Industry update
21 Nov 2022

Industry Update - November 2022 Edition

In this edition of Industry Update, we provide important information on: the transfer of functions to the Fair Work Ombudsman; the ABCC’s achievements in 2021-22; a notice of non-compliance with the Code, the new Respect@Work website, paid family and domestic violence leave, ABCC litigation news and more.
E-Alert
17 Nov 2022

ABCC Annual Report highlights its achievements

The ABCC’s 2021-22 Annual Report has today been tabled in the Parliament of Australia by the Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations. Key achievements
E-Alert
16 Nov 2022

New paid family and domestic violence leave

From next year, employees will be able to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period. This includes casual and part-time employees.
E-Alert
10 Nov 2022

Important information for the commercial building and construction industry

From today, the Australian Building and Construction Commission’s role enforcing the Fair Work Act 2009 in the commercial building and construction industry has transferred to the Fair Work Ombudsman. What’s changing
Media Release
9 Nov 2022

CFMMEU officials allegedly threatened Perth construction worker unless he and colleagues joined union

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and two of its officials who twice threatened an employee engaged to undertake construction work at Perth’s His Majesty’s Theatre.
Media Release
4 Nov 2022

Publication of Notice of Non-Compliance for St Hilliers Contracting Pty Ltd

The ABCC Commissioner has exercised his power under section 108 of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 to publish details of non-compliance with the Building Code by the privately owned construction company, St Hilliers Contracting Pty Ltd (St Hillier
Media Release
3 Nov 2022

Court penalises business for failing to comply with ABCC compliance notice - orders employer to pay worker

The Federal Circuit and Family Court has awarded penalties totalling $5,200 against Victorian sole trader Shane Chivell, for failure to comply with two statutory notices during an ABCC investigation into the underpayment of a former employee at his business Brighton H
E-Alert
3 Nov 2022

Launch of Respect@Work website to address workplace sexual harassment in Australia

The Australian Human Rights Commission and Respect@Work Council have launched a new website that will help workplaces of all sizes prevent and respond to sexual harassment and create a work culture that is safe, r
E-Alert
27 Oct 2022

Major changes to the functions of the ABCC

From 10 November 2022, the ABCC’s role enforcing the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) in the commercial building and construction industry will transfer to the Fair Work Ombudsman. Which functions will move to the Fair Work Ombudsman?
Industry update
21 Sep 2022

Industry Update - September 2022 Edition

In this edition of Industry Update we provide an overview of the ABCC’s security of payment activities and recoveries from the past three years. You can also view current litigation statistics and read about recent court outcomes.