Some Chinese manufacturers have forged compliance certificates.
Some Chinese manufacturers have forged compliance certificates.

Chinese supplied cladding comes with fake certificates

CHEATING Chinese building suppliers are forging safety certificates to get shonky products into apartment towers, a Senate inquiry has been warned.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission boss Rod Sims is demanding new laws to protect homeowners, including independent checks on buildings and materials.

Mr Sims said it was not a crime to sell dangerous goods in Australia - and declared it was only "common sense'' to change the law.

"What about a law to say it's illegal to sell unsafe goods - isn't that a good idea?'' he said.

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Contractors vying for council work must pass 'safety gate'

Contractors vying for council work must pass 'safety gate'

Council adopts revised procurement policy.

One block split into two despite neighbourhood petition

One block split into two despite neighbourhood petition

Proposal to reconfigure block at Margaret St approved.

1260 Pacific Eden passengers arrive in Gladstone today

1260 Pacific Eden passengers arrive in Gladstone today

Gladstone welcomes its second cruise ship of the year.

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