By Mark Church, December 14, 2012
Scores of new student apartments are not fire proof because of an unclear definition in Australian building codes.
By our reporters, November 27, 2012
Experts voice concerns about fire safety in multi-storey apartments and inadequate building codes.
By Richard Phillips, November 17, 2012
False alarms and other fire safety issues continue to plague Euro Terraces residents in south-west Sydney.
By Mark Church, November 10, 2012
Over the past two decades, the cost of buying a home has almost trebled, compared to average incomes.
By Richard Phillips, November 1, 2012
A flawed fire escape in the Q1 tower highlights the result of the de-regulation of the building industry.
By Richard Phillips, October 27, 2012
The response by all levels of government to the plight of Euro Terraces fire victims has been one of callous indifference.
By our reporters, October 22, 2012
Residents discuss need for independent investigation into the fatal fire at the Euro Terraces complex in Bankstown.
By our reporters, October 20, 2012
The WSWS spoke to construction workers about poor building standards, the de-regulation of building codes and the housing affordability crisis.
Commentary from a building designer
By Paul Bartizan, October 18, 2012
The Hawke and Keating governments introduced the Building Code of Australia as part of the Labor Party’s program of “economic reform” and de-regulation.
By our reporters, October 17, 2012
Bankstown residents spoke to the WSWS about the responsibility of the federal, state and local governments for the conditions that led to the September 6 fire.
By our reporters, October 16, 2012
Participants spoke about their reaction to the SEP meeting and why they supported the resolution calling for a committee to organise an independent investigation.
October 16, 2012
The resolution was adopted unanimously at the SEP’s public meeting on the Bankstown fire.