Industry update
14 May 2020

Industry Update - May 2020 Edition

With billions of dollars of infrastructure projects underway, the May edition of Industry Update steps you through the Building Code and provides valuable advice to contractors considering tendering for Commonwealth-funded building work.
Media Release
5 May 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials ignored safety directives at Westconnex Stage 2 site

The ABCC has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and two of its officials alleging they ignored a safety request and acted in an improper manner at the Westconnex Stage 2 site in Sydney in 2019.
Media Release
28 Apr 2020

CFMMEU and official penalised over stop work at Glebe apartment project

The Federal Court has today handed down penalties totaling $193,000 against the CFMMEU and one of its organisers Anthony Sloane after Mr Sloane stopped work on a Sydney construction site in February 2018 over a one-hour pay claim.
Media Release
21 Apr 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials repeatedly disrupt work at Adelaide Airport site

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and nine of its officials over several alleged contraventions that occurred on the redevelopment site of Terminal 1 at Adelaide Airport in 2019.
Media Release
21 Apr 2020

CFMMEU Tas assistant secretary hit with personal payment order for latest breach

The Federal Court today ordered CFMMEU state assistant secretary Richard Hassett personally pay a $10,000 penalty for the latest in a series of right of entry breaches.
20 Apr 2020

Notice period for enterprise agreement changes reduced to one day

The Australian Government has announced changes to the Fair Work Regulations that temporarily changes the access period for enterprise agreement variations. The changes reduce the period for proposed variations to
Industry update
15 Apr 2020

Industry Update - April 2020 Edition

The April edition of Industry Update features the latest information from the ABCC in response to COVID-19: FAQs, information on how to keep your worksite safe and more.
Media Release
14 Apr 2020

CFMMEU officials allegedly breach right of entry at Hobart Construction site

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action alleging the CFMMEU and two of its Tasmanian officials breached right of entry laws during construction of serviced apartments in Hobart in 2019.
Industry update
12 Mar 2020

Industry Update - March 2020 Edition

The March edition of Industry Update features the latest activities of the ABCC: Phoenixing, Security of Payments, New Court Matters, Court Outcomes and more.
Media Release
2 Mar 2020

CFMMEU handed hefty penalty in NSW coercion case

The CFMMEU has been hit with a major financial penalty with the Federal Circuit Court penalising the union and five of its officials $486,500. The union was found to have organised unlawful blockades and work disruptions targeting Sydney concreting company De Martin and Gasparini (DMG) in 2015.