Adjudication processes for construction payment disputes in South Australia would be radically altered under a private member's bill which is supported by building industry lobby groups but heavily criticised by subcontractor representatives and debt collection experts.

Introduced into parliament recently by South Australian lower house Liberal MP Stephan Knoll, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Authorised Nominating Authorities) Amendment Bill 2016 would see the abolition of authorised nominating authorities (ANAs) and the responsibility for appointing adjudicators to hear construction payment disputes transferred to the…