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BANNED BUILDER MATTHEW GEOFFREY RIXON JAILED

Friday, 2 March 2018

BANNED BUILDER MATTHEW GEOFFREY RIXON JAILED

Banned builder Matthew Geoffrey Rixon has been sentenced to 18 months jail for contempt of court, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said today.

Rixon, 33, pleaded guilty to contempt of court for breaching NSW Supreme Court orders made in April […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

I was pleased to see the reinvigoration of the National Membership Services Committee and now under the Chairmanship of David Burnell (National Senior Vice President). David was with the team at the National Office in Canberra recently where discussion took place on a whole range of issues. Notwithstanding some of David’s priorities, discussion included (but […]

2018-2019 AIB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Please settle your subscription by the 31st March to ensure that we can continue to deliver services to both you and the wider profession.

How to pay:

Pay online using your credit card: Payments by Visa or MasterCard online through the member login area of the AIB website do not attract a handling fee.  Logon […]

FALSE CLAIMS UP IN FLAMES AS COMPANY PAYS PENALTY (QLD)

A Sydney based company and its director have entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Between 2 July 2015 and 20 January 2016, Peter Jones, director of Fire Combat Australia Pty Ltd (which previously traded as Modakboard), imported and sold fire-resistant […]

APARTMENTS IN SYDNEY SUBURBS 2017-2023 MARKET BRIEF (NSW)

The Sydney suburban apartment market has experienced a significant rise in purchaser activity and price growth in recent years. Strong population growth and an existing dwelling undersupply, coupled with low interest rates supported strong dwelling demand. Rising prices attracted significant investor activity to the market and drove robust off-the-plan sales volumes. However, there are challenges […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

It’s hard to believe that we are already into the second month of a new year!

Don’t forget that nominations and submissions (combined) close for this year’s Professional Excellence Awards at the end of the month. That means you must have both parts of ‘the process’ completed and in the hands of the team here […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

I am happy to announce that the AIB will host Constructing Our World in 2019.

The conference under the watchful eye of Conference Curator Robyn Hardy, will build on the conference that was held in Auckland early last year. It will feature an array of cutting edge presenters that will look at People, Process and Framework and […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

I trust you had a great break and that you are inspired and re energised for another year.

2018 will be another big year for the AIB with a number of new initiatives coming on line:

We have the launched the inaugural 2018 Professional Excellence in Building Awards in Hong Kong. Whilst it will be […]

APPOINTMENT OF ABCC COMMISSIONER

The Australian Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Stephen McBurney as the Commissioner of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) for a five-year term commencing on 6 February 2018.

Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, Craig Laundy, said Mr McBurney has been appointed following a merit-based selection process.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

It’s been a busy couple of weeks as we continue to edge closer to Christmas. Last Wednesday I attended an Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) meeting in Canberra where we spent the morning with a number of senior politicians including:

Angus Taylor – Assistant Minister for Cities and the Digital Transformation. I asked the Assistant […]