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.
Welcome to the first edition of Enterprise Agreement News. In this edition we will be discussing evidence required to tender for Commonwealth funded building work.
The ABCC has provided this information to assist tenderers to meet the Workplace Relations Management Plans (WRMPs) content requirements in Schedule 4 of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code). However, it is not an exhaustive list of the matters that must be addressed.
The ABCC is responsible for promoting and monitoring compliance with the Code. To do this, we conduct site inspections, desktop audits and field audits.
Public holiday entitlements are provided for under the National Employment Standards. They apply to all employees in the national workplace system, regardless of the applicable employment arrangement. Under the National Employment Standards employees may be absent from work on a public holiday.
As a funding recipient, what are my responsibilities regarding tenders?
As a funding recipient you may be contractually obligated through your funding agreement with the Commonwealth to ensure that certain aspects of the Code are applied when procuring building work that meets the required financial thresholds.
Under Senate Continuing Order No. 12, all government agencies are required to provide an indexed list of all relevant files created by the agency.
Industrial action is primarily regulated under the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). But industrial action in relation to building work is subject to more rules under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act).
proof of eligibility assessment tool
The ABCC monitors compliance with, and enforces the workplace relations laws that apply to, the building and construction industry.
Our jurisdiction covers those who are, by statutory definition, a ‘building industry participant’: someone who is involved with ‘building work’.