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UPDATE – Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld)

A recent Decision of the Queensland Supreme Court in the matter of BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd v BGC Contracting Pty Ltd & Ors [2013] QSC 67, has departed from the usual course that the Courts have taken with Applications relating to Adjudicated Decisions under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) [“BCIPA”] being declared void because …

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10 Tips for Directors on how to minimise risk from being personally liable for Company debt

Colville Johnstone Lawyers have observed a significant increase of Director Penalty Notices (DPNs) issued by the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) against Directors for unpaid PAYG tax and superannuation debts.  On our observations, it appears that the DPA has become one of the ATO’s main collection tools in their overall collection strategy since the new Taxation laws were passed in July …

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Queensland Amendments to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act regarding Body Corporate Entitlements

The amendments to the Queensland Body Corporate and Community Management Act that undo changes made in April 2011 by the previous Government took effect at the start of the month. Body Corporates and their committees should be ready to deal with requests from owners to undo changes made under the April 2011 amendments. This may affect your building if: An …

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