Cathy Cato has commenced in the role of Acting Australian Building and Construction Commissioner.
28 September 2017
The Federal Circuit Court in the ACT has penalised the CFMMEU $138,000 and six officials a further $63,500 following breaches of right of entry laws across three apartment project sites in Franklin, Harrison and Wright in 2013 and 2014.
21 September 2020
On Tuesday 27 March 2018, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) amalgamated. The new organisation is called the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU).
24 May 2018
The formal report on the independent review of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 was tabled in Federal Parliament on Thursday 6 December, 2018.
14 December 2018
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
The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) encourages the development of safe, healthy, fair, lawful and productive building sites for the benefit of all building industry participants.
4 December 2018
The ABCC is committed to reducing red tape and promoting greater efficiencies in the building and construction industry. We want to make it easier to comply with the Building Code and designated building laws.
14 September 2018
The ABCC has filed proceedings in the Federal Court alleging the CFMMEU and two of its officials committed 46 contraventions when they disrupted night construction work and ignored Victoria Police and WorkSafe instructions at the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel Project in December 2019.
25 September 2020
The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and three of its officials alleging they organised unlawful industrial action, contravened right of entry laws and threatened to shut down the Melbourne University Veterinary School project site in Werribee.
9 April 2019
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.
15 January 2019