Terms of Reference

On 23 June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into non-confirming building products to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry, with particular reference to:

  1. the economic impact of non-conforming building products on the Australian building and construction industry;
  2. the impact of non-conforming building products on:
    1. industry supply chains, including importers, manufacturers and fabricators,
    2. workplace safety and any associated risks,
    3. costs passed on to customers, including any insurance and compliance costs; and
    4. the overall quality of Australian buildings;
  3. possible improvements to the current regulatory frameworks for ensuring that building products conform to Australian standards, with particular reference to the effectiveness of:
    1. policing and enforcement of existing regulations,
    2. independent verification and assessment systems,
    3. surveillance and screening of imported building products, and
    4. restrictions and penalties imposed on non-conforming building products; and
  4. any other related matters.

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