Changes to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill

The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill received assent on Friday, 10 November. While some of the provisions in the Act became law on that day other changes, such as the introduction of Project Bank Accounts and the changes to BCIPA, are still awaiting commencement by the government. However, this cannot occur until a new government is in place following the election.  

24 November 2017

Property developer donations ban – how does it impact industry?

Legislation banning property developer donations was introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 12 October 2017 and was intended to apply retrospectively from that date. However, the Bill was not passed before the election was called and has now lapsed. 

22 November 2017

New legislation - non-conforming products

On 1 November 2017 new Queensland laws covering non-conforming products came into force.  

10 November 2017

Queensland State Election 2017 – Master Builders priorities

The building and construction industry delivers the homes, workplaces, schools, shops and hospitals Queenslanders need. It’s the cornerstone of our economy, and the number one provider of full-time jobs and contributor to gross state product.

9 November 2017

Major development in PBAs campaign

We've been busy lately trying to convince the Queensland Government and Mick de Brenni why we are so opposed to Project Bank Accounts, which were introduced in the recent Building Industry Fairness Bill.

30 October 2017

White Card changes – what you need to know

Changes to the national unit of competency for White Card courses will take effect in Queensland from 20 October 2017. And, given the course is mandatory for anyone who works, or wants to work, in the construction industry, you need to be across them.

13 October 2017

Get your workers back from injury sooner

The Office of Industrial Relations has recently introduced a new Work Capacity Certificate to assist the parties involved in an injured worker's rehabilitation focus on what the worker can do (rather than what they can't).

4 July 2016

The building dispute “expert” – friend or foe?

It's a common question asked on building sites, “these collar and tie people that call themselves “consultant”, what do they really know about building?”  

28 June 2016

Liquidated damages – why zero

Liquidated damages, or agreed damages, are a fixed sum of money (excluding GST) based upon a “genuine pre-estimate”.

28 June 2016

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