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Don’t get ripped off by Phoenix Companies!

Don’t get ripped off by Phoenix Companies! There has been a recent crackdown on the construction industry relating to ‘phoenix companies’. A phoenix company relates to companies who suddenly shutdown their company with the intent to evade outstanding debts and then start trading again under a new company. The new company is often operated under the same director/owner, carrying out [...]

September 25th, 2014|Articles, Uncategorized|

UPDATE! Security Payments Amendment 2014 in QLD

On 11 September 2014, the Building and Construction Industry Payments Amendment Bill 2014 was passed by Parliament in Queensland. These amendments will affect the provisions in the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld). Note however these amendments only come into effect and become law on a date to be fixed by proclamation which has not yet occurred. The [...]

September 24th, 2014|Articles, Uncategorized|

Amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)

Amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 – CTI Lawyers On 5 June 2014, the Home Building Amendment Act 2014 (NSW) was passed by NSW Parliament and will formally commence on a date to be proclaimed. The changes will affect all construction industry participants including NECA members carrying out works in NSW. […]

August 19th, 2014|Articles, Uncategorized|

changes to the Queensland Construction Commission

Important changes to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 On 1 December 2013, the Queensland State Government introduced fundamental changes to the regulations of the construction industry in Queensland. These changes are centralised around the regulatory body and law governing the construction industry, and a new exception regarding the requirement to have a license when carrying out building [...]

Security of Payment Amendment affects Contracts after April 2014

CTI LAWYERS UPDATE – THE SECURITY OF PAYMENT AMENDMENT ACT COMMENCED ON 21 APRIL 2014 AND AFFECTS ALL CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO AFTER 21 APRIL 2014 The amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2013 (“the Act”) commenced on 21 April 2014 and will apply to all contracts entered into from 21 April 2014. […]

April 30th, 2014|Articles, Uncategorized|

Proposed Changes to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (QLD)

Proposed Changes to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (QLD) The Queensland Government have announced a number of proposed changes to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004. The main changes are focused on the adjudication process, timeframes in which progress claims can be made and opportunities for respondents to provide reasons for withholding payment.  These changes [...]

April 23rd, 2014|Articles, Uncategorized|

ALERT – The Security of Payment Amendment Act will commence on 21 April 2014

ALERT – THE SECURITY OF PAYMENT AMENDMENT ACT WILL COMMENCE ON 21 APRIL 2014 AND AFFECT ALL CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO AFTER 21 APRIL 2014 – CTI LAWYERS The NSW government has recently announced that the amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2013 (“the Amendment Act”) will commence on 21 April 2014 and will apply [...]

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CONTRACTORS CAN NOW SERVE PAYMENT CLAIMS FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK ON MINING LEASES
The Queensland Court of Appeal has recently confirmed in J & D Rigging Pty Ltd v Agripower Australia Ltd & Ors [2013] QCA 406, that construction work on land subject to a mining lease will be captured by the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (‘BCIPA’). Read More