Building industry participant

Building industry participant means any of the following:

  • a building employer
  • a building employee
  • a building contractor
  • a person who enters into a contract with a building contractor under which the building contractor agrees to carry out building work or to arrange for building work to be carried out
  • a building association
  • an officer, delegate or other representative of a building association.
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10 January 2020
The Federal Circuit Court has imposed total penalties of $55,080 against the CFMMEU and its site delegate after he pressured a landscaper to join the union despite only being contracted to work on a Toowoomba building site for a couple of days.
8 March 2019
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Gifts or benefits received The following gifts or benefits were received in the course of their duties by the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, Senior Executive Officers and staff of the Australian Building and Construction Commission with value of $100.
29 January 2020
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The ABCC has legal obligations in relation to the collection and handling of personal information.  Those obligations are imposed by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in
30 August 2018
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In general terms, ‘security of payment’ refers to a building contractor’s right to receive payments that are due as outlined in their contract. For example, a head contractor must pay a subcontractor’s progress payments on time.
17 June 2020
The Australian Building and Construction Commission has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its officials, Michael Jackson, alleging Mr Jackson acted in an improper manner during construction of the Morphettville Park Sports Club in Adelaide.
15 October 2020
The Full Court of the Federal Court has today significantly increased penalties against the CFMEU and a number of its key leaders after they blocked construction work on the $80 million Perth International Airport Arrivals Expansion Project.
29 March 2017
A Court has labelled the CFMEU as “the most recidivist corporate offender in Australian history” while handing down the maximum available penalty of $306,000 after the union breached workplace laws.
19 October 2017
The CFMMEU and seven of its officials have been penalised $522,000 by the Federal Court for month-long strikes and work stoppages at construction sites across six Brisbane sites in 2016.
24 April 2018
In a significant decision today the Full Federal Court confirmed it will order a CFMMEU official to personally pay his penalty for breaking the law, without seeking or receiving financial assistance from the union. 
25 June 2018