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Posted Jul 13, 2020 Security Of Payment Act: Court of Appeal Decision Settles Law Regarding Supporting Statements
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Casenote: TFM Epping Land Pty Ltd v Decon Australia Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 93[1] On 14 May 2020 the Court of Appeal delivered its decision in the matter of TFM Epping Land Pty Ltd v Decon Australia Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 93 in respect of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999…

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Posted Apr 15, 2020 The New COVID-19 Emergency Measures Legislation in NSW
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The Federal and State Governments around Australia are waging a war on two fronts, having passed legislation designed to protect both our population and economy. In line with heath advice the NSW Government has passed the COVID-19 LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (EMERGENCY MEASURES) ACT 2020 which commenced on 25 March 2020 According to the Second Reading Speech; the…

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Posted Dec 10, 2019 “Are we there yet?” Release of First Report of NSW Inquiry into Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building Disputes
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On 4 July 2019 a Parliamentary Inquiry was established by the NSW Government as part of the Government’s reform initiatives to report on the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes. On 13 November 2019 an Interim Report was issued by the Public Accountability Committee1 making 19 recommendations each of which are dealt…

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Posted Nov 26, 2019 “Delay Dismay” New Supreme Court Case on Construction Delays
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Case note: White Constructions Pty Ltd v PBS Holdings Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 1166 Delay and disruption in construction disputes often require detailed expert analysis to prove the effects on a project of a qualifying cause of delay. In preparing expert analysis, experts commonly use one of the methods set out in the Society of…

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Posted Nov 14, 2019 Regulation Overhaul for Certifiers
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As part of the overhaul of the building and construction industry, the NSW Government have released the draft Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2019¹ (draft Regulation). The draft Regulation is needed in order to bring the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (the Act) into force. The Act and draft Regulation are intended to simplify and strengthen the…

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