Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’

UPDATE – Important Amendments to the Queensland Building Services Authority Act

The following statement issued by the Queensland Building Services Authority on 21 November, 2013.   On 30 October 2013, the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation and other Legislation Amendment Act (the RTA Act) was passed by Parliament, and it is expected that the Bill will come into force on 1 December 2013. On commencement, this legislation will effect significant changes …

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Congratulations to Bruce Johnstone – Registered as an Adjudicator

After recently duxing an Adjudicators Course, Managing Director of Colville Johnstone Lawyers, Bruce Johnstone, has successfully applied to the Registrar to be registered as an Adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) [“the Act”].  In making his decision,  the Registrar acknowledged that Bruce had the appropriate high degree of experience and technical knowledge of the Act …

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Agripower Australia Ltd v J & D Rigging Pty Ltd & Ors  On 25 June 2013, Justice Margaret Wilson of the Supreme Court at Brisbane handed down a decision that could have wide ranging effects to the application of the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) on works carried out on land that is subject to a mining …

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