Non-conforming building products: the need for a coherent and robust regulatory regime

4 December 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-877-9

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Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 23KB)
Abbreviations and acronyms (PDF 9KB)
Executive summary (PDF 32KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and overview (PDF 112KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Previous committee reports
Shergold and Weir Report
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Examples of non-conforming building products (PDF 77KB)

Windows and glazing
Engineered wood products
Committee view

Chapter 3 - Government action on non-conforming building products (PDF 133KB)

Role of the Commonwealth, states and territories
Building Ministers' Forum
Senior Officers' Group on non-conforming building products
Views on progress
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Increasing compliance in the building industry (PDF 74KB)

Licensing and inspections
National Construction Code
Availability of Australian Standards

Chapter 5 - Other measures to address non-conforming building products (PDF 74KB)

National databases
Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016
Mandatory recall insurance for high-risk building products
Building products containing asbestos

Coalition Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information (PDF 34KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 28KB)
Appendix 3 - List of recommendations from the Interim report: aluminium composite cladding (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 4 - List of recommendations from the Interim report: protecting Australians from the threat of asbestos (PDF 38KB)
Appendix 5 - List of recommendations from Building Confidence—Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia (PDF 22KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540