BMF Expert Assessment

On 30 June 2017, the BMF agreed to commission an expert to examine the broader compliance and enforcement problems within the building and construction systems (for example: education, licensing, design, quality assurance, competencies of practitioners, importation) affecting the implementation of the NCC. Professor Peter Shergold AC and Ms Bronwyn Weir have been appointed as the independent experts (Independent Experts) to conduct this assessment.

View the Terms of Reference for the assessment below:

We invited interested parties to provide a brief written submission to the Assessment to by 15 December 2017. This submission process is now closed.

Submissions will be treated in accordance with the Department’s privacy policy and the personal and confidential information requirements detailed below.

Personal Information

In accordance with the Department’s privacy policy, submissions may be made anonymously or through the use of a pseudonym. All personal information that is included in submissions, including your name, email address and position within any organisation you represent, may be published on the Department’s website. The personal information collected as part of the submission process will be forwarded to the Independent Experts and to persons within the Department for the purpose of the Assessment.

The information may also be disclosed to and used by Commonwealth, State or Territory Ministers and their staff, Commonwealth government agencies, State and Territory government agencies and the Australian Building Codes Board for the purpose of briefing on the results of the Assessment and/or about specific issues on which you have commented.

Confidential Information

Submissions may be published on the Department’s website, unless the submission is marked as confidential. If only part of the submission is confidential, you must clearly identify the confidential text. The parts of the submission which are not identified as confidential may be published by the Department. If only part of your submission is confidential you may also provide the Department with a non-confidential version of the submission which can be published on the Department’s website.

Any information provided by you as part of the submission process which is both confidential and marked as confidential by you will not be disclosed outside the Department, except where authorised or required by or under law or for the purpose of briefing Commonwealth, State or Territory Ministers and their staff, Commonwealth government agencies, State and Territory government agencies and the Australian Building Codes Board on the results of the Assessment and/or about specific issues on which you have commented.

Submissions, comments, opinions and responses will not be published if the Department considers that the submissions may contain potentially defamatory statements or other offensive comments.

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