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 Apr 2018

CFMEU and its site delegate to face court for forcing worker to pay union fees

A CFMEU site delegate, Peter D’Arcy, is facing allegations in the Federal Circuit Court that he forced a worker to join the union and pay union fees at a site in Toowoomba. It is alleged the CFMEU is liable for the delegate’s conduct.
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.
Media Release
14 Feb 2018

High Court rules in favour of ABCC: Court can order officials personally pay penalties

The High Court of Australia today confirmed the Federal Court can order a union official to personally pay a penalty and not seek reimbursement or indemnity from the union.
E-Alert
15 Jan 2018

Contractors - Model Clauses

Using the ABCC’s Model Clauses will help you ensure that you comply with the Building Code 2016 (the 2016 Code). You could be breaching the Code if you do not ensure that your subcontractors are Code compliant on Commonwealth funded building work.
E-Alert
15 Jan 2018

Funding Recipients – what has changed?

Updated Model Clauses and dedicated webpage To assist funding entities and funding recipients to apply the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (2016 Code) on applicable building projects the ABCC has revised a number of key resources including:
Media Release
21 Dec 2017

Court penalises CFMEU $242,000 for ‘abusing’ entry rights at Footscray site

The Federal Court has imposed more than $240,000 in penalties against the CFMEU and two of its officials for deliberately disrupting work on a critical rail infrastructure project in Melbourne.
Industry update
20 Dec 2017

Industry Update November - December 2017

Welcome to the November - December 2017 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.

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