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David Glinatsis

Posted Jul 04, 2017 Personal liability for false and misleading statutory declarations
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In the recent decision 470 St Kilda Road Pty Ltd v Robinson [2017] FCA 597 the Federal Court held Chief Operating Officer of Reed Constructions Australia Pty Ltd (Reed) personally liable for approximately $1.5m for falsely declaring in a statutory declaration that all workers, subcontractors and suppliers had been paid. The case is a warning […]

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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 May 30, 2017 Sweeping new changes proposed to reform current government home warranty insurance monopoly scheme in NSW.
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HOME BUILDING AMENDMENT (COMPENSATION REFORM) BILL 2017 The Home Building Amendment (Compensation) Reform Bill 2017 was introduced in the Legislative Assembly by the Hon. Victor Dominello, the Minster for Finance, Services and Property, on 24 May 2017. The bill is part of  a wider overhaul and reform announced by the Government in November 2016. Why […]

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