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Vic Discussion Evening

  • 22 Jun 2016
  • 18:30
  • RACV Club Level 2, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne


  • Price includes 10% GST

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The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2016 – Practitioner Discipline and Show Cause Notices

On 19 April 2016, the Royal Assent was given to the Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015. This new Act will become operative by no later than 1 July 2017 and will have substantial changes to domestic building disputes and the protection of consumers of building works throughout Victoria. One major change will be the Victorian Building Authority’s power with relation to registered building practitioner disciplinary action, in particular, the ability of the VBA to issue show cause notices.

The Building Dispute Practitioners Society is extremely fortunate to have Ms Marlo Baragwanath and Ms Kate Despot of the VBA attend to address the Society on the reforms in general and the increased powers of the VBA under the new Act with regards to practitioner discipline.  

Ms Marlo Baragwanath is a Director of the VBA, working in the Office of the CEO.  She is responsible for governance, communications and legal services within the VBA. Ms Baragwanath has worked as a lawyer for nearly 20 years with the last 14 years spent in various roles in the public service. Ms Kate Despot, also a lawyer, is the Director of Compliance & Performance at the VBA, with responsibility for audit, practitioner discipline and investigations. Both Ms Baragwanath and Ms Despot are extremely well placed to address the Society on the legislative reforms.

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