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.