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:
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.
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
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.  
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). 
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.
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.
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:
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.