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Posted Jul 04, 2017 Home Building Compensation Reform is Coming
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What has happened? The Home Building Amendment (Compensation Reform) Bill 2017 was given assent on 27 June 2017 to become Act No. 28 of 2017. The Act will commence on a date to be proclaimed by Parliament. Once commenced, the Act will amend various sections of the Home Building Act 1989, specifically in relation to […]

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Posted Jul 04, 2017 High Court to consider further security of payment issues

The High Court has recently granted permission (Special Leave) for the appeal of two decisions relating to whether a determination under the NSW and South Australia and Security of Payment legislation could be judicially reviewed for a non jurisdictional error of law. Both decisions dealt with the question as to whether a determination of adjudicator […]

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Posted Jul 04, 2017 Defects Bond to commence on 1 January 2018

The long awaited commencement of the new Strata Building Bond  Scheme which was to start on 1 July 2017 will now commence on 1 January 2018. The Scheme will only apply to contracts signed (or where there is no contract and building work commences) from 1 January 2018. According to NSW Fair Trading the commencement […]

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Posted Jul 04, 2017 Development of AS 11000 has been cancelled

On 4 April 2017 Standards Australia announced that the development of the draft AS 11000 General Conditions of Contract has been cancelled due to a lack of stakeholder support In September 2013, Standards Australia commenced a review of AS 2124-1992, AS 4000 – 1997 and the suite of Australian Standards relating to the general conditions. […]

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Posted Jun 28, 2017 Overcoming fear and finding a buddy to play with in the PEXA playground
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It is so easy….so why isn’t everyone doing it? Have you ever bought something online or in a shop using EFTPOS? Or do you line up at the bank to withdraw cash? The electronic economy has been simplifying how we all get paid and how we spend our earnings for decades. Now it is simplifying […]

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