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12 02, 2022

Social Media to Catch Tax Cheats

By |2022-03-07T15:39:44+11:00February 12th, 2022|Members Articles, Regulatory Environment|

The building and construction industry will be the next main target of the taxman’s attempts to claw-back revenue lost due to the illegal cash economy. The Australian Taxation Office has visited over 1000 building and construction small businesses over the past financial year to talk with them about their tax and superannuation obligations. Sydney homeowner [...]

15 08, 2020

Paul’s Rant

By |2022-10-10T23:42:18+11:00August 15th, 2020|Regulatory Environment|

How Are We Going to Stop It? A rant by Paul Evans - AIW President   I feel it necessary to call out those in the construction industry who are building defective buildings right from the ‘get go’ and walking away, leaving a massive trail of distress, destruction, disheartened public. As a remedial builder and [...]

10 08, 2020

Great Leadership in Times of Crisis

By |2022-10-10T23:01:42+11:00August 10th, 2020|Regulatory Environment|

Great Leadership in Times of Crisis With thanks to Ron Caruana from Danrae Group The men and women in charge of our organizations are now faced with uncharted challenges: leading their organization through a global pandemic. In this time of crisis, most leaders are doing their best to step up and inspire people to do [...]

7 05, 2020

President’s Address – Getting Paid, Onsite Practice

By |2022-10-10T23:37:48+11:00May 7th, 2020|Regulatory Environment|

Hello to all AIW Members In these uncertain times it is difficult to know what the future will hold, but if we keep our spirts up and work as hard as possible, we will come through this. The economic uncertainty should have all members looking at the way they trade and not being left out [...]

10 03, 2020

Discussion Paper on New Victorian Registration and Licensing of Tradespeople

By |2022-10-10T23:04:41+11:00March 10th, 2020|Regulatory Environment|

Discussion Paper on New Victorian Registration and Licensing of Tradespeople There is much confusion about the mechanism and requirements of the Victorian Government changes to Register and Licence Trades, including Waterproofing. In Queensland and New South Wales, the State Governments have already gone down the path of registering Trades. The problem of building defects and [...]

3 07, 2019

Security of Payment for Waterproofing Work

By |2022-10-03T13:33:43+11:00July 3rd, 2019|Regulatory Environment|

Issue 10 July 2019 Security of Payment for Waterproofing Work? It is a common question. What is the Security of Payment Act? The most many contractors can say about it is that they refer to it on the bottom of their invoices. But what is it and how does it work? In short; Security of [...]

2 07, 2019

Risk Management and Planning, Why Do I Need That!

By |2022-10-03T13:15:37+11:00July 2nd, 2019|Regulatory Environment|

Issue 10 July 2019 Risk management and planning, why do I need that!   Risk management and planning are essential tools for any waterproofing business owner to actively use and utilise. Waterproofing failure is one of the most often mentioned issues facing the building industry today. There are far too many horror stories to ignore. [...]

2 04, 2018

Victorian News

By |2022-10-15T18:34:08+11:00April 2nd, 2018|Regulatory Environment|

It is unfortunate that the proposed mandatory inspections for wet area waterproofing in the new Victorian Building Regulation for 2018 was defeated by pressure from the Building Surveyors. Thus, the defects and standard of waterproofing will continue to have little ‘policing’ pressure for both builders and the problem in the new regulations effective 2nd June [...]

2 08, 2017

Waterproofing Changes in Victoria

By |2022-10-15T18:33:33+11:00August 2nd, 2017|Regulatory Environment|

The Building Act 1993 remain, however current the Building Regulation 2006 are to be ‘sunset, replaced by the proposed Building Regulations 2017 (legislated around September) Changes in the 2017 Regulations which affect the waterproofing industry relate to “Part 13 – Inspections notices and Orders; Division 1 – Inspections and Directions; 169. Prescribed mandatory notification stages [...]

2 08, 2017

August 2017 –Chairman’s Address

By |2022-10-15T18:32:06+11:00August 2nd, 2017|Regulatory Environment|

With the cold and wet weather in the southern states, it is the usual battle to get applications done. We urge members not to be pressured by those who “want it done” even though there may be a wet substrate! As we all know where that will end up. The AIW is seeing more and [...]

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