Industry Update


Message from FWBC Director Nigel Hadgkiss

On 21 October 2013, I started as the Director of Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC).I am delighted to take on this role, for what promises to be an opportunity to bring about much needed reform.As many of you would know, I served as the Director of the...

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Attempted unlawful access to site documents

FWBC is reminding Right of Entry (ROE) permit holders and contractors to be aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to ROE permits. FWBC has information about a permit holder gaining access to confidential documents during a health and safety investigation.ROE...

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New arrangements for wages and entitlements

From now on, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will handle wages and entitlement matters relating to the building and construction industry.FWO has specialist expertise dealing with these matters. As a result, FWBC will complete all of the wages and entitlement matters...

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How FWBC can help small businesses

A recent Productivity Commission report has shown that small businesses benefit most when communication is effective and information is accessible.FWBC is committed to supporting small businesses and has a range of resources to help them comply with the laws we...

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Right of Entry: your responsibilities

FWBC wants to remind industry participants of the resources available to explain rights and responsibilities under Right of Entry (ROE) provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act).FWBC provides ROE information for all industry participants.This includes:a Right...

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FWBC Annual Report available now

FWBC’s first full-year Annual Report was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 30 October 2013 and is now available on our website.From 1 July 2012 until 30 June 2013 FWBC:conducted, 461 new investigations into alleged breaches of workplace relations laws;conducted...

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