The ABC brings word that Andrew Barr has cleaned up the dodgy builders of Canberra with a letter to the building industry associations telling them off for not making progress in reducing their profit margins.
Now Mr Barr has written to the major building industry bodies saying they have not made enough progress coming up with solutions.
“There are issues on both sides of this debate but I’m increasingly of the view that the more we’ve been exploring this and looking at the various carrot and stick measures that should be put in place, that we should be bringing the stick out a bit more,” he said.
Mr Barr says the Government is considering a number of changes including extending building warranties, introducing mandatory inspections and making builders fund repairs to their buildings.
“Where there are particular areas that are identified as poor workmanship, poor behaviour in the building and construction industry, people will be named and shamed,” he said.
Which is interesting when you look at what ACTPLA’s Neil Savery had to say during Friday’s appearance on Stateline (well worth watching the video if you missed it)