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Posted May 30, 2018 New Light on Supporting Statements
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CASE NOTE: CENTRAL PROJECTS PTY LTD V DAVIDSON [2018] NSWSC 523 On 30 April 2018, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision in the case of Central Projects Pty Ltd v Davidson [2018] NSWSC 523. The case concerned an application made by Central Projects Pty Ltd (CP) seeking judgment against Mr […]

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Posted May 29, 2018 Error in Construction or a Wrong Understanding of Law?
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Cockram Construction Ltd v Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 107 In a judgment published on 21 May 2018, the Court of Appeal considered the application of section 22(3)(b) of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“the Act”), namely, the requirement that an Adjudicator’s determination must “include the reasons for […]

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Posted May 29, 2018 Insights on the Murray Review: Will We Be Freed From Time Bars?
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Each Australian State has laws to ensure subcontractors in the construction industry are paid in a timely way. Last year, the Australian Government commissioned John Murray AM to review those laws.  His final report was published this week.  He made 86 recommendations for harmonisation and improvement of security of payment laws. His central themes were […]

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Posted May 29, 2018 Security of Payment Review Report Released
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On 21 May 2018, the Federal Government released a final report of the review of the Security of Payment Laws by John Murray AM. As indicated in previous articles, the review was conducted by Mr Murray with the assistance of the Department of Jobs and Small Business. A total of 86 recommendations have been made […]

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Posted May 29, 2018 Insights on the Murray Review: Harmonised Security of Payment
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Legislative responsibility for security of payment in the construction industry rests with the states and territories. There are  eight disparate pieces of legislation in Australia which deal with security of payment.  As a prominent judge noted some years ago: “We now have a national scheme comprising 8 Acts. It is a scheme which has at […]

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