September - October 2016 Industry Update

FWBC in Parliament

The FWBC annual report for 2015/16 was tabled in Parliament on 13 October 2016. The following week FWBC appeared before the Employment and Education Senate Committee at the Supplementary Budget Estimates hearing on 19 October 2016.

FWBC’s annual report was prepared to inform the Australian Parliament about FWBC’s performance and activities throughout the 2015/16 financial year.

Key highlights include:

  • Second highest number of legal proceedings commenced in the history of FWBC and its predecessor agencies (the ABCC and Building Industry Taskforce)
  • FWBC successful in 21 of the 22 cases finalised (95 per cent)
  • 30 per cent increase in total penalties awarded in FWBC cases
  • 97 per cent of enquiries to the 1800 hotline answered within 60 seconds.

A summary of the report can be accessed by viewing the FWBC Director Nigel Hadgkiss’ foreword here, while the full version of the report can be downloaded from the FWBC website.

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