On December 15, some important changes came into effect in relation to the Western Australia Construction Contracts Act. These changes make it easier to take payment disputes to adjudication, and to enforce judgments for unpaid decisions.

And aren’t there a lot of people complaining about that? “It will increase disputes within the industry!” they cry. “It will make claims confusing!” and “It will add costs across the construction sector!” What a load of bollocks. The main changes are: The time available to take a matter to…