Industry Update


Message from the Director

Welcome to the January and February edition of FWBC’s Industry Update.This edition of Industry Update covers the agency’s actions from 19 December 2015 through to 29 February 2016.As usual, this edition includes a summary of FWBC’s action in the...

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Court summary - New cases

The first two months of the New Year has been a busy time for FWBC with the agency initiating a large number of new proceedings in the courts.In January and February respondents in eight matters were served with notices to appear in claims initiated by the agency.CEPU...

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Court summary - Finalised matters

One matter has been finalised in Court following the previous edition of Industry Update on 18 December 2015. A summary of the case is below. CFMEU and President fined $245,000: “Has there ever been a worse recidivist in the history of the common law?”The...

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Summary of recent Right of Entry Permit activity

Right-of-entry permits allow union officials to enter building worksites under certain circumstances. Within the building and construction industry, holding a permit is deemed a privilege and it is important that the rules governing the use of right-of-entry permits...

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FWBC's compulsory powers explained

When investigating a complaint, FWBC inspectors use all avenues available to them to acquire information from people who are willing to provide it on a voluntary basis. If these avenues are exhausted, the Director may consider using the agency’s compulsory...

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Building Code 2013 - Make it your priority

FWBC takes a strict enforcement approach to the Building Code 2013 (the Building Code).  As such, it is more important than ever that all contractors are aware of the expected standards required under the Building Code.The Building Code applies to the public...

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This information contained in this document is correct as at 8 March 2016.

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