Industry update
21 Dec 2018

Industry Update November - December 2018

Welcome to the November – December 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
20 Dec 2018

Contractor DMG issued formal warning following Building Code breach

A New South Wales concrete pumping and placement company has been issued a formal warning for its breach of the 2016 Building Code after the Federal Court found the contractor unlawfully threatened to dismiss workers during enterprise agreement negotiations.
14 Dec 2018

ABCC welcomes appointment of new Deputy Commissioners

I am pleased to advise that the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP has announced the appointment of two new Deputy Commissioners to fill vacant roles within the ABCC.
14 Dec 2018

Review of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

The formal report on the independent review of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 was tabled in Federal Parliament on Thursday 6 December, 2018.
Media Release
7 Dec 2018

Highest personal payment order for union official on a "mission to get" subcontractor

The Federal Court has today ordered the CFMMEU and its official Joseph Myles to pay a total of $294,000 after Mr Myles threatened to blockade and organised industrial action at the Springvale Level Crossing site in Melbourne in 2013.
Media Release
6 Dec 2018

High Court dismisses CFMMEU challenge to maximum penalties; orders union to pay ABCC legal costs

The High Court has refused the CFMMEU special leave to appeal against a Full Federal Court decision that imposed maximum penalties of $306,000 on the union for the unlawful conduct of its former Queensland President Dave Hanna.
4 Dec 2018

Compliance with Work Health and Safety Laws

The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) encourages the development of safe, healthy, fair, lawful and productive building sites for the benefit of all building industry participants.
Media Release
7 Nov 2018

Eight CFMMEU officials allegedly breach right of entry laws at Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and eight of its officials after they allegedly entered the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project unlawfully.
Media Release
18 Oct 2018

CFMMEU fined $313,000 and ordered to take out advertisement for threatening to “smash” contractors

The Federal Court has today ordered the CFMMEU and seven of its officers to pay penalties totalling $313,000 for their unlawful conduct against a number of concreting companies at construction sites in Sydney in 2014 and 2015.
17 Oct 2018

E-Alert - Rally advice - reporting question answered

In response to queries, the ABCC provides the following guidance to code covered entities on their obligations under section 16 of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016. Section 16 of the Code does not require any action to be taken where an employer has authorised the absence of their workers.