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New Queensland construction laws economic and efficient

By Rebecca Petrie and Scott Budd

The Queensland government passed new laws this week designed to reduce costs and red tape while shortening the dispute process under the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). The move is expected to ‘unleash the construction industry’s potential as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy’, according to housing and public works minister Tim Mander.

The initiation of QCAT disputes will no longer be a barrier to the BSA giving directions for the repair of defective works or the payment of insurance claims under the Home Warranty Scheme.

Regulators will be able to apply to the tribunal for orders to continue acting in domestic building disputes while QCAT proceedings are still under way…

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