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Smoke Alarm Upgrades – Legislation from 1 January 2022

On 1 January 2017 new smoke alarm legislation was introduced in Queensland. The legislation is being rolled out in a staged approach over 10 years, with all dwellings to be compliant by 1 January 2027. The new legislation specifies the type, positioning and interconnectedness of smoke alarms, which are critical factors for an early warning…

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UPDATE: Queensland wide restrictions eased – Face masks remain

From 6am Friday 23 July, several restrictions will be eased across South East Queensland in line with the rest of the state. These include density caps, capacity limits and fewer COVID-safe plans. Masks:  SEQ residents in impacted areas, will continue to wear masks in all settings outside of their homes for another 7 days until…

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New Ideas For Strata Disputes

It’s inevitable that there’ll be strata disputes [or strata differences as I called them in my article ‘Better Ways to Approach Strata Differences’] and they’re not going away in hurry; even with new mindsets and better education. In almost all strata disputes the stakeholders adopt the mechanisms set out in the applicable strata laws and…

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Meetings and Statutory Compliance Dispute Decision

An adjudicator has dismissed an application seeking to prevent, and invalidate, an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) from proceeding based on a number of technical statutory compliance issues. The applicant argued that he had “suffered prejudice and unfairness”, due to a number of concerns including: not being provided with written notice of meetings and VOCs; holding…

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