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 has today published updated guidance material to help stakeholders consider whether enterprise agreements are compliant with the Building Code 2016.
5 May 2017
Legal Case
The ABCC commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and three of its officers, including WA State Secretary Michael Buchan, alleging they organised unlawful industrial action across three Perth Airport rail sites and were involved in a picket at the head contractor’s office.
29 April 2019
Legal Case
On 12 April 2019, the Full Federal Court upheld the ABCC's appeal to increase penalties awarded against the CFMMEU over 16 strikes and work stoppages at nine Brisbane construction site in August and September 2016. Total penalties against the union and seven of its officials were increased from $522,000 to $668,000.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The trial was held for six days commencing on 27 July 2015. A decision regarding liability was handed down on 31 May 2016. The Court found contraventions of s343(1) of the Fair Work Act against all respondents.
31 August 2018
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The Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010 is an industry award that applies to national system employers, and their employees, throughout Australia who are in the on-site building, engineering and civil construction in
19 August 2018
Legal Case
The ABCC* commenced proceedings against the CFMEU and Victorian CFMEU official Joseph Myles after he threatened to blockade and organised industrial action at the Springvale Level Crossing site in Melbourne.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The Federal Court imposed penalties totalling $64,000 against the CFMEU and its officials, Shaun Desmond and Andrew Watson, after they repeatedly stopped work on the $126 million Carrara Sports and Recreation project on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
On 25 September 2019, the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane penalised Devine Constructions, its general manager and a senior employee $38,000 for refusing to engage a steel fabrication company because it did not have a CFMEU enterprise agreement.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
Three CFMMEU officers-Theo Theodorou, Rob Graauwmans and Izmar Miftari-admitted that they stopped critical works and threatened subcontractors at the Cardigan Street site in March 2015. The Federal Court imposed total penalties of $142,000 on the three officers and the CFMMEU. The Federal Court made findings that:
31 August 2018

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