Industry Update


Message from the Commissioner

The ABCC has hit a number of significant milestones since the last Industry Update. First up, we have now launched our new ABCC On Site app. The app is written in plain, easy to understand language and steps employers, employees, site managers and union officials...

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Information at your fingertips

The ABCC has now launched its free app for mobile devices. ABCC On Site enables people on building sites to have access to information at their fingertips.Workers, employers, site managers and union officials can view real-life examples of the common issues on...

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Security of payments – nation-wide campaign commences

The ABCC has begun a nation-wide campaign to educate contractors on their responsibilities to pay their subcontractors on time under the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016. The campaign is focusing on contractors’ obligations and subcontractors’...

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Zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol on construction sites

The ABCC regulates the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.  The Code has strict rules about fitness for work.Code covered contractors are reminded that they must ensure all of their sites have an approach to managing drug and alcohol...

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Are you paying your workers correctly?

Building and construction employers are encouraged to make sure they are paying their employees correctly.Over the past 12 months the ABCC has recovered $241,986 for 183 employees. The money related to the underpayment of wages and workers’ entitlements.The successful...

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Court summary: finalised matters

There have been four matters finalised in the courts since the last Industry Update. A summary is below:CFMMEU and officials fined $137,590 for ‘cavalier’ and ‘reprehensible’ attitudeOn 27 July 2018, the Federal Court imposed penalties totalling $137,590...

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Court summary: new matters

Two new matters have been filed in the courts since the last Industry Update. A summary is below:First claim of unlawful picketing filed in Court over alleged CFMMEU blockade in MelbourneThe ABCC has commenced the first case alleging contraventions of the new unlawful...

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Education and awareness raising a key focus for the ABCC

As a full service regulator, one of the ABCC’s key priorities is education. In 2017-18, the ABCC undertook 171 presentations to more than 5,100 people aimed at better educating industry participants on their rights and responsibilities. Most of these presentations...

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The information contained in this document is correct as at 31 July 2018.

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