Laws which are designed to ensure that building contractors and subcontractors throughout Australia are paid amounts owed to them are under scrutiny as the federal government has announced a review looking at how the laws can be made to operate more effectively.

In a recent announcement, Minister for Employment Michaela Cash said the government has appointed John Murray AM to conduct a review of security of payment laws throughout the country. The review will look at how various states and territories around the country are approaching security of payment legislation and identify…