Monthly Archives: June 2018

This month the NSW Government issued its ten point commitment to the construction sector: http://www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/media/1649/10-point-commitment-to-the-construction-industry-final-002.pdf The plan has been developed by the Government’s Construction Leadership Group and has been endorsed by key agencies such as Transport for NSW, RMS and Infrastructure NSW. An implementation plan will now be developed to turn the 10 commitments into a […]

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The recent Supreme Court of Victoria decision of His Honour Justice Riordan in Brighton Australia Pty Ltd v Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 246 (Brighton v Multiplex) has cast doubt on the enforceability of contractual provisions imposing a time limit on statutory claims under section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Background The case concerned […]

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The Queensland Government announced today a change to the roll out of the security of payment elements of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIF Act). On 1 March 2018, the Queensland Government announced that BIF Act provisions relating to significant changes to the security of payment regime (including payment claims, […]

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On 1 March 2018, the Queensland Government announced that certain provisions of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIF Act) will roll out on 1 July 2018.  These provisions relate to some fundamental and radical changes to the previous legislation, that being the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) […]

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The recent Supreme Court of NSW decision of His Honour Justice Ball in Central Projects Pty Ltd v Davidson [2018] NSWSC 523 has created some uncertainty regarding the impact a non-compliant Supporting Statement has on the validity of payment claims served under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payments) Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act). […]

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