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:
Media Release
15 Oct 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU official engaged in threatening behaviour at Morphettville Park Sports Club construction site

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its officials, Michael Jackson, alleging Mr Jackson acted in an improper manner during construction of the Morphettville Park Sports Club in Adelaide.
Industry update
15 Oct 2020

Industry Update - October 2020 Edition

For the October edition of Industry Update we take an in-depth look into Right of Entry, featuring case studies and a need to know guide. Also featured are our upcoming wages and entitlement activities as well as recent court outcomes.
Media Release
2 Oct 2020

CFMMEU officials penalised $292,200 over Palmerston Police Station intimidation

The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU and three of its officials $292,200 for attempting to shut down construction at the Palmerston Police Station site in May 2018.
Media Release
29 Sep 2020

ABCC takes action over unlawful picket at Adelaide site

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings alleging the CFMMEU and four of its officials, together with SA company Core-Form Pty Ltd and two of its directors unlawfully picketed the$27 million East Terrace apartments building site in Adelaide.
Media Release
28 Sep 2020

ABCC alleges NSW company underpaid worker more than $230,000

The ABCC has filed proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court alleging NSW company Open Tiling Services Pty Ltd underpaid an employee more than $230,000 in wages, entitlements and superannuation.
Media Release
25 Sep 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials obstruct critical West Gate Tunnel work

The ABCC has filed proceedings in the Federal Court alleging the CFMMEU and two of its officials committed 46 contraventions when they disrupted night construction work and ignored Victoria Police and WorkSafe instructions at the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel Project in December 2019. 
Media Release
23 Sep 2020

ABCC takes action after NSW company fails to pay subcontractor for work at Parliament House Security Upgrade Project

The ABCC has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against NSW company N-Cap Pty Ltd alleging it failed to comply with a compliance notice requiring it to pay a subcontractor for work at the Australian Parliament House Security Upgrade project in Canberra.
Media Release
22 Sep 2020

ABCC alleges subcontractor terminated for not having union agreement

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against Consolidated Power Projects Australia (CPP) and four staff members alleging the company banned and subsequently terminated a subcontractor because it did not have a union enterprise agreement.
Media Release
21 Sep 2020

CFMMEU and six officials hit with $201,500 in penalties over ACT entry breaches

The Federal Circuit Court in the ACT has penalised the CFMMEU $138,000 and six officials a further $63,500 following breaches of right of entry laws across three apartment project sites in Franklin, Harrison and Wright in 2013 and 2014.