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The ACT government's much-vaunted building regulatory taskforce has issued just one rectification notice to a Canberra construction firm since it began operating in July. But the larger audit team has cut down a backlog of construction complaints, and issued more stop work notices in its first four months, at 10, than the zero issued in the first six months of 2018. Owners Corporation Network president Gary Petherbridge said while he understood some things were happening, much of the government's reforms had had little effect. He said in the 10 years he had been advocating for improvements to building quality regulation, he had heard a lot of rhetoric from the government about changes, but seen little evidence quality had improved in that time.