Industry Update


Message from the Director

It has been a very busy few months at Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC). We have put several new cases before the courts in recent months, which you can read more about in the ‘New FWBC cases in court’ section of this Industry Update. A...

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FWBC resources to help you

FWBC resources to help you FWBC has a range of resources available to help people working in the building and construction industry understand their rights and responsibilities. FWBC’s OnSite App provides information and answers to common scenarios...

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Compulsory powers extended

FWBC has compulsory examination powers to help in its investigative work, which mean it can compel a person to come and give evidence in an investigation. These powers were due to expire at the end of May this year.The Parliament has voted for FWBC to keep its...

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The Building Code

Do you work on a Commonwealth-funded construction project? If you do, the Building Code 2013 will apply to your site. This means everyone on the site has to comply with the Government’s standards for conduct on the site.FWBC has some helpful material on its...

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Court fines CFMEU and officials $545,000

The CFMEU and five of its officials have been fined $545,000 for unlawful coercion at a taxpayer-funded housing project for the long-term homeless.The CFMEU officials disrupted work at the site for seven days in a bid to coerce the head contractor into signing...

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Finalised FWBC court cases

A summary of FWBC court matters that have been recently finalised:  Court fines CFMEU and official $24,000 after official racially abuses site rep ·         CFMEU fined $20,000 and official Bradley Upton...

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New FWBC cases in court

It’s been a busy few months at FWBC. Here is a roundup of recent cases that FWBC has filed in the Courts around Australia. CFMEU & representatives allegedly broke law 822 times after sites shut down for 97 days ·        ...

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