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  Building and Construction Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 24, Number 5, October 2008
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  • Construction law practitioner excellence
        p.305                                                                                      +cite    

  • Project disputes — conduct and management of large arbitrations on minerals and energy projects
        AA de Fina
        p.306                                                                                      +cite        
        No arbitration is ever the same as any other arbitration. The issues, the facts, and the law may have some degree of commonality but where the dispute referred to arbitration arises in a specific industry which has of itself a certain uniqueness of terms and practices and ordinarily involves large quantum of claims, an arbitration should be tailored and conducted to accommodate the particular circumstances.
  • Resolving construction disputes the ASEAN way
        Dr. Philip Chan, Chuen Fye, and Dr. Asanga Gunawansa
        p.313                                                                                      +cite        
        The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) way of settling disputes tends to be more consensual and less confrontational. The aim of the consensual approach is to reach a harmonious solution, preserving the relationship of the parties. For example, in most ASEAN jurisdictions, mediation and conciliation appears to be the most preferred method of dispute settlement. Further, in the practice of ASEAN countries such as Indonesia and Singapore, one can find the unique combination of mediation and arbitration being used in the same proceeding, as opposed to the traditional approach in the West of treating conciliation and arbitration as two separate approaches. This approach is different to the confrontational approach used in the West, which is more formal and inflexible and, hence, may adversely affect the relationship of the parties involved.
  • Troubleshooting in 2008: Federal independent contractor legislation under the Rudd Government
        Louise Floyd
        p.325                                                                                      +cite        
        This article examines the topical issue of federal independent contractor legislation under the Rudd Government; in particular, why the Rudd Government has so far retained and will likely continue to adopt the former Liberal government's independent contractor laws of 2007. It also explores several concepts arising from these laws which are especially relevant to the construction industry, including the common law definition of "employee", sham contracts, drafting of contracts, union activity, corporate group structures and security of payments, and group contractor activity.

  • Lumbers v. W Cook Builders Pty Ltd (in liq)
        p.336                                                                                      +cite    
  • Perum Building and Construction Pty Ltd v. Tallenford Pty Ltd
        p.360                                                                                      +cite