Four thousand kilometres of faulty Infinity cables in homes across Australia could become the next "cladding crisis" in the next two years if they are not remediated, industry groups warned as they push for a national building products certification system.
Concerns about the cables add to the wider pool of building defects widely expected to hit Australia's high-rise apartment sector.
In 2015, a group of 13 industry groups, including Master Builders Queensland, raised concerns about the cable and the need for a national product register that
accurately certified safe products to Karen Andrews, then the parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science, and now the federal industry minister.
The group said Ms Andrews, while open to the concerns, had not yet done anything to support a system of third-party product certification schemes.