Queensland Wants Subbies to Dob in Fraudulent Builders
The Queensland Government is seeking submissions on allegations of fraudulent behaviour which relates to non-payment of sub-contractors in the state’s building and construction industry.
New Laws to Impact on Parties’ Right to Terminate
The construction industry will soon have tighter regulations placed on the ability of parties to enforce the right of termination based on insolvency events.
Subcontractors Want Action on $90 Million Loss
Subcontractors have called for action amid growing evidence of questionable conduct over a corporate collapse which saw 1,600 small businesses lose $90 million and 140 workers...
Is This the End of Dodgy Directors?
A little while back, we were running a claim for a consultant who had done work for some developers who had set up here. We did...
Four in Ten Construction Invoices Paid Late
Four in 10 invoices throughout the building and construction sector in Australia are paid late, a new survey suggests.
New Laws to Target ‘Phoenixing’ by Dodgy Company Directors
Directors of companies in Australia will be issued with unique identification numbers as part of measures the Federal Government says will help crack down on illegal...
What Subcontractors and Suppliers Need to Know About Head Contractor Insolvencies
When Ewan McArthur won a job worth more than $100,000 on a state government project for demolition and asbestos removal work as part of an upgrade...
Insolvency in the Australian Construction Industry
The construction industry is a large and dynamic field, accounting for 5.7 per cent of Australia’s GDP, according to the HIA Window into Housing. The industry,...
Subbies to Lose $170 Million on Engineering Firm Collapse
Subcontractors and suppliers will not be paid any of the $170 million they are owed as a result of a major engineering firm collapse, the firm’s...
WA Govt Axes Deal with Wave Power Company
The West Australian government has decided to stop subsidising a company that planned a wave power project in the state's south but ran out of cash.
Amazon, Airbnb Drive Retail Insolvencies
Competition from online giants such as Amazon and Airbnb is behind an increase in the number of Australian retailers going bust in recent years, according to...