E-Alert
20 Apr 2020

Notice period for enterprise agreement changes reduced to one day

The Australian Government has announced changes to the Fair Work Regulations that temporarily changes the access period for enterprise agreement variations. The changes reduce the period for proposed variations to
E-Alert
18 Feb 2020

Australian Government releases Building Code discussion paper

The industrial relations consultation process is currently paused due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. The process will recommence in due course.  
E-Alert
5 Dec 2019

Upcoming security of payment audits

The ABCC will soon be conducting a security of payment audit campaign for employers covered by the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code). 
E-Alert
24 Oct 2019

Federal Court confirms: Union officials must comply with federal right of entry laws when entering sites under State OHS laws

A landmark Federal Court decision on right of entry has reconfirmed that union officials entering work sites under State or Territory OHS laws must hold a valid Federal right of entry permit and must show that permit when asked to do so.
E-Alert
21 Oct 2019

Adelaide rally – what are your rights and obligations?

If you work in the South Australian construction industry, you should make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities ahead of the planned rally in the Adelaide CBD on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Employees who are rostered to work and want to attend the rally should get permission to take time off work from their employer.
E-Alert
28 Jun 2019

Minimum wage increase – make sure you are paying the right rate

New minimum wage increases apply from the first full pay period after 1 July 2019. Who do the new rates apply to? Employees who get their pay rates from:
E-Alert
10 Apr 2019

Contractor APM issued exclusion sanction following Building Code breach

Victorian building company APM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd (APM) and its related entity APM Holdings (Aust) Pty Ltd has been issued a one-month exclusion sanction for its failure to comply with state security of payments legislation.
E-Alert
8 Apr 2019

Rallies – what are your rights and obligations?

The ABCC is reminding all building industry participants ahead of nation-wide rallies on 10 April to familiarise themselves with their rights and responsibilities in relation to workers who wish to attend a rally.
E-Alert
12 Mar 2019

Upcoming labour market testing audits

The ABCC will soon be conducting a labour market testing audit campaign for employers covered by the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code). 
E-Alert
14 Dec 2018

ABCC welcomes appointment of new Deputy Commissioners

I am pleased to advise that the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP has announced the appointment of two new Deputy Commissioners to fill vacant roles within the ABCC.

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