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Turnbull government minister slaps down proposal to ban Grenfell Tower-style cladding

The Turnbull government has called a Labor proposal to ban the cladding responsible for London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire "ignorant," putting it at odds with the Property Council of Australia and the..
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Govt rejects flammable cladding import ban

The federal government is rejecting calls from the opposition to ban the importation of flammable cladding.

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News video: Hundreds Evacuated as Fire Tears Through Hotel in Russia's Rostov-on-Don

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Two people were killed in a fire at a 10-story hotel in the southeastern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Thursday afternoon, September 21, local media reported. According to Ria Novosti, the fire..
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Ahead of 100 days from the Grenfell Tower fire on Friday September 22, here are the key events that have taken place.
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Labor would ban flammable cladding imports

Bill Shorten says a future Labor government would ban the importation of flammable cladding.

Workers start to pull unsafe cladding down from Brisbane hospital

The process will take 18 months, as cladding two-and-a-half times the size of the Suncorp Stadium playing surface is removed and replaced.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Australia: Courting combustible cladding reform in Australia - Clayton Utz

These reforms, if implemented, could go a long way to protecting end users from using non-compliant building materials.

ACT government unlikely to release territory-wide cladding audit report

The government is still waiting on a Commonwealth audit of its buildings in Canberra.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Unions ACT calls for audit of cladding on Canberra's private owned buildings

Unions ACT has called on the territory to conduct a rigorous audit of privately-owned buildings.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Rising demand for panels could delay ACT cladding taskforce months

Soaring demand for fire safety specialists and panels could spell lengthy delays to cladding work.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Australia: Cladding design in high rise buildings: rethinking the approach - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Poor approaches to design and investment analysis of property development may result in using unsafe building materials.

Australia: Legal Update: Senate Interim report on aluminium composite cladding - Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

The report has recommended a ban on PCA cladding, closer scrutiny of supply chains and a renewed focus on end users.

After Grenfell, time to act on Australia's risky buildings

A Senate committee of inquiry has prudently recommended banning a type of flammable cladding used in countless Australian buildings.
Sydney Morning Herald

Share the costs and benefits of ending flammable building cladding menace

Developers, investors and owner-occupiers face a fall in the capital value of their apartments should cladding not be replaced.
The Age

Queanbeyan Hospital inspection identifies potentially combustible cladding

NSW health authorities reported on Sunday that potentially flammable cladding is installed at the Queanbeyan Hospital.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

'Buildings wrapped in petrol': Xenophon pushes for total ban on deadly cladding

Senator Nick Xenophon will push for new laws banning flammable aluminium cladding.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Senate committee recommends immediate ban on importation, use of flammable cladding

It also found there should be measures introduced to make designers, developers, suppliers and installers much more accountable for the highly flammable products.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

'It's like wrapping a building in petrol'

Labor and members of the crossbench want the federal government to take action to stop the importation of flammable cladding.

Australia: Combustible cladding: Just one of the many essential issues building owners should audit, record and manage - ClarkeKann Lawyers

This article is aimed at practical and proactive steps for Bodies Corporate to take to protect lot owners and residents.

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