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Princess Alexandra Hospital cladding is combustible, government confirms

The state government says further testing is required to see if it is dangerous to patients and staff.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Combustible cladding on Brisbane hospital

One of Brisbane's biggest hospitals, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, is covered in combustible cladding, the Queensland government says.
SBS

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News video: London tower blaze cladding firm sued in the U.S.

London tower blaze cladding firm sued in the U.S. 01:05

Arconic, the U.S. company that supplied the cladding panels used at Grenfell Tower in London, where 80 people died in a deadly blaze, is being sued by a shareholder. David Pollard reports.
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News video: Silence Over Grenfell Tower's Safety Test

Silence Over Grenfell Tower's Safety Test 00:36

The cladding system used on London's Grenfell Tower would only have met British regulatory standards if the two main materials had passed a key safety test together, according to a Reuters analysis of..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: 120 Towers In England Have Failed Safety Tests

120 Towers In England Have Failed Safety Tests 00:32

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Wednesday that the exterior cladding on 120 high-rise buildings in 37 areas in England have failed fire safety checks. Following the Grenfell Tower..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Housing minister Alok Sharma confronted by Grenfell survivor – video

Housing minister Alok Sharma confronted by Grenfell survivor – video 00:58

Oluwaseun Talabi, a former resident of Grenfell Tower, challenged housing minister Alok Sharma over accommodation arrangements for survivors of the blaze. During a special edition of the Victoria..
Source: Guardian -

News video: Grenfell Tower supply firm withdraws cladding from sale

Grenfell Tower supply firm withdraws cladding from sale

The firm which supplied the cladding used to insulate London’s Grenfell Tower says it’s stopping global sales of such panels for use in high-rise buildings, Reuters reports. It follows reports..
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'Dodgy' safety certificates rife on building sites, Senate cladding inquiry told

Fraudsters are making fake safety certificates for building products, a Senate inquiry has been told.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •Brisbane TimesThe Age

Further hospital fire safety tests ordered

Further tests are underway to determine if cladding used on one of Queensland's biggest hospitals is fire-retardant after initial results were inconclusive.
SBS

Flame-coloured cladding flammable on luxury Prahran apartment building

A notice posted in communal areas of the Trilogi apartment building in Prahran warned residents against lighting barbecues or using lights and powerpoints on their balconies.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •The AgeSydney Morning Herald

States act on cladding after Grenfell Tower disaster

SBS World News Radio: New South Wales may join Victoria in launching an investigation into highly flammable cladding in buildings following the fatal high-rise fire in London.
SBS

Grenfell Tower fire compels ACT to establish building safety taskforce

ACT to establish taskforce to review flammable cladding use in Canberra, after Grenfell Tower fire.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •Brisbane TimesThe Age

NSW to act on cladding issue next week

The NSW government is expected to make an announcement on combustible cladding on buildings in the state next week.
SBS

Dangerous cladding taskforce: Victoria to test thousands of buildings for fire risk

The Victorian government has appointed a taskforce to fast-track the testing of thousands of buildings for the kind of flammable cladding used in the Grenfell Tower that burned in London last month.
The Age

Vic cladding taskforce to probe fire risk

A new taskforce headed by a former Victorian premier will investigate cladding on Victorian buildings following the deadly Grenfell tower fire in London.
SBS

Victorian government appoints Ted Baillieu to lead urgent probe into flammable cladding

Government taskforce could lead to prosecutions over non-compliant or dangerous buildings.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Cheap cladding switch at Grenfell: reports

It's been reported that contractors renovating Grenfell Tower switched to a cheaper and more flammable type of cladding before the deadly fire.
SBS

Flat Chat: What are the chances of a mass evacuation of Sydney flats?

Given that we seem to have even more buildings with inflammable cladding than the Brits, can we expect to see similar scenes here?
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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