Government offers short term relief from statutory demands and bankruptcy notices, but not from BIFA or the QBCC

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Government has proposed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020 (Bill). The Bill aims to assist Australians cope with the pandemic’s widespread impact by providing for a range of measures to lessen the economic and financial burden caused by the virus. These amendments include a temporary extension […]



Christmas Holidays Shutdown Period – your “Out of office” does not stop contractual deadlines ticking

The Christmas and New Year’s holiday is fast approaching and can be a well-deserved break for those in the building and construction industry.   Unfortunately, deadlines which fall on or around this period can be a potential source of stress, confusion and conflict for owners, developers and contractors alike and if missed, can result in financial burden. In[…]