REINSW wants tax reform

The real estate institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has lauded the recent announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirming a review of state taxes.

Updated code for Victorian building contracts

A new Code of Practice has been introduced to Victoria's building and construction industry, replacing the previous Code introduced in 1999 and the Implementation Guidelines introduced by the Coalition Government in 2012.

Queensland Government passes new building reforms

New off-the-plan reforms to various property laws that recently passed in Parliament are aimed at protecting families buying new homes as well as revitalising Queensland’s construction industry.

Notable construction and planning reform

This month saw some notable changes to construction and planning legislation, both on national and state levels, including the launch of new APCC procurement guidelines, amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, and further advancement of WA planning reform.