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  Building and Construction Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 22, Number 3, June 2006
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  • EDITORIAL
  • Proper construction contracts
        p.161                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • The application of administrative law standards to the Security of Payment Act
        Julia Murray
        p.162                                                                                      +cite        
        This article uses the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) as a case study for several current issues confronting administrative law in Australia. It undertakes a comprehensive analysis of the case law to date so as to identify the extent to which adjudication determinations are subject to review. This analysis then forms the basis of a discussion critiquing the court's application of administrative law principles and interpretation of its powers of review. Key concepts considered include the ambit of jurisdictional error, the role of the courts in reviewing decisions of expert decision-makers and the availability of the prerogative writs and equitable remedies.
  • The Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act: A new regime
        Peter Megens and Meri Talevska
        p.182                                                                                      +cite        
        This article seeks to provide a historical background to the perceived need for, and the introduction of, the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (Cth), as well as a summary of its key provisions. It is likely to have a significant impact on the way business is done in the industry, not just in relation to industrial relations, but also in relation to contracting practices generally.

  • TOPIC OF INTEREST -- Stephen Pyman and Troy Lewis
  • The effect of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act on the Subcontractors' Charges Act
        p.197                                                                                      +cite    

  • REPORTS
  • Kane Constructions Pty Ltd v Sopov (No 2)
        p.202                                                                                      +cite    
  • Kane Constructions Pty Ltd v Sopov (No 3)
        p.215                                                                                      +cite    
  • Thiess Services Pty Ltd v Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd
        p.218                                                                                      +cite