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Proposals to change security of payment laws


The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 and the Contractors Debts Act 1997 were designed to preserve cashflow to contractors by allowing quick and dirty resolution of  construction disputes.   One of the proposals confounds logic by suggesting that a principal should prepare a response even before it even sees the adjudication application!    The NSW government has sought industry submissions about some, not all, of the changes.  Read the full text of the discussion paper.

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  1. Michael Wright permalink
    05/10/2010 11:20 am

    Agreed. It is a poor attempt to redress one of the larges problems with the SOPA, that of respondents (typically principals or public sector bodies) having limited time to respond to what are often voluminous claims from contractors.

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