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Ai Group commends Queensland Government action on non-conforming building products

"Ai Group commends the Queensland Government for taking leadership to address the scourge of non-conforming building products in Queensland," Ai Group Queensland Head, Jemina Dunn, said today.

"This Bill is the most significant Government action on the issue since Ai Group released our report The quest for a level playing field: the non-conforming building products dilemma in 2013. One of the findings of the report was that the current regulatory system placed too much responsibility on building certifiers at point of installation and the Bill addresses this by placing conformance obligations on all supply chain participants.

"The Bill introduced into Parliament will go a long way in restricting the ability of unscrupulous operators to place non-conforming building products into the QLD market. This will provide more confidence to the construction industry that the products they install are fit for purpose and comply with the relevant standards.

"Queenslanders do not wish to see a repeat of the Infinity Cable and Lacrosse Fire incidents in their State and this legislation sends a message to all those who seek to gain unfair advantage through misrepresenting product performance that there is a cop on the beat and there will be a consequence for wrong doing.

"We look forward to working with our members to review the Bill in its entirety and providing the QLD Government detailed feedback in due course.

"Ai Group will continue to support the work of the Building Ministers Forum through our involvement with the Construction Product Alliance as it is vital that industry and Government continue to cooperate on this important issue," Dunn said.

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