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Posted Sep 29, 2017 Release of interim Senate Report into non conforming cladding
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On 6 September 2017 the Senate Economics References Committee released its long awaited interim report following an extended inquiry on Non Conforming Building Products -aluminium composite cladding. The inquiry was initially established in June 2015 as a review of the impact of non conforming building products on the Australian building and construction industry. As part […]

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Posted Sep 29, 2017 Prevention, Good Faith and an Extension of Time
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Case Note Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v DDI Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 151 In the June 2017 decision of Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v DDI Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 15, the Court of Appeal dealt with a challenge to a determination by an Adjudicator who had rejected a claim for liquidated […]

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Posted Aug 31, 2017 Non compliant supporting statement means payment claim is invalid
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Case note: Mt Lewis Estate Pty Ltd v Metricon Homes Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1121 In the recent decision of Mt Lewis Estate Pty Ltd v Metricon Homes Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1121 delivered on 24 August 2017; the Supreme Court held that a payment claim was invalid because the accompanying supporting statement did not […]

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Posted Aug 31, 2017 Can the re-agitation of payment claims ever be OK?
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Case note: Arconic Australia Rolled Products Pty Limited v McMahon Services Australia Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1114 Date of decision: 17 August 2017 There have been a number of cases which have made it clear that the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) was not intended to provide another chance for […]

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Posted Aug 31, 2017 Date of Practical Completion: Update from the NSW Court of Appeal
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Case Note: Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd v Fairfield City Council [2017] NSWCA 113 In April, we wrote about the NSW Supreme Court’s decision regarding the date of practical completion in the matter of Fairfield City Council v Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 166.  You can read the full case note here: http://kreisson.com.au/practical-completion-reached/ In that […]

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