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Payment Times Reporting Scheme: what the construction industry needs to know

The Australian Government has introduced the Payment Times Reporting Scheme (Scheme) under the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020. The Scheme commenced…

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On a Proper Construction Issue 11 – “You can’t touch this” – Retention money under the new WA Security of Payment Bill

Introduction As noted in our previous article about the new Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA) (Bill), Part 4 of…

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Owner occupier construction contract exemption to be removed from Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Regulation 2020 (NSW)

Amendment to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Regulation 2020 (NSW) From 1 March 2021, Schedule 2 of…

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On a Proper Construction – Issue 10: Time bar disputes are back under the new WA SOP Bill

The contractual notice-based time bar has been making cannon fodder out of contractor claims for payment and extensions of time…

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How to prepare for the upcoming security of payment season in Victoria

As the year 2020 (thankfully) comes to a close, the construction industry is entering its annual security of payment season….

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Brisbane City Council offering 50% off infrastructure charges for green building design

The Brisbane City Council has released a new Green Buildings Incentive Policy to encourage the development of greener and more energy efficient…

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