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The latest issue of the Building and Construction Law Journal (Volume 37 Part 4) contains the following material:

EDITORIALEditor: Michael Christie SC

  • The Growth in Commercial Arbitration and Opportunities for Construction Lawyers

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CASE NOTE

  • Requirements for Compensation Orders and the Rescissionary Analogue: Jonval Builders Pty Ltd v Commissioner for Fair Trading (NSW) Nuala Simpson and Stephen Puttick

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Cardinal Change and the Decision in Wegan Constructions Pty Ltd v Wodonga Sewerage Authority – Dr Richard Manly QC

A close examination of the facts in the unreported decision of Lush J in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1976 which is the subject matter of this article supports the conclusion that the cardinal change doctrine has application to construction contracts in Australia. A determination to this effect will very much depend on the proper construction of the relevant variation or change order provisions in a contract and will require a granular analysis of the facts. This article considers these matters having regard to his Honour’s reasons for decision.

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