Education activities assisted the ABCC in ensuring building industry participants understood their workplace rights and responsibilities.

The ABCC sought to engage frequently and meaningfully with industry participants through site visits, industry events and presentations and used these opportunities to promote lawful workplace behaviours in the building industry.

TABLE 2.1 NUMBER AND METHOD OF ENQUIRY TO ABCC TO 31 MAY 2012

Method

Number

ABCC hotline

1321

Direct enquiry to ABC Inspector

231

ABCC email

56

ABCC website

86

Mail

10

Fax

2

FWO AVR Process

51

Other

156

Total

1913

TABLE 2.2 ISSUES RAISED BY ENQUIRIES TO 31 MAY 2012

 

Enquiry issues

2011-12

Domestic building

152

Independent contractor

189

National Code

317

Other

146

Licensing/permits

18

Right of entry

101

General ABCC information

171

Occupational health and safety

31

Freedom of association

64

Wages and entitlements*

348

Coercion

60

Industrial action

104

Other State Agency

59

Agreements

51

Union behaviour

51

Other Federal Agency

73

Discrimination

10

Strike pay

3

FWA/AIRC orders

0

FW Act general protections

7

Targeted audit

5

Revocation of permit

0

Total

1960