Industry Update


Message from the Director

Welcome to this month’s edition of Industry Update.It has been a busy month at Fair Work Building & Construction. We currently have 156 investigations underway and 45 cases in court.This newsletter includes topics that affect a range of people in the...

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Enterprise Agreements and a Federal Building Code: Update

On 17 April 2014, Employment Minister Eric Abetz released the Federal Government’s proposed new Building Code. It aims to use the Government’s purchasing power to promote workplace arrangements that drive productivity, flexibility and compliance with...

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Consequences for law-breaking right of entry permit holders

Federal right of entry permits are issued by the Fair Work Commission to union officials to allow them to enter building and construction sites under certain conditions.The law allows union officials to investigate breaches of workplace law, hold discussions with...

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Compulsory examinations

FWBC has become aware of a number of misconceptions within the building and construction industry about our compulsory examination powers. In this edition of Industry Update, we will help you separate myth from fact.MYTH – Compulsory examinations will only...

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Building Code – Caution about Private Construction Register

FWBC is aware of a small consultancy business which has established an unauthorised construction code compliance register.The business is also offering advice to building and construction companies about whether they are compliant with state and Federal building...

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FWBC Courts Wrap-Up

Here is an update of matters lodged in the courts in November: NEW CASES FILED WITH THE COURTSSuspend CFMEU SA state secretary Aaron Cartledge’s permit says FWBCFWBC has applied for four CFMEU officials, including SA State Secretary Aaron Cartledge...

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FWBC availability over Christmas

FWBC investigators can be contacted during the Christmas period to provide assistance on urgent matters.Contact our Hotline on 1800 003 338 to be put through to an investigator.This arrangement will be in place from 12 pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014, with normal...

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