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Construction Law – Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017

BUILDING INDUSTRY FAIRNESS (SECURITY OF PAYMENT) ACT 2017 More changes to affect the industry A series of reforms to improve security of payment for subcontractors have been incrementally introduced from 1 March 2018 under the [...]

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QBCC Act – Keep safety in mind, it will save your behind

KEEP SAFETY IN MIND, IT WILL SAVE YOUR BEHIND On 27 February 2015, 20-year-old Jason Garrels was fatally electrocuted at a construction worksite in Clermont, Queensland, when he physically held a construction sub-board which was [...]

Construction Contracts – Stay of Contract Termination Rights on Insolvency – Constructive

Stay of Contract Termination Rights on Insolvency It has long been common practice to include in construction contracts (and indeed in many other types of contract) a clause which allows one party to terminate the [...]

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Is the Subcontractor’s ATM Back? – Constructive

Is the Subcontractor’s ATM Back? Critics of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) often referred to the original version of the BCIPA as the subcontractor’s ATM. That criticism stemmed mostly from the [...]

How Does the Building Industry Fairness Bill Affect Construction? – Constructive

Active Law’s Newsletter on the Laws affecting the Construction Industry in Queensland Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 Series Issue One On 22 August 2017, the Minister for Housing and Public Works, the [...]

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How the BIFB affects Builders and Subcontractors – Constructive

Active Law’s Newsletter on the Law affecting the Construction Industry in Queensland Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 Series QBCC Bringing back the Biff On 22 August 2017, the Minister for Housing and [...]

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Excluded Under the QBCC Act? – Constructive

Are you currently an Excluded Individual under the QBCC Act? If so, you need to read this!! How can the 2014 and 2015 amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (the Act) [...]

Subcontractors, Administer Your Contract – Constructive

ADMINISTER YOUR CONTRACT This is a shout out to the subcontractors who are contracting to undertake work to a head contractor or smaller to mid-tier builders  contracting to the principal. As the title suggests, the purpose [...]

Is Security of Payment on the Nose?  – Constructive

Is Security of Payment on the Nose?  Loosely described as ‘security of payment’ legislation, these laws exist now in every State and Territory in Australia, although they have evolved to differ markedly from one jurisdiction [...]

Unfair Contract Laws – Constructive

Do you really want to get out of that Contract? Well perhaps now you can...Unfair Contract Laws will now apply to certain contracts entered into after 12 November 2016. If the Court finds a particular [...]

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Welcome to Constructive – Constructive

Welcome to Constructive Welcome to CONSTRUCTIVE, the newsletter from Active Law’s construction law team.  Watch this space for constructive, relevant articles to keep you informed on issues that are important to you and your dealings [...]