Fair Work Act

The FW Act is the Fair Work Act 2009.

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Coercion in the building and construction industry is unlawful under provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act) and the general protections provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act).
19 August 2018
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Under the FW Act it is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against a person who is an employee or prospective employee because the person has an attribute that is protected under the FW Act.
19 August 2018
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Our role The role of the ABCC is to promote understanding of and enforce compliance with Australia’s workplace laws in the building and construction industry. Our responsibilities The ABCC is responsible for the following workplace relations matters in the building and construction industry:
19 August 2018
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Are unregistered agreements permitted? The Code provides that a code covered entity
19 August 2018
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What are above-entitlement payments? ‘Above-entitlement payments’ refers to any payment or benefit that is above the amount or value of a payment or benefit required to be paid under a Commonwealth industrial instrument or industrial law within the meaning outlined in the FW Act.
19 August 2018
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On 1 July 2019, the requirements for right-of-entry permits changed. The Fair Work Amendment (Modernising Right of Entry) Regulations 2019 now require a photo and signature on new permits. There are transitional arrangements for existing permit holders.
19 August 2018
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Union officials have specific rights and responsibilities when they are lawfully on site. Employers and site occupiers also have responsibilities to union officials while they are on site.
19 August 2018
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Lawful entry by union officials A union official can apply to lawfully enter a site or premises in order to:
20 September 2018
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The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CEPU, the State Secretary of its Plumbing Division Gary O’Halloran and its official Andrew Blakely alleging that they organised unlawful industrial action, contravened right of entry laws and coerced a contractor at a site in Brisbane.
10 April 2019
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The ABCC commenced proceedings against the CEPU, the State Secretary of its Plumbing Division Gary O’Halloran and its official Andrew Blakely alleging that they organised unlawful industrial action, contravened right of entry laws and coerced a contractor at a site in Brisbane.
12 April 2019

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