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.
Legal Case
The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and six of its Queensland-based officials alleging they intimidated NT Worksafe Inspectors and demanded that the head contractor shut down construction at the Palmerston Police Station site.
18 February 2019
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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
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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
Legal Case
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
Industry update
With billions of dollars of infrastructure projects underway, the May edition of Industry Update steps you through the Building Code and provides valuable advice to contractors considering tendering for Commonwealth-funded building work.
14 May 2020
Legal Case
The ABCC* launched proceedings against the CFMEU, NSW State Secretary Brian Parker and Assistant State Secretary Rebel Hanlon in the Federal Court after they allegedly used unfounded immigration and superannuation concerns to get on site and sign up workers to the CFMEU. The ABCC alleges as follows:
31 August 2018

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