Welcome to the first edition of Industry Update for 2017.

In addition to providing an update on the agency’s activities before the courts in January and February, this edition of Industry Update provides a wrap-up of the ABCC’s appearance at Senate Estimates hearings which were held in Canberra earlier this month.

This edition also includes an article on a new two-step process for contractors seeking advice on enterprise agreements, including information on how contractors can expedite their assessments.

The ABCC continues to work hard to implement the changes brought about by the passage of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 and more recent amendments to the Act and the Building Code. We will continue to endeavour to keep industry participants updated via this newsletter and E-Alerts. We also encourage you to visit our website, contact us via 1800 003 338 or, or email any enterprise agreement-related questions to

Nigel Hadgkiss