Combustible: The dangerous legacy of failed regulation in the building industry

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Across Australia, governments, councils and the building industry are grappling with a problem so large, it almost defies belief.

 

"It's unquantifiable..." Senior Fire Officer

 

Residential buildings, hospitals, shopping centres and commercial buildings, have been built with flammable aluminium cladding, posing a potentially serious fire risk.

It took the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire in London, which claimed at least 80 lives, to set off alarm bells here, but as Four Corners reveals, the danger posed by this cladding should not have come as a surprise.

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