A major construction industry lobby group has slammed a discussion paper outlining proposals to reform subcontractor payment rules in Queensland, chiding the paper for its apparent lack of practical analysis and suggesting that a number of proposals for reform should be rejected.

In its response to the Security of Payment discussion paper published by Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works last December, the Housing Industry Association says the paper has ‘serious shortcomings’ and contained proposals which would unduly lead to added complexity and cost from the point of view of builders….