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  Building and Construction Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 25, Number 6, December 2009
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  • EDITORIAL
  • Construction (and commercial) dispute resolution
        p.365                                                                                      +cite    

  • BOOK REVIEW
  • Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts by Philip Loots and Donald Charrett
        Adrian Bellemore
        p.366                                                                                      +cite        

  • TOPIC OF INTEREST
  • Genuine and good faith negotiations
        Adrian Bellemore
        p.368                                                                                      +cite        

  • ARTICLES
  • Alliance contracting
        John Cooper
        p.372                                                                                      +cite        
        Alliance contracting is increasing in popularity in Australia. Although promoted by contractors, it has been accepted by principals in the civil construction, resources and defence industries. Recently, a number of Australian State governments have announced a desire to adopt alliance contracting to deliver infrastructure projects. Is it a better way of contracting? Does it overcome the problems said to be associated with more traditional forms of contracting? What are its advantages and disadvantages and when is it most appropriately applied?
  • Why national legislation is required for the effective operation of the security of payment scheme
        Teena Zhang
        p.376                                                                                      +cite        
        This article reviews the history of security of payment legislation in Australia and examines the problems incurred by implementing separate State and Territory regimes. It will show that the complex and disparate nature of the current set up does not effectively facilitate the fast resolution of interim disputes or ease the flow of cash. It is submitted that it is best to tackle the issue at a national level; the advantages and disadvantages entailed in the change will also be discussed. Finally, the article will propose a number of key reforms to be considered.

  • REPORTS
  • Shorten v David Hurst Constructions Pty Ltd
        p.399                                                                                      +cite    
  • Independent Fire Sprinklers (NT) Pty Ltd v Sunbuild Pty Ltd
        p.409                                                                                      +cite    

  • VOLUME 25 — 2009
  • Table of Authors
        p.419                                                                                      +cite    
  • Table of Cases
        p.421                                                                                      +cite    
  • Table of Cases Reported
        p.435                                                                                      +cite    
  • Index
        p.437                                                                                      +cite