Industry Update


Message from the Commissioner

Welcome to the last edition of Industry Update for 2016, and the first from the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) since we transitioned from our predecessor agency Fair Work Building and Construction on 2 December 2016.In addition to the usual...

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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. Holding a permit is deemed a privilege and it is important that the rules governing the use of Right of Entry permits are followed by relevant personnel.The ABCC...

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Contacting the ABCC over the holiday period

While we know many in the building and construction industry will be enjoying a well-deserved break over the Christmas and New Year period, the ABCC will remain available to provide assistance with any urgent matters.With the exception of public holidays and weekends...

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Building Code 2016

On 2 December 2016, the Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, issued a new building code. The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Building Code) applies to companies who wish to undertake Commonwealth-funded building...

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Court summary – new matters

Since the last issue of Industry Update, the agency has commenced proceedings in one matter.CFMEU targeted company with deliberate and coordinated campaign, ABCC allegesThe CFMEU and four of its officials, including Queensland State Secretary Michael Ravbar and...

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Court summary – finalised matters

Since the last issue of Industry Update, four matters have been finalised in Court. A summary is below.CFMEU penalised $37,500 for demanding contractor sign secret deal to avoid ongoing strikesThe CFMEU and its former Queensland President David Hanna have been...

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The information contained in this document is correct as at 22 December 2016.

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