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In the courts

June 17, 2019

Invalidity of state solar farms code: The Queensland supreme court recently found a provision of the Queensland state safety code for solar farms, which required licensed electricians to mount solar panels, invalid.

Read the full case: Maryrorough Solar Pty Ltd v The State of Queensland [2019] QSC 135

Scope of works: This case looked at a party challenging the scope of works approved under the QBCC insurance scheme.

Read the case: Col Jenkins & Associates v Queensland Building and Construction Commission [2019] QCAT 117

Certifier conduct: This case looked at alleged misconduct by a certifier regarding obligations of certifiers under the Building Act 1975. The QBCC did not take disciplinary action against the certifier and the consumer challenged this in QCAT.

Read the case: Lam v Queensland Building and Construction Commission [2018] QCAT 437 (17 December 2018)

QBCC Insurance decision: In this case the home owner challenged the QBCC decision to deny an insurance claim. The homeowner won.

Read the case: Riley v Queensland Building and Construction Commission [2019] QCAT 121 (1 May 2019)