27 Jul 2022

Major changes to the Building Code

On Monday 25 July 2022, the Government registered a legislative instrument called the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022 (Amended Code). The Amended Code took effect on 26 July 2022.
21 Jul 2022

$5.1 million in payments recovered last financial year for subcontractors under the Building Code

The ABCC assisted subcontractors to recover over $5.1 million in delayed or unpaid progress claims during the 2021-2022 financial year.
15 Jun 2022

National minimum wage to increase by 5.2 per cent

The Fair Work Commission today (15 June 2022) announced a 5.2 per cent ($40 per week) increase to the national minimum wage (NMW), with modern awards increasing by at least 4.6 per cent.
8 Apr 2022

Code non-compliance: Victorian company ASI Electrics Pty Ltd

The ABCC Commissioner has published details of non-compliance by Victorian-based company ASI Electrics Pty Ltd, for breaching the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Cth) (the Code) after it failed to pay a subcontractor on time and breached security of payment laws.
11 Mar 2022

Federal Court decision confirms ABCC guidance on union flags, logos, mottos and indicia

The Federal Court has today clarified the legal interpretation of section 13(2)(j) of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.
2 Mar 2022

Changes to Workplace Relations Management Plans form

What is a Workplace Relations Management Plan?
22 Dec 2021

ABCC achieves milestone of 10,000 enterprise agreement assessments

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has reached a significant milestone assessing 10,000 enterprise agreements for compliance with the Building Code.
12 Nov 2021

Fair Work Commission introduces stop sexual harassment orders

In September 2021, the Australian Parliament passed the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 containing the first part of legislative reforms recommended in the Respect@Work report.
13 Jul 2021

Security of Payment Research Report – Our Impact

The ABCC plays a key role in monitoring compliance with security of payment (SoP) obligations under the Code, and educating Code covered entities on SoP requirements.
17 Jun 2021

FWC announces minimum wage increase

Minimum wages in construction industry modern awards will increase by 2.5 per cent from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2021. These awards include: