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“Good Faith” Pay Increases Are a Breach of the Building Code
Business
Thursday July 21 2016

“Good Faith” Pay Increases Are a Breach of the Building Code

FWBC is aware that some contractors may be considering “good faith” pay rises outside the scope of their enterprise agreements.

Are Cost-Plus Contracts ever a Good Idea?
Business
Tuesday March 22 2016

Are Cost-Plus Contracts ever a Good Idea?

Recently, I was in a matter before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) regarding a million dollar cost-plus contractual dispute.

The Legalities of Interpreting Contracts
Business
Tuesday March 8 2016

The Legalities of Interpreting Contracts

Construction contracts are often difficult to interpret because of the influence of the surrounding facts and circumstances.

Section 173 a Potential Threat to Property Development
Business
Monday September 7 2015

Section 173 a Potential Threat to Property Development

Property investors in Australia can be subject to vexing restrictions on future land development that could severely impact the potential of their latest acquisitions.

Why Tiny Details Can Lose You Big Money in Construction
Business
Monday August 31 2015

Why Tiny Details Can Lose You Big Money in Construction

If there’s one industry where small things can lose you big bucks, it’s construction.

Australian Standard Contracts not Enshrined in Law
Business
Thursday January 29 2015

Australian Standard Contracts not Enshrined in Law

The new year seems to have taken off at a reasonable pace in the construction and engineering sectors, despite a definite shrinking of project availability.

EUAs Helping to Make Melbourne More Sustainable
Strata
Tuesday September 17 2013

EUAs Helping to Make Melbourne More Sustainable

Only two per cent of Australia’s buildings are considered ‘new’ each year, while the remaining 98 per cent represents one of the key challenges in achieving...