19 December 2018 / Legislation Alert

Updated Subcontract & Supply Agreements

AS4901 & AS4903 Subcontract Agreements

Please make yourself aware of the following changes:

  • QLD only – The Security of Payments act previously known as BCIPA has been replaced with the BIFA (Building Industry Fairness Act) and Chapter 3 of the Act was enacted 17 December 2018. Strict penalties apply around payment of subcontractors (both at a company and personal level). Teams are to familiarize themselves with BIFA https://www.legislation.qld.go... 
  • Safety Requirements and HSE Requirements Annexures removed in lieu of subcontractor link (refer clause 12.2) https://subbies.hutchies.com.a...
  • Timing for progress claims noted as last business day of the month.
  • Annexure for Programme added in.
  • Order of Annexures in line with HB order of precedence of these documents.
  • QLD only – Retention Release Notice (Annexure Q) added in in line with BIFA requirements.
  • All States – Subcontracts revised to reflect changes to state specific legislation updates.
  • Subcontract Conditions Clause order updated and expanded upon where required to reflect legislative updates.

Supply Agreements

Please make yourself aware of the following changes:

  • Multijurisdictional amendments: Supply agreement has been updated with a number of amendments to make this Agreement multijurisdictional. 
  • Security of Payment Legislation – Qld: Note that, this Agreement refers to the BIFA.
  • Clause selections: To keep the Agreement simple, we have not provided for options in the T&Cs but there is the option to select clauses in the Special Conditions depending upon whether or not they apply to the jurisdiction. 
  • Subcontractor’s website: New HB link provided as to the keeping of records (i.e. records and documents that the supplier is to maintain) - clause 2.1(f). 
  • Timing for supplier invoices is noted as the last business day of the month. 

More information

If you need additional support, please email Bree Hoek or Owen Valmadre. Alternatively phone +61 7 3859 6310 / +61 7 3335 5045.

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7 July / Observation

Sunday 7 July through to Saturday 13 July 2019

NAIDOC Week is about celebrating Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievements and you will see lots of different events and ceremonies around your communities around this.

Some of our offices particularly Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne have had small celebrations to mark the occasion. 

The annual NAIDOC Awards were on last weekend and we’d like to acknowledge the brother of our own Glen Duncan (Indigenous Coordinator – Sydney), Dean Duncan who won the 2019 NAIDOC Person of the Year for the tireless work he does in education (see more here https://www.naidoc.org.au/awards/winner-profiles). Congratulations to the Duncan Family from all of us at Hutchies.

This year’s theme is titled Voice, Treaty, Truth, which were the three elements to come out of the Uluru Statement. Those elements translate to:

  • Voice – we want to be heard; we want be involved in decisions that affect us.
  • Treaty – we are one of the only democracies in the world that do not have a treaty or formal acknowledgement with its Indigenous people.
  • Truthour story of how Australia was colonised must be told; we have a very dark history and it’s time for it to be shared and for all us to own it.

If you want to know more please visit https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/2019-theme or ask anyone from the Hutchies’ Training team.

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Hutchies worked closely with Trademutt to design our very own special edition shirt. It's for anyone at Hutchies to wear, whether it's on site, in the office or at the monthly Friday BBQ.

These special shirts are free of charge and won't count towards your annual allocation because we want as many out there as possible. Head to the Hutchies' Shop or click the links below to get one now!

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15 July / Meetings

Monday 15 July 2019

Please participate in Monday’s meetings if possible.

8.00am / Site Managers / Foremen / Leading Hands / Apprentices

Held in Toowong training room and video conference from offices via Surface Hubs and Polycoms.

3.00pm / All Project Managers and Contract Administrators

Regions to join via video conference in each office, individuals out of the various offices to join by the usual teleconference facilities (details can be downloaded below). All Hutchies’ project related people from office or site are encouraged to participate.

5.00pm Dumplings and a beer / Brisbane only

It would be great if all could participate.

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