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Enforcing construction payment claims

On 24 April 2014 the Western Australian Court of Appeal handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Diploma Construction (WA) Pty Ltd v KPA Architects Pty Ltd...

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Are adjudication determinations on shaky ground in South Australia?

Two South Australian decisions concerning the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) have cut across the effectiveness of adjudication determinations and in one case...

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South Australia security of payment legislation

In the August 2010 edition of Acumen, we outlined the key features of the new Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA). It was anticipated that the Act would come into...

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NSW Security of Payment Legislation Developments

Subcontractors now have direct rights against Principal...

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The Fortescue decision in the Full Federal Court

ASIC's victory in the Full Federal Court in ASIC v Fortescue1 fell short of being resounding. Two of the judges (Keane CJ and Emmett J) queried whether it was worth ASIC's effort given there was no

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Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (NSW)

The Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (the Act) received the assent of the New South Wales (NSW) Parliament on 28 June 2010, after the Standing Committee of Attorneys General agreed to update the...

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Security for Payment Act 2009 (SA)

South Australia...s building and construction industry will join the rest of Australia when its new Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) (the Act) comes into...

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