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Bick, P (1997) Statutory reform of aspects of construction law in Australia. Construction Management and Economics, 15(06), 549-58.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Australia; consumer protection; construction law; Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996; Latham; post-construction liability
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/014461997372755
Construction contract law in the common law world is largely free of direct statutory intervention. The agenda of calls within the United Kingdom to remedy major defects in construction law is used as a framework in a series of comparisons with recent legislation and practice in Australia, notably in Victoria where a holistic approach to the industry’s problems has been adopted with signal success. It is suggested that policy makers in the UK consider what Commonwealth jurisdictions have to offer to the solution of home-grown problems.