The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences
The Security of Payment Act is meant to be critical for builders to get paid for construction works that they do.
Government Baulks at Subcontractor Protection on Commonwealth Projects
The Australian government has baulked at recommendations to afford greater protections to subcontractors and suppliers on Commonwealth government projects.
Project Bank Accounts – No Panacea to Payment Issues
Governments around the country are embracing project bank accounts as an act of faith rather than a result of considered analysis.
Queensland Gets a New Building Plan
Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.
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.
Queensland Introduces Building Industry ‘Fairness’ for Subcontractors
Queensland has ushered in a new era of ‘fairness’ in the building sector as the government in that state introduces legislation designed to improve protection for...
The Sleepwalking States: Why is Security of Payment Going Ignored?
What is happening in Tasmania, South Australia, and the ACT?
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...
SA Government Moves to Stop Subcontractor Bullying
Principals or head contractors in South Australia who attempts to threaten or intimidate subcontractors who are seeking payment for work could be jailed under proposed new...