Industry Update


Message from the Director

Welcome to the May and June edition of FWBC’s Industry Update, covering the agency’s actions from 1 May to 30 June 2016.In this edition, our usual wrap up of FWBC’s action in the Fair Work Commission and the courts over the past two months includes...

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Court summary - New cases

Since the last issue of Industry Update, the following six court matters have been initiated by FWBC.Summaries of all current and past FWBC-initiated Court proceedings are available on our website.Melbourne company and CFMEU to face court for demanding worker pay...

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Court summary - Finalised matters

Since the last issue of Industry Update, three matters have been finalised in Court. Summaries of the matters are below.Summaries of all current and past FWBC-initiated Court proceedings are available on our website.CFMEU and official fined $78,000: Judge says...

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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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Building Code 2013 – Enterprise Agreement Assessments

From 18 May 2016, FWBC’s compliance role expanded to include assessing each clause of new enterprise agreements made on or after 18 May 2016 for compliance against the requirements of the Building Code 2013. Contractors who want to express interest in...

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Security of Payments

FWBC has recently received calls from subcontractors seeking assistance in pursuing head contractors for payment, where payment for work has been withheld due to a dispute between the parties.FWBC’s scope for assisting with these matters is limited due to...

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This information contained in this document is correct as at 4 July 2016.

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