Who would have thought! Private certifiers need better regulation …

The Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 was released in September. If you are accredited by the BPB, you should have a look at it.

150 recommendations and a significant number of them about the integrity of the system and anxieties about the conflict of interest of a developer paying for their own certifier.

The Government has committed to tightening up fire safety - principally responding to failures in the private certification that resulted in the September 2012 Bankstown apartment block fire.

Someone should have mentioned the inherent conflict of interest to Government back in the 1990’s when that boofhead Craig Knowles introduced the system!

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