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Developments in Australian Construction Law
Business
Tuesday February 14 2017

Developments in Australian Construction Law

Looking back at the year just completed, 2016 proved to be an interesting year in the space we may call the ‘construction industry law’ space. In...

Responding to Requests Under the Security of Payments Act
Business
Friday November 11 2016

Responding to Requests Under the Security of Payments Act

The Security of Payments Act was put in place primarily to ensure quicker payment for builders, but there are traps for the unwary in this area...

The WA Construction Contracts Act: An Act of Madness
Business
Tuesday October 25 2016

The WA Construction Contracts Act: An Act of Madness

The WA Construction Contracts Act is WA’s response to the ‘Security of Payment’ Act found in the other Australian states.

QLD Construction Payment Reform Needed, Subbies Say
Business
Thursday April 21 2016

QLD Construction Payment Reform Needed, Subbies Say

A key subcontractor representative in Queensland has hit out at claims that the case for reform of subcontractor payments in that state has not been made,...

Construction Group Blasts QLD Subcontractor Payment Proposals
Business
Wednesday April 20 2016

Construction Group Blasts QLD Subcontractor Payment Proposals

A major construction industry lobby group has slammed a discussion paper outlining proposals to reform subcontractor payment rules in Queensland, chiding the paper for its apparent...

Are Construction Trust Accounts the Way to Go?
Business
Monday March 7 2016

Are Construction Trust Accounts the Way to Go?

Rules requiring building contractors to hold progress payments in separate trust accounts until subcontractors are paid are necessary in order to protect trade contractors from financial...

Is NSW Security of Payments Act Delivering for Subcontractors?
Business
Thursday February 25 2016

Is NSW Security of Payments Act Delivering for Subcontractors?

For subcontractors within the construction sector in New South Wales, experiences such as that of Michael Ryan have become all too common in recent years.

Is Queensland’s Payment Law Failing Subcontractors?
Business
Wednesday October 21 2015

Is Queensland’s Payment Law Failing Subcontractors?

As the new state government in Queensland draws toward the end of its first year in office, controversy over changes to payment laws within the construction...

Qld Subbies Meet New Housing Minister over Missing $30m
Business
Tuesday March 10 2015

Qld Subbies Meet New Housing Minister over Missing $30m

Subcontractors in Queensland who were caught up in a collapse for which they were collectively owed around $30 million are set to meet the state’s new...