Who is responsible when external cladding fails in an apartment tower during a fire?

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In early 2019, in a judgment that ran to 647 paragraphs, County Court Judge Woodward, sitting as a Vice President at VCAT, had to deal with a claim following a fire at a residential tower in Melbourne that occurred due to faulty cladding (see: Owners Corporation No.1 of PS613436T v LU Simon Builders

The Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019 has been passed by the Victorian Parliament

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Further to my post about this issue on 16 April 2019 (see: https://melbournepropertylaw.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-sale-of-land-amendment-bill-has.html), the Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 was passed by the Victorian Parliament on 28 May 2019 and it received Royal Assent on 4 June 2019.
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The Sale of Land Amendment Bill has been reintroduced into the Victorian Parliament

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Further to my post about this issue on 30 January 2019 (see: https://melbournepropertylaw.blogspot.com/2019/01/what-amendments-are-proposed-to-sale-of.html), the Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 was reintroduced into the Victorian Parliament on 20 March 2019 and had it second reading in the  lower house (the Legislative Assembly) on 21 March 2019.

It is expected to be passed when the

What amendments are proposed to the Sale of Land Act 1962 relating to sunset clauses and sales off the plan?

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The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2018 was passed by the Victorian Legislative Assembly and introduced into the Victorian Legislative Council on 20 September 2018. However, with the Victorian state election in November 2018, the legislation lapsed. 

As the state government was re-elected (with an increased majority), I expect that the legislation will