minister’s Forum (BMF) released the final report by Professor Peter Shergold AC and Ms Bronwyn Weir entitled ‘Building…

Frances Hall, Simone Holding

Introduction of the Building Amendment Bill 2016

Australia - December 22 2016 On 7 December 2016, the Victorian state government introduced into parliament the Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016…

Where to now with clause 52.27?

Australia - April 7 2022 In this article, we report on a decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) which, if applied by other divisions of the…

Mental impairment as a sentencing consideration

Australia - November 24 2015 We have recently acted in two separate prosecutions where an Accused has a mental illness. In each instance, the penalty imposed on the Accused was…