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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
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Following their appointment by the Minister for Employment in July 2017, three Deputy Commissioners have now commenced their roles at the ABCC. Anthony Southall QC, Cathy Cato and Cliff Pettit each have extensive knowledge of the industry, the agency and possess senior executive management and leadership experience.
7 August 2017
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The Federal Court has today handed down penalties totalling $245,500 in two cases in Tasmania involving the CFMMEU and its official Richard Hassett.
16 August 2018
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I am pleased to advise that the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP has announced the appointment of two new Deputy Commissioners to fill vacant roles within the ABCC.
14 December 2018
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Updated Model Clauses and dedicated webpage To assist funding entities and funding recipients to apply the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (2016 Code) on applicable building projects the ABCC has revised a number of key resources including:
15 January 2018
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Cathy Cato has commenced in the role of Acting Australian Building and Construction Commissioner.
28 September 2017
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The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and nine of its officials over several alleged contraventions that occurred on the redevelopment site of Terminal 1 at Adelaide Airport in 2019.
21 April 2020
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Using the ABCC’s Model Clauses will help you ensure that you comply with the Building Code 2016 (the 2016 Code). You could be breaching the Code if you do not ensure that your subcontractors are Code compliant on Commonwealth funded building work.
15 January 2018
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Do you have a question about your workplace rights on site?
2 August 2018
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In a decision delivered by the Federal Court today, a Western Australian labour hire company has been found to have discriminated against a worker because of his age.
26 June 2020

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