Ross, Brian Douglas v Building Practitioners Board and Victorian Building Authority [2017] VSC 196

JUDICIAL REVIEW, STATUTES
Judgment type: 
Supreme Court of Victoria
Judge(s): 
Ginnane J
Parties: 

Ross, Brian Douglas v Building Practitioners Board and Victorian Building Authority

Judgment Date: 
13 April 2017
Catchwords: 

JUDICIAL REVIEW - Building Practitioners Board - Notices of inquiry into allegations against registered building practitioner - Amendments to principal Act - Abolition of Board - Transitional provisions - Whether inquiries commenced before commencement day of amending Act - Building Act 1993 s177, s178, s179, s179A, s180, s183 and s187; Building Legislation (Consumer Protection) Act 2016 s1, s2, s25, s59 and sch 8, cl 4.

STATUTES - Statutory interpretation - Amending Act - Transitional provisions - Whether inquiries commenced before commencement of new legislation - Legislative purpose - Whether interpretation would leave gap in regulation of builder's conduct - Building Act 1993 s177, s178, s179, s179A, s180, s183, s187; Building Legislation (Consumer Protection) Act 2016 s1, s2, s25, s59 and sch 8, cl 4.

Citation: 
[2017] VSC 196