Cathy Cato has commenced in the role of Acting Australian Building and Construction Commissioner.
28 September 2017
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 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
Welcome to the first edition of Enterprise Agreement News. In this edition we will be discussing evidence required to tender for Commonwealth funded building work.
26 May 2017
Welcome to the second edition of Enterprise Agreement News. In this edition we will outline how to get your agreement assessed if you applied for and/or received a letter of compliance for an agreement made before 2 December 2016 before the transitional arrangements were amended.
3 July 2017
The Full Court of the Federal Court has today confirmed that union officials require a valid federal right of entry permit to enter a site under a State or Territory occupational health and safety law, including where a health and safety representative (HSR) invites the official on to site under an OHS law.
2 June 2017
The ABCC commenced legal action against Big Li Ceiling Pty Ltd in September 2018 following its repeated failure to cooperate with the ABCC during an audit of the company’s payment of employee wages and entitlements.
20 August 2020
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 ABCC has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and two of its officials alleging they ignored a safety request and acted in an improper manner at the Westconnex Stage 2 site in Sydney in 2019.
5 May 2020