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 commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and its official Grant Harradine, alleging they organised unlawful industrial action on four consecutive days in a bid to pressure subcontractor, PJ Walsh, to sign a CFMMEU enterprise agreement at the Townsville Stadium site.
16 April 2019
Legal Case
On 18 October 2018, the Federal Court ordered the CFMMEU and seven of its officers to pay penalties totalling $313,000 for their unlawful conduct against a number of concreting companies at construction sites in Sydney in 2014 and 2015.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The CFMEU and two of its organisers were ordered to pay $96,000 in penalties after blockading work at the $1.6 billion Port of Melbourne expansion project and threatening to have 20,000 workers join the dispute.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The Federal Court on 12 November 2019 penalised the CFMMEU $38,000 and two of its officials a total of $12,500 after they organised a work stoppage at a $30 million Brighton apartment project over demands for a larger site shed and dedicated female toilet.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The ABCC commenced proceedings against the CFMEU and two of its representatives, Mario Raspudic and Mark Travers, for allegedly preventing non-financial members of the union from working at the Melbourne University College project. In a statement of claim filed in the Federal Court, the ABCC alleges:
31 August 2018
Legal Case
Declarations of admitted contraventions made by court on 30 November 2015. A penalty hearing took place on 21 October 2016. On 11 May 2017 the Federal Court handed down penalties totalling $55,500.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
On 11 April 2017, the Federal Court ordered penalties totalling $590,800 against the CFMEU and ten of its officials for co-ordinated unlawful industrial action across multiple construction projects in Victoria on 2 April and 22 May 2014. On each of the sites, Kane Constructions Pty Ltd was the head contractor.
31 August 2018
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The ABC Commissioner has powers and functions under legislation to help promote better workplace relations for building work and to make sure that building work is carried out fairly, efficiently and productively. These functions include education and advice, investigation and enforcement.
19 August 2018
Legal Case
The ABCC* has commenced proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the CFMEU and six of its officials, including ACT State Secretary Dean Hall, for contravening right of entry provisions on several occasions on construction sites across Canberra, in one instance disrupting a concrete pour.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
This matter commenced following the attendance of former CFMEU Divisional President David Hanna at a Brisbane construction project on 10 February 2015.
31 August 2018

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