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South Australia introduces Regulations giving effect to the National Code for commercial leases

Serve your adjudication application ASAP, or rocky times ahead

A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal, Niclin Constructions Pty Ltd v SHA Premier Constructions Pty Ltd & Anor [2019] QCA 177, emphasises the importance of...

26 September 2019

Delay and Disruption Protocol Revisited

A recent NSWSC decision in White Constructions Pty Ltd v PBS Holdings Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 1166 has revisited the practical application of the “common sense” causation test...

23 September 2019

Procedural fairness in adjudication?

Recent decisions in Queensland and New South Wales in relation to security of payment determinations serve as a reminder that the tight time limits imposed on adjudicators may...

16 September 2019

Binding joint venture agreement or an agreement to agree?

The recent decision in Bacchus Resources Pty Ltd v Talisman Mining Limited [2019] NSWSC 1044 revisited the question of whether an agreement to negotiate in good faith so...

04 September 2019

Department of Commerce seeks input on $60m Regional Connectivity Program

The Department of Communications and the Arts has issued its Regional Connectivity Program Discussion Paper seeking input on the delivery of up to $60m funding for projects that...

27 August 2019

Electing to terminate – how long is a “reasonable time”

The recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Donau Pty Ltd v ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 185 sheds light on how long a...

20 August 2019

Cladding Reforms In Queensland - Where To Next?

This article was written by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott.The Minister for Housing and Public Works has recently announced that the Queensland Government intends to implement a combustible...

06 August 2019

Is your payment claim invalid? The requirement to identify "construction work"

This article was written by Scott Watson and Aisling Scott.For a payment claim to be valid under the Queensland security of payment regime, it must identify the construction work...

31 July 2019

Amendments to NSW Security Of Payment Laws

This article was written by Steve Swan, Larissa Buriak and Lucinda EversonOn 28 November 2018, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 (NSW) (the...

01 May 2019

Changes to security of payment regime under the BIF Act

Changes to the Queensland security of payment regime introduced by the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 will commence on 17 December 2018.

22 November 2018

Combustible cladding compliance - new obligations in Queensland

The Cladding Regulation will impose obligations on nearly all commercial building owners in Queensland.

27 September 2018

Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

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