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Opinion: Opal tower – a catalyst for change or merely a crack in the concrete?

January 14th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Home Building, Strata Defects|

Opinion by Hamish Geddes What happened (if you weren’t aware) For developer Australia Avenue (Ecove) and Icon Constructions (Icon), Christmas was certainly not a welcome end to what was one of the busiest years in the Australian construction industry. On 24 December 2018, what appeared to be a large crack in the internal plasterboard lining

When will you need to engage a quantity surveyor in your strata scheme?

January 14th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Home Building, Strata Defects|

Under the building bond and inspection scheme (the Scheme) developers need to lodge a building bond that is equal to 2% of the contract price for any residential development that is greater than 4 storeys high. The bond will need to be lodged with the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (the Secretary). For more

Casual conversion – what is it and are you prepared for the new changes?

December 20th, 2018|Categories: Commercial & Corporate Advisory|

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has inserted a modern conversion clause from 1 October 2018 to more than 85 modern awards. This follows the FWC’s landmark ruling in July 2017 to provide certain casual employees with the right to request a conversion from casual employment to permanent employment.[1] What does this mean? The inclusion of

Australia’s Modern Slavery laws – 5 Key Points

December 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (MSA) is now officially law in Australia. On 10 December 2018, the Modern Slavery Bill received royal assent after passing both houses in the Federal Parliament. This follows the Bill’s successful passage through the NSW Parliament in June earlier this year and the overwhelming support to create Australia’s first

Security of payment claims and statutory demands – What to look out for during the holidays

December 18th, 2018|Categories: Commercial & Corporate Advisory, Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Home Building, Security of Payment|

With the construction shutdown period around the corner, businesses must ensure they have proper procedures for the holidays. Claims made over the Christmas period require prompt response times and a failure to respond to claims under the security of payment legislation or the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) may have serious and detrimental effects on a

Responding to a payment claim or an adjudication application – jurisdictional differences

December 18th, 2018|Categories: Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Security of Payment|

All contractors doing construction work or providing goods or services as part of construction work are entitled to make a progress claim under the security of payment legislation. The security of payment legislation aims to give fair and timely remuneration for construction work, this means that it requires prompt response times. Generally, under the security

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