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Title Type Date
Class action seeks $4.2b compensation over flammable cladding News 10 Apr 2018
How Canberra developer Ivan Bulum allegedly left apartment owners with a $20 million bill News 28 Feb 2018
Apartment owners face $60,000 cladding blow after court ruling protects builders News 20 Jan 2018
Ginger Jiang sues after being forced to jump from burning Bankstown apartment News 17 Dec 2017
Architects Scramble to Audit Their Projects as Insurers Query Cladding News 19 Sep 2017
Leaky Buildings and Toxic Mould News 05 Jun 2017
Unprecedented class action launched against Victoria's building regulator News 31 May 2017
Melbourne's high-rise nightmares taking a tall toll on residents and investors News 25 Sep 2016
Insurer rejects storm-damaged Lidcombe apartment building claim because of numerous defects News 09 Apr 2016
Court of Appeal Confirms an Owners Corporation Can Commence Urgent Legal Proceedings News 15 Jan 2015
Channel 7 News - Home Owners Hit Twice by Building Defects News 15 Nov 2014
$14.5m Stress of Building Defects Causes illness, Divorces & Bankruptcy News 18 Oct 2014
Government Urged to Act After Court Ruling Hits Apartment Owners News 10 Oct 2014
High Court Decision Bad News for Apartment Owners News 09 Oct 2014
Apartment Owners Left With No Protection News 09 Oct 2014
Insist on Full Defects Survey Pronto News 08 Oct 2014
Building Defect Repairs - Duties of Owners Corporations and Builders News 15 Aug 2014
Time Limits on Suing Buildings Lifted in Victoria News 13 Aug 2014
Good Developers Suffer When Defects Ignored News 04 Jul 2014
Building Defects - Consumers Lose More Protections Article 28 May 2014

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Jim, Wollstonecraft

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Ingrid, Neutral Bay

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Greg, Parramatta

"Nothing is easy in Strata World and we have been in building defects “mode” for some years – hopefully almost at an end but that process has been most demanding and difficult but again – greatly helped by the experience and wise counsel of other members of OCN."

Pat, St Leonards

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Jann and John, St Ives

"I belong to OCN because of its professionalism.  I have found the meetings I have been to extremely well presented, to the point, and of course very topical and informative. Speakers on the whole certainly know their topic.  My role of Secretary last year was certainly assisted with the coverage regarding TPG & other subjects. Member newsletters are also of benefit as the topics are specific to strata matters."

Graham, East Balmain

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Pauline, Kings Cross

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Jenny, Killara

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Kate, Coogee

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Peter, Chiswick

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Peter, Chiswick

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Lois, Wollongong

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Alan, Maryville

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Pamela, Point Lookout