Industry Update


Message from the Acting Commissioner

Welcome to the last Industry Update for 2017.In this edition we take stock of the first 12 months since the ABCC was re-established on 2 December 2016. We have made significant progress in our core activities of education, compliance and enforcement and will continue...

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ABCC marks first anniversary

This month marks our first anniversary since the ABCC was re-established on 2 December 2016.In that time, we have continued to make significant progress in our core activities of education, compliance and enforcement.Over the past 12 months, we have undertaken...

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Reporting security of payment matters

Under the 2016 Code, the ABCC monitors the compliance of code covered contractors with state and territory security of payment legislation.Code covered contractors must do all of the following:comply with security of payment legislationhave a documented dispute...

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Court summary

The ABCC finalised one matter before the courts in Queensland and launched proceedings in another matter in South Australia since the last Industry Update. A summary is below:Finalised matterCFMEU penalised $54,500 after demanding Queensland workers join the unionOn...

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High Court update

On 17 November, the High Court refused to grant special leave to CFMEU official Michael Powell and the Victorian WorkCover Authority to appeal against a Full Federal Court decision. The case related to union officials exercising right of entry under state or territory...

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Summary of recent right of entry permit activity

6 November 2017 – CFMEU WA (Brad Upton)The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has declined to grant a right of entry permit to WA CFMEU organiser Bradley Upton.Mr Upton had previously been ordered to pay civil penalties for unlawful conduct at the Wheatstone Project...

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Contacting the ABCC over the holiday period

The ABCC will remain available to provide assistance with any urgent matters during the festive season.With the exception of public holidays and weekends, our investigators can be contacted over the holiday period between the hours of 9am and 5pm on the ABCC hotline...

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The information contained in this document is correct as at 20 December 2017.

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