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Thursday 17 Dec 2020

The SoCLA National Conference 2021 will be held in Hobart from 14 to 16 October 2021

The Conference Sub-Committee is in the early stages of planning, so please save the date for three days of learning, networking and enjoying the delights of Tasmania, with a little modern art on the side.

The Conference will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, on picturesque Elizabeth Street Pier, and the Gala Dinner will be at MONA, just a short boat ride away.

We're looking forward to welcoming our delegates to Hobart, after so long without a conference it will be lovely to see everyone.

Wednesday 9 Dec 2020

Members may wish to watch our latest member resource video - Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA) – The definitive review presented by Lee Panotidis, Cathryn Greville, Deon Baddock and Bavani Rengasami.

The video is available here in the Resources section of our website.


Wednesday 9 Dec 2020

Members may be interested to attend this national webinar series arranged by ACIF exploring the current and future economic landscape for building and construction in Australia. It will cover recent developments and trends, and potential risks and opportunities in the sector, as revealed in a recent report published by ACIF in November 2020.  Please join any session that is suitable for you.  Each session will be unique and tailored for that specific state.

More information and registration is available here.

Thursday 3 Dec 2020

Members may wish to attend  Australia Build Week Online next week, 7-11 December.

Register for complimentary tickets here.  This online/virtual event has 100+ Speakers & Sessions across 10 stages.

Thursday 3 Dec 2020

The Society offers the Brooking Prize annually for the best essay submitted in the field of construction law.

It is named after The Hon Robert Brooking AO QC in recognition of his Honour’s pioneering contribution to the study and practice of construction law in Australia.

Papers are now invited for the 2021 Brooking Prize

More information is available here.

Further information can be found in the Rules.

Wednesday 2 Dec 2020

Members are invited to complete a survey to assist at the next Departmental - Industry Roundtable meeting which will take place on Friday 11 December.

This meeting will be a themed discussion on deregulation. The Government has identified deregulation and regulatory reform as an important factor in Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and as a key priority area for how to support business and industry ‘living with COVID’.

Please provide your responses by 2:00 pm AEDT Monday 7 December.

Wednesday 2 Dec 2020

Members may be interested to attend a webinar arranged by Resolution Institute on Tuesday 15 December at noon AEDT.

The Honourable W Martin AC QC and Professor J Sharkey AM will speak on the issues of Arbitration Hearings, the processes and the current online environment.

More information is available on this flyer.

Register here.  

Tuesday 1 Dec 2020

Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 5:30 pm AEDT

Say farewell to the old year in a new way! Dust off your knowledge for a few rounds of trivia conducted by our professional Quizmaster. This event will be an evening of fun and networking.

After you  register you can join the event here

When you arrive in the Remo Ballroom you will see a number of tables.

If you registered as part of a pre-arranged table please click and join your team (you should already know your table name).

If you registered as an individual, the aim is to fill each table with five team members before ‘opening’ a new table.

Please join a partly filled unreserved table. If all tables are full, then please sit at the next empty table and wait for the next new arrivals to join you.

Remember to turn on your camera and microphone, add your Linked In profile and photo and join in the fun.

There will be opportunities to move tables after trivia to network.


Wednesday 25 Nov 2020

Members may be interested to attend the 7th Annual Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit (Sydney, 23rd Feb), where a leading line-up of expert speakers will break down how you can reduce exposure to defects and faulty building products and provide insight into how you can maintain compliance within an ever changing regulatory environment.  


Wednesday 18 Nov 2020

The NSW Government has issued a Consultation Paper on Automatic mutual recognition of occupational licences.

 More information is available here.   Please provide your feedback by email.



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National Conference

Our 2021 National Conference in Hobart has been postponed to 10-12 March 2022. A one day virtual event will be held on 15 October 2021. Click here for further information