On 23 July 2020 the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism tabled its report on the Inquiry into Building Quality and made 48 recommendations (see https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/1605368/9th-EDT-09-Inquiry-into-Building-Quality.pdf).
The Committee has made recommendations in the following areas:
- The approach of the regulator;
- Consumer advice and protection;
- Contracts and dispute resolution;
- Licensing of participants in the building industry;
- Certification; and
- Defect rectification.
The Committee received 103 submissions and heard from 52 witnesses.
Kerin Benson Lawyers prepared and lodged a lengthy submission to this Inquiry which is referenced on numerous occasions in the report.