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Australia: Fire safety problems in new student accommodation

By Mark Church, December 14, 2012

Scores of new student apartments are not fire proof because of an unclear definition in Australian building codes.

Australia: Safety experts discuss Bankstown apartment fire

By our reporters, November 27, 2012

Experts voice concerns about fire safety in multi-storey apartments and inadequate building codes.

Residents voice concerns about fire safety at Bankstown apartment

By Richard Phillips, November 17, 2012

False alarms and other fire safety issues continue to plague Euro Terraces residents in south-west Sydney.

Australia’s worsening housing affordability crisis

By Mark Church, November 10, 2012

Over the past two decades, the cost of buying a home has almost trebled, compared to average incomes.

Fire safety problems in Australia’s tallest apartment block

By Richard Phillips, November 1, 2012

A flawed fire escape in the Q1 tower highlights the result of the de-regulation of the building industry.

No decision on coronial inquiry into Bankstown fire for months

By Richard Phillips, October 27, 2012

The response by all levels of government to the plight of Euro Terraces fire victims has been one of callous indifference.

“The local council and governments have a lot to answer for with this fire.”

By our reporters, October 22, 2012

Residents discuss need for independent investigation into the fatal fire at the Euro Terraces complex in Bankstown.

Building workers raise questions about Bankstown fire

By our reporters, October 20, 2012

The WSWS spoke to construction workers about poor building standards, the de-regulation of building codes and the housing affordability crisis.

Commentary from a building designer

Building regulations and the Bankstown fire

By Paul Bartizan, October 18, 2012

The Hawke and Keating governments introduced the Building Code of Australia as part of the Labor Party’s program of “economic reform” and de-regulation.

Residents condemn Bankstown council and Labor Party

By our reporters, October 17, 2012

Bankstown residents spoke to the WSWS about the responsibility of the federal, state and local governments for the conditions that led to the September 6 fire.

Residents speak to WSWS about the Euro Terraces fire

By our reporters, October 16, 2012

Participants spoke about their reaction to the SEP meeting and why they supported the resolution calling for a committee to organise an independent investigation.

SEP meeting resolution on the Bankstown fire

October 16, 2012

The resolution was adopted unanimously at the SEP’s public meeting on the Bankstown fire.