Media Release
17 Jul 2018

ABCC launches campaign to help secure subcontractors’ payments

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner Stephen McBurney today launched a national campaign aimed at security of payments for subcontractors in the building and construction sector.
Media Release
25 Jun 2018

Landmark ruling: CFMMEU official to feel sting of penalties for breaking the law; union penalty almost doubled

In a significant decision today the Full Federal Court confirmed it will order a CFMMEU official to personally pay his penalty for breaking the law, without seeking or receiving financial assistance from the union. 
Media Release
22 Jun 2018

Federal Court: CFMMEU senior leadership condoned lawbreaking; $142,000 penalty imposed

The Federal Court has imposed total penalties of $142,000 on the CFMMEU and three of its officials for taking coercive action at a Carlton building site in March 2015 on the basis that senior CFMMEU leadership condoned the contravening conduct.
Media Release
14 Jun 2018

Court penalises CFMMEU and official for threatening and abusing workers

The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU and its official Bradley Upton $51,300 for abusing and threatening construction workers on the Gorgon LNG Project in Western Australia.
5 Jun 2018

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

On Friday 1 June 2018 the Fair Work Commission announced a 3.5% increase to the minimum wage. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2018. The increase affects the minimum wage in modern awards, as well as allowances that are based on the minimum rate of pay.
24 May 2018

CFMEU and MUA amalgamation does NOT impact validity of CFMEU or MUA right of entry permits under the Fair Work Act

On Tuesday 27 March 2018, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) amalgamated. The new organisation is called the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU).
Industry update
3 May 2018

Industry Update April-May 2018

Welcome to the April - May 2018 edition of Industry update, our bi-monthly online newsletter.  Industry Update provides updates on the latest activities of the ABCC, industry trends, and emerging issues.
Media Release
24 Apr 2018

CFMMEU and seven officials penalised $522,000 for month-long work stoppages across Brisbane sites

The CFMMEU and seven of its officials have been penalised $522,000 by the Federal Court for month-long strikes and work stoppages at construction sites across six Brisbane sites in 2016.
Media Release
9 Mar 2018

CFMEU and 19 officials penalised $817,500 for “deliberate, flagrant and systematic” campaign in Queensland

The CFMEU and 19 of its officials have been penalised $817,500 after they shut down two major Brisbane sites in a “deliberate, flagrant and systematic” campaign aimed at forcing the sites’ head contractor to sign a CFMEU enterprise agreement.
Media Release
26 Feb 2018

Court penalises CFMEU “gatekeeper” for enforcing ‘no-ticket, no-start’ on Melbourne construction site

The Federal Court today imposed penalties totalling $105,000 against the CFMEU and a shop steward for stopping two workers, who were not financial members of the CFMEU, from working on the Quest Apartments construction site in Melbourne.