Grenfell Fire Causes Australian Politicians to Bury their Heads in the Sand
Two weeks on from the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London, and nearly 3 years since the Lacrosse apartment building fire in Melbourne, Australian governments have still not taken effective action to protect the public. For years prior to, and ever since the Lacrosse tower fire, BPIC and the building industry has been voicing serious concerns about non-conforming building materials and building non-compliance generally. Politicians cannot use the excuse that they don't know about the problems or what is required to sort them out. The time for action is now and BPIC calls on the federal government to take the lead from their UK counterparts. They should be working with their State and Territory counterparts to do everything in their considerable power, to stamp out this endemic problem of product and building non-compliance once and for all.