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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Using the ABCC’s Model Clauses will help you ensure that you comply with the Building Code 2016 (the 2016 Code). You could be breaching the Code if you do not ensure that your subcontractors are Code compliant on Commonwealth funded building work.
15 January 2018
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Victorian building company APM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd (APM) and its related entity APM Holdings (Aust) Pty Ltd has been issued a one-month exclusion sanction for its failure to comply with state security of payments legislation.
10 April 2019
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A New South Wales concrete pumping and placement company has been issued a formal warning for its breach of the 2016 Building Code after the Federal Court found the contractor unlawfully threatened to dismiss workers during enterprise agreement negotiations.
20 December 2018
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A Victorian building company has been issued a one-month exclusion sanction for its failure to comply with state security of payments legislation.
10 April 2019
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The Federal Court has imposed penalties totaling $108,875 against the CFMMEU and Harris HMC Interiors for attempting to coerce a demolition subcontractor to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton.
23 September 2019
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The Federal Circuit Court has today handed down penalties totalling $37,500 against the CFMEU and its former Queensland President David Hanna for threatening ongoing industrial action at a Brisbane construction site, unless a construction firm agreed to sign a secret deed with the union.
15 December 2016
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The Federal Court has today 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.
18 October 2018
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The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against labour hire company, Corestaff WA, and contractor, Gumala Enterprises, alleging they discriminated against a worker because of his age.
26 April 2019
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The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has found Forest Meiers Construction liable to pay $200,000 in compensation for taking adverse action and discriminating against a tiling subcontractor because they did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
2 July 2019
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The ABCC has today published guidance material to enable stakeholders to consider whether enterprise agreements are compliant with the Building Code 2016.
9 March 2017

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