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In the wake of the Opal Tower debacle, in which design and construction failures contributed to faults in the 36-storey building, NSW Fair Trading Minister Matt Kean on Sunday released the government’s response to a national report into compliance and enforcement in the building industry. Mr Kean described the response as the “biggest shake-up in building and construction laws in our state's history.” “When you purchase a property in NSW, you have every right to expect that that property is safe, structurally sound, and free from major defects. And unfortunately that is not always the case,” he said.