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
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
The Full Federal Court on 14 February largely dismissed the CFMMEU’s appeal against penalties handed down in the October 2018 BKH judgment.
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
News
The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against West Australian company Tyrone Construction Services Pty Ltd and one of its representatives over alleged unlawful pickets of the Perth-based building site known as ‘Skypark’ on 27 June and 1 August 2019.
11 March 2020
Legal Case
The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against West Australian company Tyrone Construction Services Pty Ltd and one of its representatives over alleged unlawful pickets of the Perth-based building site known as ‘Skypark’ on 27 June and 1 August 2019.
11 March 2020
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
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 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 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
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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

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