Interim report: aluminium composite cladding

Non-conforming building products

6 September 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-640-9

View the report as a single document - (PDF 2019KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 22KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 8KB)
Committee views and recommendations (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 64KB)

Definition of non-conforming and non-complying building products
Structure of report

Chapter 2 (PDF 147KB)

Lacrosse apartment building fire—25 November 2014
Grenfell Tower Fire—14 June 2017
Broader concerns around fire safety
Insurance implications
Australian government responses following the Grenfell Tower fire
Ongoing work of the Building Ministers' Forum

Chapter 3 - Regulatory framework (PDF 170KB)

Aluminium Composite Panels
Increase in the number of products being imported from overseas
Reliability of certification documentation
The risks associated with product substitution
Concerns about the National Construction Code
Need for greater clarity of CodeMark Certificates of Conformity
Mandatory third party certification, national register and product auditing
Proposal to ban aluminium composite panels with a polyethylene core

Chapter 4 - Accountability and enforcement (PDF 59KB)

Greater coordination and a national approach to reform
National licencing schemes
The role and independence of building surveyors
Need for greater on-site supervision and oversight
Addressing the need for greater accountability
Availability of Australian Standards
Role of the Federal Safety Commissioner
Illegal phoenix activity in the building and construction industry
Increasing protections for end users
Next steps for the committee

Dissenting Report by Coalition Senators (PDF 13KB)
Additional Comments by Senator Nick Xenophon - Buildings wrapped in petrol (PDF 20KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information (PDF 32KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 26KB)
Appendix 3 - Correspondence received from Hon Craig Laundy MP, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science (PDF 1438KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540