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Previous research finds that…

  • In 2010, over 10% of Australians living in privately owned dwellings had some experience in dealing with noisy neighbours (ABS, 2012).
  • 7000 of 20,000 calls for advice to the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria related to fences.
  • Common causes of conflict over noise include problems with barking dogs, musical instruments, parties, construction, alarms, garden machinery and power tools (The City of Sydney, 2013).

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