Industry Update


Message from the Acting Commissioner

Welcome to the September-October 2017 edition of the ABCC Industry Update.Our 2016-17 Annual Report was tabled in the Parliament in October. The Annual Report reflects a highly productive year across the agency. A summary of the report features in this edition...

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Annual report - significant outcomes by the ABCC in 2016-17

The ABCC annual report for 2016-17 was tabled in Parliament on 19 October 2017.  The report demonstrates the agency’s significant outcomes in its core activities of education, compliance and enforcement.The agency’s key achievements in 2016-17 include:More...

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Court summary – finalised matters

There have been six matters finalised in the Court since the last Industry Update. A summary is below.Maximum penalties against CFMEU for Commonwealth Games site work stoppagesIn a decision handed down on 30 October, the Federal Court imposed a maximum penalty...

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Court summary – new matters

CFMEU facing legal action for alleged right of entry breaches and abusive behaviourFederal Court proceedings were launched on 11 October against the CFMEU and two of its officials for alleged right of entry breaches involving abusive behaviour at the Elwick Road...

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Summary of recent right of entry permit activity

Two union officials have had their right of entry permits suspended after the ABCC made submissions to the Fair Work Commission, since the last edition of Industry Update.  The ABCC publishes a no permit list and a list of permits with conditions.26 October...

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Streamlined process for resubmission of enterprise agreements

Contractors submitting their enterprise agreements for re-assessment, including Fair Work Commission approved agreements, can do so through a streamlined submission process.It is important that when contractors complete the submission form, they advise the ABCC...

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The first year of the 2016 Code

It is almost 12 months since the introduction of the 2016 Code and significant progress has been made to encourage the development of safe, healthy, fair, lawful and productive building sites.Since the commencement of the 2016 Code on 2 December 2016, the ABCC...

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Wages and Entitlements

The ABCC has commenced a national audit of wages and entitlements in the commercial bricklaying sector.We aim to complete these audits by the end of the year.Throughout this audit, we will provide education, assistance and advice to employers. We will also...

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