Industry Update


Message from the Commissioner

Welcome to the May-June 2017 edition of the ABCC’s Industry Update, covering the activities of the Australian Building and Construction Commission during the last two months.In this edition, we include the latest advice from our Building Code Group, particularly...

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Court summary: finalised matters

CFMEU penalised $86,000 after trying to force Qld workers to join the unionThe CFMEU and a union delegate were penalised $86,000 after attempting to force two Brisbane construction workers to join their union or be turned away from the site.The Federal Circuit...

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Building Code 2016 – Progress Update

It has been almost eight months since the Building Code 2016 (the Code) commenced and things are in full swing. As of the 19 July 2017:1,706 agreements and individual clauses have been received for assessment from unions, industry associations and contractors;currently...

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Building work to which the Code applies

It has come to our attention that some contractors are requesting letters of compliance when they are not required under the Building Code 2016 (the Code).The Code only applies in respect of building work. The definition of building work has the same meaning as...

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ABCC at Senate Estimates

The Australian Building and Construction Commission appeared before the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee at the 2016-17 Budget Estimates hearing on 30 May 2017.In his opening statement to the committee, Commissioner Nigel Hadgkiss focused on...

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The information contained in this document is correct as at 19 July 2017.

Produced by the Australian Building and Construction Commission ABN 68 003 725 098. The material contained in this pamphlet is for general information only. It does not reflect all the technicalities of the relevant law and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances. The Australian Government, its employees and agents do not accept any liability for action taken in reliance on this document and disclaim all liability arising from any errors or omissions contained in this document.