The ABCC sits within the portfolio of the Department of Jobs and Small Business. The Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (the Commissioner) is an independent public office holder (POH) who reports to the responsible minister.

During the reporting period, the ministers responsible for the ABCC were:

  • the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, from 1 July 2017 to 19 December 2017
  • the Hon Craig Laundy, Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, from 20 December 2017 to 30 June 2018.