The media has been repeatedly reporting deficient building practices and non-compliant building materials in the past few years, both here and abroad. The Lacrosse Dockland’s exterior cladding catching fire from a discarded cigarette on a balcony in Melbourne in 2014, a similar fire to the Grenfell Tower in London in 2017, and (in more recent headlines) the evacuation of Opal & Mascot residential buildings after suffering major cracking, are some of these examples.

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