As a result of stakeholder consultation carried out by Mr Andrew Wallace, a barrister with extensive industry experience, amendments have been recommended for the BCIPA of Queensland. There are 3 key areas of reform most notably
- Appointment of adjudicators and the adjudication process
- Timeframes for claimants and respondents
- Provision of additional information – adjudication response can now include all relevant reasons for withholding payment.
These reforms have been approved by cabinet and will debated in Parliament mid-year with the changes likely to com into effect 1 September, 2014