Thousands of Australian buildings could be at risk of fire tragedy, inquiry told

By Gareth Hutchens

Non-compliant materials used include aluminium composite cladding of the style implicated in the Grenfell Tower fire

Two decades of deregulation have left Australia's building industry awash with non-compliant building materials, its construction practices poorly policed, and thousands of high-rise apartments and other buildings at risk from tragic fire, experts have warned.

A Senate inquiry into non-conforming building materials – which began in 2015 – has heard scathing assessments of the building industry's regulatory architecture, with calls for an aggressive overhaul.

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