E-Alert
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.
E-Alert
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:
E-Alert
4 Jun 2021

ACT CFMMEU branch secretary Jason O’Mara loses right of entry permit for three months

On 2 June 2021 the Fair Work Commission suspended for three months the federal entry permit of Jason Lawrence O’Mara, assistant secretary of the ACT branch of the CFMMEU.
E-Alert
24 May 2021

Michael Greenfield added to no permit list

On 19 May 2021 the CFMMEU discontinued its application for an entry permit to be issued to Michael Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of the NSW Branch of the CFMMEU. Mr Greenfield’s entry permit expired on 19 May 2021 and he is no longer authorised to exercise entry rights in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009.
E-Alert
13 Apr 2021

High Court determination settles right of entry permit requirement

The requirement for union officials to hold a valid federal right of entry permit when entering work sites under State or Territory OHS laws has been upheld following a High Court determination. The High Court on 8 April 2021 refused to allow the CFMMEU special leave to appeal a 2020 Full Federal Court decision.
E-Alert
19 Oct 2020

Increase in minimum wage

Minimum wages in construction industry modern awards will increase by 1.75 per cent from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 November 2020.These awards include:
E-Alert
1 Jul 2020

Changes to the Building and Construction General On-site Award

This E-Alert addresses important changes to the Building and Construction General On-site Award that take effect from 1 July 2020. Both employers and employees should note the changes. Employers should ensure they are implemented from the first full pay period after 1 July 2020.
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.  

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