Accountability and reporting

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is a transparent organisation. A number of public accountability processes require the ABCC to report regularly on its operations. These are detailed below, as are the ABCC’s people, leadership and diversity policies.

Corporate Plan

The Corporate Plan is the principal planning document for the agency and has been prepared in accordance with section 35(1) (b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013


Regulator Performance Framework

The Regulator Performance Framework encourages regulators to undertake functions and achieve objectives with the minimum impact on the regulated community by measuring and publicly reporting performance.


Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 promotes integrity and accountability in the Australian Public Service by encouraging disclosure of information about suspected wrongdoing, protecting people who make disclosures and requiring agencies to take action.


File listing

All government agencies including the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) are required by Senate Continuing Order No. 12 to provide an indexed list of all relevant files created by the agency.


Contract listing

The table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) or the former Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate (trading as Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC), which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which (a) have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2017 or (b) have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2017. 


Statement of legal expenditure

In accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Service Directions 2005, the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is required to report annually on its legal services purchasing and make records of its legal services expenditure publicly available.


Executive remuneration

The ABCC is committed to providing the Parliament and the public with transparent disclosures of the remuneration of our senior executives.


Reconciliation Action Plan

The ABCC is committed to working collaboratively with other government agencies and departments to improve opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including ABCC staff and those within the building and construction industry.


Agency Multicultural Plan

The ABCC is committed ensuring that all people, regardless of their cultural or linguistic background, have the same access to workplace relations education, assistance and advice.


Quarterly Report series

The Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 requires the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner to prepare a report at the end of each quarter and each financial year on the performance of the Commissioner’s functions and the exercise of powers and to provide that report to the Minister.


Annual Report series

The Annual Report is prepared for the purposes of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and is presented to the Minister for Employment.


Need more information?

For further information, advice or assistance please contact the ABCC at 1800 003 338 or