Fair Work Act

The FW Act is the Fair Work Act 2009.

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Our jurisdiction 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’.
19 August 2018
Legal Case
The ABCC* commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMEU and its official, Richard Hassett, for allegedly acting in an abusive and intimidating manner towards site management at a Hobart construction site.
31 August 2018
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The CFMMEU and two of its officials face court action for allegedly acting in an aggressive and threatening manner and calling subcontractor Enco’s general manager a “f…ing, dog, c..t” during a site entry in Brisbane last year.
15 January 2019
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The ABCC has launched legal action against the CFMEU and two officials for alleged breaches of right of entry involving abusive behaviour at a Tasmanian construction site in October 2016.
18 October 2017
Legal Case
The ABCC* alleged that the CFMEU and CEPU were involved in unlawful industrial action taken by workers on the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Queensland Institute of Medical Research construction projects on 24, 25 and 26 May 2011.
31 August 2018
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Our commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion The ABCC is committed to creating a working environment that values and utilises the contribution of staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
19 August 2018
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What is a public interest disclosure? The PID Act 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.
19 August 2018
Legal Case
The ABCC has commenced legal proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its Queensland officials, Roland Cummins, after he allegedly called a Queensland Work Health and Safety officer a “f****ing dog” during a disagreement at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
17 January 2019
Legal Case
On 1 November 2019, the Federal Circuit Court imposed penalties totalling $39,050 against the CFMMEU and its official Blake Hynes after he acted in an aggressive manner and abused subcontractor Enco’s general manager at the Logan Enhancement Project. The CFMMEU was penalised $34,650 and Mr Hynes $4,400.
17 January 2019

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