Welcome to the March - April 2017 edition of the ABCC’s Industry Update, covering the agency’s activities over the last two months.

In this edition, our usual wrap-up of outcomes of ABCC matters in the courts includes a penalty of nearly $600,000 handed down for coordinated unlawful industrial action across nine construction sites in Victoria.  There is also a new update on Right of Entry permit activity.

This edition provides an update on extra resources to help stakeholders meet the requirements of the Building Code 2016. The update will include new website information, FAQs and advice for code covered entities to meet their Security of Payments obligations.  This is part of our ongoing work to engage with industry on changes to the ABCC and the Building Code under the reforms set out by the Federal Parliament.

As always, if you are seeking we and information or advice we encourage you to visit our website, contact us via 1800 003 338 or by email at

Nigel Hadgkiss Commissioner ABCC