Consult Australia Publications

  • Contracts

    The ‘Consult Australia Contract’ provides basic guidelines for developing a contract between a client and consultant. Available in both long and short form, it is available to both members and non-members. Members are able to download either version from the members only website. Non-members can purchase both versions through the Consult Australia bookshop.

    The contract is designed to address these issues, provide more flexibility for all parties in areas such as liability and professional indemnity insurance and a move towards co operative rather than adversarial contracting. 

    Members can download the all versions of the Consult Australia Contract by clicking here, please note you will need to log in with your members only username and password.

    WARNING:From 1st July 2010 all standard form contracts used with consumers are subject to the new laws relating to unfair contracts (note: the new laws only apply where you are going to use this contract with a consumer client.  The new laws do not apply if you use this contract with a business client).  It is important that you are aware of the new laws and make sure that you present this contract in a clear and transparent manner where you use this contract with a consumer.  It is recommended that you read the Guide to the Unfair Contracts Terms Law published by the ACCC, available here.

  • Practice Notes


    Consult Australia's Practice Notes are a collection of the available expertise in areas of professional ethics, liability and insurance, quality assurance, legal advice, personnel matters, general and financial matters, appointments and contracts, and workplace health and safety. The Practice Notes are available to members only and can be accessed by clicking here. (Please note you will need to be logged in with your members only password to access this area of the site.)
  • Consult Australia E-Newsletters

    Consult Australia’s weekly e-newsletter (formerly the fortnightly e-newsletter, CE Update) is distributed on a state-by-state basis. It contains topical local and national news items and upcoming events. A well-regarded industry publication, our e-newsletters provides targeted access to the built and natural environment industry. Read More

  • Economic Snapshot and Forecast

    Consult Australia’s 2016 Economic Forecast report is an essential tool for any consulting firm operating within the built and natural environment in Australia.

    Not only will it help you to identify opportunities, risks and threats to your business and highlight important trends in the industries and markets in which you operate, but it will also provide you with insights that are crucial to the development of sustainable, robust and achievable strategies for consulting firms of any size.

    This year’s publication has been authored by Australian Construction Insights (ACI)–Australia’s leading provider of economic data and research for the construction industry. ACI is known for its accurate forecasting and easily accessible approach to presenting industry research, facts, figures and forecasts and we are very pleased to provide a report that reflects that approach. Read more
  • Business Tips

    Consult Australia, in collaboration with NSW Business Chamber (NSWBC) is pleased to provide Business Tips, a new Consult Australiamember service. Business Tips is a source of informative business information, addressing common issues dealt with by Consult Australia members in their workplace operations.

    Disclaimer: The information published in Business Tips is intended as general information only and should not be relied on in place of legal or professional advice. Consult Australia and ABL take no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred as a result of any reliance on the information published. Any person relying on the information published in Business Tips does so at their own risk. Read more (Please note you will need to be logged in with your members only password to access this area of the site)

  • Consulting Matters

    (Previously called National Outlook)

    Consult Australia's official quarterly print publication focuses on the issues which are prevalent in the consulting industry through articles and case studies from our leading professionals. It also includes discussion of related service industries.

    Consulting Matters is a free publication for Consult Australia Members and is sent to over 3,500 senior decision makers which include firms consulting in the built and natural environment, other related firms in the industry, associated professional and industry bodies, government departments and overseas associations.

    Subject areas covered in Consulting Matters include a broad spectrum of industry issues relevant to the consulting industry as well as broader business issues, and Consult Australia activities and services. All externally submitted articles are subject to a review process, ensuring that only the highest quality articles are accepted for publication.

    Click here to read the latest issue

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