Tag: Politics

The Neo200 building.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Dec 2019

Victoria’s building regulation to be reviewed

The Victorian government has appointed a six-person panel to review the state’s building regulation, in the face of high profile defects and use of non-compliant materials.

The Sydney Olympic Stadium by Populous and Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture will be refurbished.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Sep 2019

Design competition launched for the Sydney stadium that survived demolition

The $200,000-prize-pool competition calls for designs for the public precinct surrounding Sydney Olympic Park.

A protest held in support of Assange in Sydney in 2010.
The World | Josh Harris | 12 Apr 2019

Forensic Architecture expresses its ‘grave concern’ following Julian Assange arrest

Forensic Architecture has released a statement in support of arrested Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

FAU-USP features a vast atrium illuminated from above through a sublime textile of interlocking concrete elements.
The World | Marnie Morieson | 7 Jan 2019

Politics and brutalism in Brazil

Marnie Morieson visits some of São Paulo’s best-known examples of radical brutalism and ruminates on the role architecture can play in fostering a fairer, more equal society.

Grenfell Tower
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Aug 2018

Institute demands nationwide action on building standards

A year on from the Grenfell Tower fire, the Australian Institute of Architects has called for national action on building standards, ahead of an intergovernmental summit.

Sydney Football Stadium by Cox Architecture, slated for demolition.
News | Linda Cheng | 29 Mar 2018

Sydney Olympic Stadium saved from demolition, Cox’s Sydney Football Stadium still faces wrecking ball

The NSW government has backflipped on its decision to demolish and rebuild two sports stadiums in Sydney.

News | Linda Cheng | 19 Dec 2017

Federal cabinet reshuffle: New minister for cities appointed

In the ministerial reshuffle announced on 19 December, Paul Fletcher will expand his current portfolio to become Minister for Urban Infrastructure for Cities.

Proposed Ormond Place development designed by Clarke Hopkins Clarke.
News | Linda Cheng | 29 Nov 2017

‘Dangerously political’: Victorian parliament shuts down approved development

In a rare move, the Victorian parliament has revoked planning approval for a 13-storey development in Melbourne’s south east.

Sydney Football Stadium by Cox Architecture, slated for demolition.
News | Linda Cheng | 29 Nov 2017

‘Like losing a major landmark’: Two Sydney stadiums to be demolished

The NSW government’s decision to demolish and rebuilt sports stadiums in Sydney has been met with a vexed response.

Grenfell Tower
News | Linda Cheng and Patrick Hunn | 4 Jul 2017

States to audit non-compliant cladding materials

Victoria has joined a number of other Australian states in announcing a new taskforce that will audit the use of non-compliant cladding.

The Constance Street Affordable Housing scheme in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley by Cox Rayner Architects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 15 Jun 2017

$1.8b investment in 5,000 social and affordable homes in Queensland budget

The Queensland government has announced a 10-year plan to deliver an affordable housing program that “hasn’t been done at scale in this country in decades.”

Candidates who stood for election representing Clover Moore's 2016 Independent Team: Catherine Lezer (unelected), Kerryn Phelps, Philip Thalis, Clover Moore, Jess Scully, Jess Miller and Robert Kok.
News | Louisa Wright | 28 Sep 2016

Philip Thalis elected to City of Sydney council

Architect Philip Thalis has been elected to the City of Sydney council as a member of Clover Moore’s Independent Team, following the New South Wales council elections on 10 September.

Clover Moore's 2016 Independent Team: Catherine Lezer, Kerryn Phelps, Philip Thalis, Clover Moore, Jess Scully, Jess Miller and Robert Kok.
News | Louisa Wright | 18 Jul 2016

Philip Thalis to run in City of Sydney election

Architect Philip Thalis, of Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, will run as a candidate for Clover Moore’s Independent Team in the City of Sydney election.

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