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Australia’s building defects crisis: practical tips for dealing with defects

Alarming statistics published in November 2019 lay bare true of extent of Australia’s building defects crisis. In a study involving 212 buildings, Deakin University’s Nicole Johnston and Griffith University’s Sacha […]

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By Grace Lawyers

October 20, 2022

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Managing the growing problem of underinsurance

Increases in the cost of living and doing business have been rising, and at a faster rate than in many decades. This is largely driven by supply chain issues and […]

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By CHU

La Niña 3.0 is coming, be prepared, be very prepared…

2021/22 was a year of weather to forget In its Insurance Catastrophe Resilience Report 2021-22, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) declared four catastrophes in 2021/22 – the Mansfield (Vic) […]

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By BCB

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Are Yellow Cards and ORANGES the future of mental health for our industry?

Giving more thought to the End State and providing an environment of safer mental health and a more enjoyable work environment, I have concluded that a Yellow, Orange and Red […]

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By Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

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A sustainable future

Current regulatory reviewsOver the last few years federal and state governments have undertaken reviews into the regulatory framework surrounding electrical embedded networks and centralised hot water solutions. In 2021 the […]

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By Active

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Strata managers – critical when you make an insurance claim

The strata manager is often the first point of call when a claim occurs in a strata property. They play a critical role in helping owners during the process. Strata […]

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By Kimberley Jonsson, CEO, CHU Underwriting Agencies

August 24, 2022

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Fighting digital fire risks on all fronts

Australian households and businesses increasingly depend on the internet. More people are working from home, forcing us to communicate differently and change how we access services and information. Cybercriminals are […]

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By BCB

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Why you should now recalibrate your building insurance valuation

Why you should do it NOW Causes of construction cost increases  a)    The COVID consumer consumption explosion – FederalGrants to stimulate construction, other grants, less consumer recreationalspending (travel restrictions, limited […]

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By Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

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Carbon neutral accreditation for strata firms: where to start

At the 2022 SCA Australia and New Zealand Conference the theme for the event was ‘Liveable Future’ and participants discussed how strata companies can contribute to the essential global shift […]

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By Active

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Sustainability and time management

A recap from the 2022 SCA conference At the 2021 SCA conference, Jason Carlson did a presentation on the topic “Keyboards don’t have feelings” which resonated with many strata managers […]

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Colin Grace, Jason Carlson and Jessica Cannon – Grace Lawyers

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President / CEO Report – Winter 2022

As we bring you this issue of Inside Strata, it has been an incredibly busy time to reflect on in the strata industry. Marking five years since the Grenfell Towers […]

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What’s changed in strata? Here’s why it’s time to find out

Macquarie Business Banking will be conducting a strata industry benchmarking study in August 2022, which is open to strata business managers. We are looking forward to learning more about how […]

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August 16, 2022

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Will the Government’s reinsurance pool win votes and meet expectations?

After years of debate over the need for a catastrophe reinsurance pool, the Government has finalised the design of the reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage in northern […]

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Body Corporate Brokers (BCB)

April 8, 2022

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Time for a quick Risk Management Review

With nearly all States adopting the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation (other than Victoria), and with Western Australia commencing on 31 March 2022, it is opportune to quickly review […]

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Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

April 7, 2022

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Sustainability in Strata

In the Summer edition of Inside Strata, Sustainability in Strata was a feature of the SCA’s upcoming Federal Election Priorities, calling on government to work with SCA to invest in […]

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Mick Dovile, Active Utilities

April 6, 2022

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New research shows resilient strata businesses focused on growth

The pandemic has transformed many industries. And strata businesses are no exception. Most have emerged from the uncertainty of the last two years stronger than ever – with renewed positivity […]

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Macquarie Bank

April 5, 2022

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To Educate Or Not To Educate – Why There Should Be Education Regimes For Strata/Community

Strata and Community titles are the largest growing type of development across Australia. All States & Territories are experiencing growth in most sectors of the market (residential, industrial, commercial, retail […]

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Colin Grace, Partner, Grace Lawyers

April 4, 2022

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Australian Strata Owners Facing Climactic Catastrophes

Strata property owners, like most Australians, have felt the impact of severe climatic events in recent times, without an end in sight. A recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental […]

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CHU Underwriting Agencies

April 1, 2022

Preparing for the Inevitable: Electric Vehicles

A Word of Advice on… Electric Vehicles in Strata Communities  With the price of fuel surging in Australia, due in large part to the military actions by Russia in Ukraine, […]

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Colin Grace and Jason Carlson of Grace Lawyers

March 21, 2022

CANNON + Co LAW JOINS GRACE LAWYERS

MAJOR BOOST TO STRATA LEGAL SERVICES IN QUEENSLAND AND NATIONALLY Grace Lawyers is delighted to announce that it has reached agreement to join forces with leading Gold Coast based strata […]

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Grace Lawyers

February 16, 2022

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