Industry Update


Message from the Director

Welcome to the November edition of Industry Update.It has been another busy period at Fair Work Building & Construction.On 16 October 2015, amendments to the fitness for work Building Code legislation came into force for all contractors covered by the Building...

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FWBC 2014-15 Annual Report Now Available

The FWBC 2014-15 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 15 October 2015 and is available to download or view online.Key FWBC highlights from the 2014/15 financial year include:a 250% increase in compulsory examinationsa 44% increase in new legal proceedingsestablishment...

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New drug & alcohol amendments to the Building Code

Changes to the Building Code 2013 (Building Code) mean that drug and alcohol testing is now mandatory on most Federal Government funded projects. The new drug and alcohol testing requirements apply to many current and future construction projects. FWBC is responsible...

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Summary of recent Right of Entry Permit activity

Right-of-entry permits enable union officials to enter building worksites under certain circumstances.Holding a permit is a privilege and it is important that the rules governing the use of right-of-entry permits are followed by all industry participants.FWBC sometimes...

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Court Summary - New Cases

Fair Work Building & Construction has filed six new court actions since August 6 2015. A summary of each case is below: CFMEU’s Joe McDonald allegedly leads strike action after head contractor obeys the law 6 August• CFMEU Assistant State...

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Court Summary - Finalised matters

Five matters have been finalised in the Courts following the previous edition of Industry Update. A summary of the outcomes are outlined below:Court fines Baulderstone & two senior managers in freedom of association case10 August 2015• Baulderstone was...

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This information contained in this document is correct as at 27 August 2015.

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