Those amendments will no longer commence on 1 September
On 21 May 2014, Tim Mander MP nominated the Transport, Housing
and Local Government Committee (Committee) to
consider and undertake a review of the BCIPA amendments. Late last
week, the Committee was given an extension until 1 September 2014
to provide its report.
Accordingly, the BCIPA amendments are now likely to come into
effect mid-September 2014, after any concerns raised in the
Committee's report have been addressed and the amendments have
been passed by Parliament.
We will, of course, issue an update once the commencement date
has been confirmed.
In the meantime, it is important that you familiarise yourself
with the anticipated amendments, and make any contractual changes,
prior to their commencement to protect your rights to lodge or
respond to an adjudication application under BCIPA and to
strengthen your prospects of success at adjudication.
If you wish to discuss anything in this article, or seek
assistance as to how best to accommodate for these amendments in
your contracts or otherwise, please contact Stephen Pyman on +61 7
Also, please note, Stephen Pyman will hold a half day intensive
training course for businesses on 10 September about the
amendments. Stephen will discuss how businesses need to prepare for
the three key areas of reform: the appointment of adjudicators,
timeframes, and "Ambush" claims. The course will be held
at Holding Redlich's Brisbane office. For more information
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