The former adjudication registrar is again pursuing his old, tired agenda. He remains the sole voice supporting the indefensible proposition that the Building Industry Act (BIF) has been an effective tool assisting industry participants avoid insolvency when the Queensland number of adjudication determinations has dropped alarmingly....

Building industry participants have no insurance against losing their assets under an ineffective and dying Building Industry Fairness (BIF) Act (previously known as BCIPA). And while Queensland industry unfortunates face insolvency, there remains one person defending the indefensible proposition that the BIF Act is an effective tool...

The purpose of this article is to summarise the main changes introduced by Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 (‘the 2018 Amendment Act’ or ‘2018 amendments’) that alter the existing adjudication procedures. An adjudicator’s view of some of the changes is also offered...

The consolidated NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 is now available for download from the official sites. The Act has been updated with the amendments which commenced on and from 21 October 2019. However, Part 6 of the Act provides that an amendment to the Act does not apply in relation to a construction contract entered into before 21 October 2019. Please be aware that the amended Act has deleted the provisions which remain applicable to contracts made before 21 October 2019. There are no Notes in the Act warning of this....

Through 2017, many industry participants were extensively involved in preparing submissions to and consulting with the the Murray Review to the Commonwealth Government on Security of Payment laws...

Important amendments to the NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act and Regulation commenced on and from 21 October 2019. They apply only to written or oral contracts made on or from 21 October 2019. Some have understood the amendments apply to all adjudication applications made after 21 October, but that is not the case – only adjudication of payment disputes arising from new contracts...

From 2005 to 2014, there was rare consensus in the Australian Building and Construction Industry. Of all the State and Territory Security of Payment Acts, most industry representatives considered the Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA) to be the most effective at achieving the Objects of the Acts...

Recent articles have highlighted the decline in the number of adjudication decisions in Queensland. Figures quoted come from published statistics of the Queensland Adjudication Registrar. They demonstrate a reduction in numbers from 754 decisions ten years ago to 268 decisions for financial year 2017/18...

Highlights and presentations from the March 2019 annual adjudicator seminar by Adjudicate Today...