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.
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
The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging 66 employees of various subcontractors and a labour hire company on a Fortitude Valley site engaged in unlawful industrial action.
22 July 2019
The CFMEU and seven of its officials, including senior union leaders Dave Noonan (National Secretary), Mick Buchan (WA State Secretary) and Joe McDonald (then WA Assistant State Secretary), have been penalised for unlawful conduct which halted work at the $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital project.                                            
11 May 2017
The Full Court of the Federal Court has today confirmed that union officials require a valid federal right of entry permit to enter a site under a State or Territory occupational health and safety law, including where a health and safety representative (HSR) invites the official on to site under an OHS law.
2 June 2017
The Australian Building and Construction Commission’s 2018-19 Annual Report has been tabled in Federal Parliament today and is available on the Commission’s website.
21 October 2019
In a landmark decision today, the Federal Court has for the first time handed down penalties of $270,000 against the CFMMEU for unlawfully picketing two Melbourne construction sites in 2017.
6 December 2019
The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totalling $44,000 against the CFMMEU and its delegate James Fissenden for coercing a worker to join the union.
9 July 2020
The ABCC has 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.
9 April 2019
Following their appointment by the Minister for Employment in July 2017, three Deputy Commissioners have now commenced their roles at the ABCC. Anthony Southall QC, Cathy Cato and Cliff Pettit each have extensive knowledge of the industry, the agency and possess senior executive management and leadership experience.
7 August 2017
Welcome to the second edition of Enterprise Agreement News. In this edition we will outline how to get your agreement assessed if you applied for and/or received a letter of compliance for an agreement made before 2 December 2016 before the transitional arrangements were amended.
3 July 2017