Senate debates

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Questions without Notice

Noncompliant Building Products

2:29 pm

Photo of John MadiganJohn Madigan (Victoria, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. Minister, as reported in The Australian newspaper, the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade gave evidence to the Senate inquiry into nonconforming building products last month to the effect that major Australian cities are at the mercy of noncompliant building products and that a national audit is required as numerous buildings in our cities are ticking time bombs. Given this issue was on the agenda at the COAG building ministers forum on 31 July, why is there still no commitment by either the federal government or state and territory— (Time expired)

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Andrew JACKSON
Posted on 22 Feb 2016 12:25 am (Report this comment)

We need laws that will result in all levels of Supply chain serving jail terms for bringing products into Australia that do not comply with Australian Standards.

As a minimum a Director of a firm bringing in substandard product should:
(1) Do Jail Time
(2) Forfeit 100% of assets to Crown

IT is time for government to re-regulate the economy.

A death resulting from imported substandard CHICOM rubbish should be treated as murder and the Directors of the importing firm should face a six foot drop.

Andrew Jackson
apjackson@hotkey.net.au