Security of Payment Report
Today, the Society, through its Australian Legislative Reform Subcommittee, released a report on Security of Payment in Australia. The report, entitled 'Report on Security of Payment and Adjudication in the Australian Construction Industry' calls for the introduction of a uniform Security of Payment Regime around Australia (based on the West Coast model).
The report, which was recently made available to members of the Society, was the subject of a media release today, The media release can be viewed here.
Copies of the report are being distributed to key political leaders around the country and to key industry organisations and media outlets.
It is hoped that the report will promote discussion on this important issue and foster reform in this area.
Further pdf copies of the report are available at no cost to members of the Society (follow this link). Hard copies are available for purchase by members and others by following this link (members receive a discount on the purchase price).
The report represents the culmination of much hard work by the Subcommittee over an extended period of time. The Subcommittee was ably chaired by Robert Fenwick Elliot. The Society's thanks goes to Robert for his guidance and persistence in steering the Subcommittee and producing the report.
Tue 13 May 2014
Members are advised of a series of two presentations on adjudication under the Security of Payment regime.
The presentations will be held in the Melbourne office of Minter Ellison on
Tuesday 13 and 20 May. They will commence at 5:30pm.
Peter Wood of Minter Ellison and David Thyer, an experienced adjudicator,
will be presenting.
These presentations are delivered in conjunction with The Institute of
Arbitrators and Mediators. Consistent with the usual practice of IAMA there
will be a nominal charge of $40 per session.
Details can be found here.
Fri 18 July 2014
The Society is convening a (Net)Working Weekend at Victor Harbour in South Australia from 18-20 July 2014. The aim of this weekend is to provide a forum for a limited number of members to meet in convivial
and relaxing surroundings to discuss important issues of Australian
construction law, to review the activities of the first five years of the Society, and to discuss its future.
Details of the (Net)Working Weekend can be found here.