The ABCC monitors compliance with, and enforces the workplace relations laws that apply to, the building and construction industry.
Our jurisdiction covers those who are, by statutory definition, a ‘building industry participant’: someone who is involved with ‘building work’.
'Building industry participant' and 'building work' are terms defined by the BCIIP Act.
Who is a ‘building industry participant’?
The BCIIP Act defines a ‘building industry participant’ to be any of the following:
- A ‘building employee’.
- A ‘building employer’.
- A ‘building contractor’.
- A person who enters into a contract with a building contractor where building work is carried out or arranged.
- A ‘building association’ (such as a union or employer association).
- An officer, delegate, or other representative of a building association.
A number of these terms are, in turn, specifically defined by the BCIIP Act.
To learn more, please review the BCIIP Act.
What is a ‘building work’?
The BCIIP Act definition of ‘building work’ is relatively broad and includes a wide range of activities.