Media Release
1 Jul 2020

ABCC investigating Hawthorn East incident

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has commenced an investigation into an incident that occurred yesterday (30 June) at Eastside Village on Toorak Road, Hawthorn East.
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.
Media Release
29 Jun 2020

ABCC commences Federal Circuit Court action against CEPU and official

The ABCC has today commenced Federal Circuit Court action alleging the CEPU and its official Daniel Bessell acted in an improper manner and failed to comply with site occupational health and safety requirements during a visit to a Buddina construction site in Queensland in July 2018.
Media Release
26 Jun 2020

ABCC successful in age discrimination case

In a decision delivered by the Federal Court today, a Western Australian labour hire company has been found to have discriminated against a worker because of his age.
Media Release
19 Jun 2020

Wake up call for labour hire employers on wages

An Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) audit of 63 labour hire employers revealed a disappointing 79 per cent didn’t meet all their obligations under Australia’s workplace laws.
Industry update
10 Jun 2020

Industry Update - June 2020 Edition

The June edition of Industry Update features the latest information from the ABCC, Commonwealth, state and territory initiatives for the construction industry during and post the COVID-19 pandemic, court outcomes and more.
Media Release
5 Jun 2020

Court penalises CFMMEU for its “unconscionable war against free association” on building sites

The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU and two of its officials $123,500 as a result of unlawfully coercing workers to join and pay membership fees to the union and coercing subcontractors to pay “union rates” during construction work on Melbourne University’s college site in Parkville in 2016.
Media Release
29 May 2020

ABCC court action sees building director penalised $54,000 for ‘wage theft’

The Federal Circuit Court has today imposed penalties totalling $54,000 against the former director of Victorian building company, SWAT Building Systems.
14 May 2020

The Building Code 2016

I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to land, waters and community. I pay my respects to elders past, present and future.