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Creditor defeats unfair preference claim by liquidator
It is a defence to an unfair preference claim to show no reasonable grounds to suspect insolvency of the debtor company.
Australia
11 Jul 2019
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Legal liability for combustible cladding: have you assessed your risk?
Stakeholders should consider any potential liability implications of combustible cladding in their buildings or projects.
Australia
6 Jul 2019
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Landholders beware – Qld Court of Appeal confirms the fate of clearing Category X vegetation in Queensland
Clearing Category X vegetation and other 'exempt clearing work' may now trigger the need for a development permit.
Australia
17 May 2019
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Subcontractors charges in Queensland – what has changed under the BIF Act?
The BIF Act consolidates the laws for security of payment in the Qld building and construction industry into one Act.
Australia
13 Mar 2019
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PCBU still liable after delegation of WHS obligations to principal contractor
This case provided a timely reminder about a PCBU's ongoing obligations when attempting to delegate WHS responsibilities.
Australia
25 Oct 2018
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Building fires trigger new mandatory cladding checklist for Queensland building owners
New laws will require Queensland building owners to complete a mandatory combustible cladding checklist.
Australia
14 Aug 2018
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Creditor defeats unfair preference claim by liquidator
It is prudent to be circumspect in your written communications because a liquidator may try to use them against you.
Australia
8 Jun 2018
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Case note – Fairmont Group Pty Ltd v Moreton Bay Regional [2018] QPEC 20: Vegetation clearing
This decision has significant impacts for all land use, including development, agribusiness and extractive industries.
Australia
5 May 2018
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Are you a developer? If so you may be entitled to deductions for site improvements off your statutory valuation
Deductions for site improvements apply for all land valued using the Site Value methodology.
Australia
21 Mar 2018
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High Court of Australia dismisses application by builder to appeal QBCC insurance payout
Builders should now ensure that they challenge any adverse QBCC decisions before the QBCC makes an insurance payout.
Australia
19 Jan 2018
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Builder dispute options limited following QBCC insurance payout
After the QBCC pays out under a homeowner's insurance policy, a builder has limited grounds to contest a QBCC recovery.
Australia
8 Sep 2017
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Building and construction industry employers: Are your EAs compliant with the Building Code 2016?
Employers who perform or tender for Commonwealth funded building work must ensure EA compliance with the 2016 Code.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
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BCIPA: High Court confirms that a valid construction contract payment claim requires a reference date
The decision provides certainty as to when payment claims are valid and effective in triggering the adjudication process.
Australia
17 May 2017
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Developers face new GST issues on property sales in the 2017 Budget
Purchasers of residential properties or land in new subdivisions will be required to collect and remit GST to the ATO.
Australia
15 May 2017
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Weathering the storm – important planning and building approval considerations when rebuilding after a storm event in Queensland
Before rebuilding, it is important that you understand the building and planning laws that may regulate your repairs.
Australia
11 Apr 2017
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Responding to an enforcement notice given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009
Failure to comply with an SPA enforcement notice in Queensland is an offence and can carry a hefty financial penalty.
Australia
1 Mar 2017
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Construction Agenda: Queensland proposals for project bank accounts
The Government is holding community and industry consultation and inviting feedback on a series of proposed reforms.
Australia
14 Feb 2017
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Yes, it's unlawful to require a union EBA for a construction project!
The case is a warning for construction companies of potential risks when subcontracting on unionised construction sites.
Australia
7 Nov 2016
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Reversal of the Byrne decision – what does it mean for your indemnity clause?
Recent legislative amendments mean that certain contractual indemnities appearing in services agreements may be void.
Australia
22 Sep 2016
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Where do we stand on security of payments reform in the building and construction industry?
The article summarises the most important proposals for reform and lets you know what to look for in the months ahead.
Australia
7 Sep 2016
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