In the wake of the UK’s Grenfell fire scandal, there have been multiple calls for inquiries and audits of buildings across Australia that may contain flammable aluminium panelling.
However, an inquiry has been running since 23 June 2015. The outrage associated with Melbourne’s Lacrosse fire sparked the non-conforming building products inquiry. The inquiry’s terms of reference were altered on 13 October 2016. More outrage – asbestos. The Senate Economics Committee dealing with this appears to have cranked back into action in January 2017, some months after last year’s election.