Building contractor

A building contractor is a person who has entered into, or who has offered to enter into, a contract for services under which the person either:

  • carries out building work
  • arranges for building work to be carried out.
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The ABCC* brought proceedings against the CFMEU and its officials (including Assistant Secretaries Jade Ingham and Kane Pearson) for shutting down two major construction sites in Queensland, as part of a prolonged campaign to force the sites’ head contractors into signing an enterprise agreement.
31 August 2018
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Freedom of association protections give employees and contractors the right to choose whether or not to join a union or industrial association.
19 August 2018
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Funding recipient responsibilities for Commonwealth funded building work.
20 March 2019
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Funding entity obligations for Commonwealth funded building work.
19 March 2019
Legal Case
The Federal Court on 23 March 2021 penalised the Queensland division of the CFMMEU and four of its officials $153,510 following a series of right of entry breaches during construction of the 34-storey 180 Ann Street, Brisbane, office tower in 2014.
31 August 2018
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What are my obligations as a funding entity? The Code puts obligations on funding entities both during the procurement of Commonwealth funded building work and during the conduct of that work. If you’re a funding entity, your key obligations include ensuring that:
19 August 2018
Legal Case
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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On 27 November 2019 the ABCC commenced Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and two of its officials alleging they pressured a construction company to terminate its contract with a labour hire firm and replace it with one with a CFMMEU enterprise agreement.
3 March 2020
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The ABCC is engaged in legal proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU alleging that CFMMEU officials, John Windus and Stephen Parker, behaved in an improper manner while exercising right of entry at a Perth construction site in February 2019.
16 April 2019
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The Australian Building and Construction Commission has filed proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court alleging the CFMMEU and two officials took unlawful action at the $4.9 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade project in northern New South Wales.
2 September 2020

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