E-Alert
14 Sep 2018

Tendering for building work just got easier

The ABCC is committed to reducing red tape and promoting greater efficiencies in the building and construction industry. We want to make it easier to comply with the Building Code and designated building laws.
Media Release
27 Aug 2018

CFMMEU penalised $81,600 after threatening to “go to war” with Royal Adelaide Hospital subcontractor

The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU $81,600 for the conduct of its Assistant Secretary, Jim O’Connor, and a site delegate for attempting to coerce a subcontractor to terminate a worker and replace him with a union office holder at the Royal Adelaide Hospital site in 2014.
E-Alert
27 Aug 2018

Deadline for reporting payment disputes and delays

Code covered contractors are reminded that from 1 September 2018, the ABCC will treat any failure to report disputed or delayed payments as a breach of the Code.
Media Release
21 Aug 2018

ABCC officers visit Pacific Complete project to talk about security of payment responsibilities

Australian Building and Construction Commission officers will be in northern New South Wales this week talking to contractors involved in the $4.3 billion Pacific Complete project about their security of payment responsibilities.
Media Release
16 Aug 2018

Two Tasmanian cases take CFMMEU penalties for the week to $822,500

The Federal Court has today handed down penalties totalling $245,500 in two cases in Tasmania involving the CFMMEU and its official Richard Hassett.
Media Release
14 Aug 2018

Full Federal Court reinforces concerns over CFMMEU’s blatant unlawful behaviour; upholds maximum penalty

The Full Federal Court has today upheld an earlier decision of the Federal Circuit Court to impose maximum penalties on the CFMMEU for the unlawful conduct in February 2015 of its then Queensland President Dave Hanna.
Media Release
14 Aug 2018

CFMMEU and two officials penalised $271,500 for ‘defiant’ and ‘disgraceful’ conduct on Bendigo site

The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totaling $271,500 against the CFMMEU and two of its officials after they refused to show their right of entry permits and were abusive when asked to do so at the Bendigo Theatre site in Victoria. Background Facts
Industry update
4 Aug 2018

Industry update June - July 2018

Welcome to the June - July 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.
E-Alert
2 Aug 2018

The ABCC On Site app is here

Do you have a question about your workplace rights on site?
Media Release
2 Aug 2018

Federal Court makes first personal payment order against CFMMEU repeat offender

Following a landmark ruling by the High Court earlier this year the Full Federal Court has today ordered CFMMEU official Joseph Myles to personally pay a penalty of $19,500.  Today’s order prevents Mr Myles from seeking any financial benefit from the CFMMEU to pay the penalty.

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