QBE Group

Building body, insurers compare notes

Building Commission head Peter Gow has called for more checks and balances in Western Australia’s housing construction sector to ensure there is no repeat of the collapse of Capital Works Constructions.

Government exposed by bust builders

Western Australia’s housing indemnity insurance scheme has been exposed by the collapse of two Perth-based builders, with the state government facing a $12 million cost and a rise in building insurance premiums expected as a result.

Builders say ERA missed point on insurance reform

The Master Builders Association says proposed changes to the state’s home warranty insurance scheme do not address the industry’s fundamental concerns and have the potential to lead to higher costs fo

Insurance cost hike to hit new home buyers

Western Australia’s peak building industry group has called for urgent reform after the state’s largest home indemnity insurer, QBE, announced a 40 per cent premium price hike.