Industry update
26 Nov 2019

Industry Update November-December 2019 edition

Welcome to the November-December 2019 edition of Industry Update, our online newsletter for the building and construction industry. Industry Update provides information on the latest activities of the ABCC, industry trends and emerging issues.
Media Release
19 Nov 2019

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials threatened and intimidated NSW crane workers and company

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and seven officials alleging they targeted Wollongong crane company WGC Cranes and its workers as part of a campaign to coerce the company to sign up to a new CFMMEU enterprise agreement.
Media Release
13 Nov 2019

Stop work over demand for bigger shed costs CFMMEU and officials $50,500

The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU $38,000 and two of its officials a total of $12,500 after they organised a work stoppage at a $30 million Brighton apartment project over demands for a larger site shed and dedicated female toilet.
Media Release
1 Nov 2019

Court penalises CFMMEU and its official $39,050 for ‘offensive’ and ‘unprovoked’ abuse of subcontractor

The Federal Circuit Court has today imposed penalties totalling $39,050 against the CFMMEU and its official Blake Hynes after he acted in an aggressive manner and abused subcontractor Enco’s general manager at the Logan Enhancement Project.
Media Release
30 Oct 2019

ABCC alleges actions of CFMMEU QLD state secretary and organisers threatened safety on major road project

The ABCC has commenced action in the Federal Court alleging the conduct of the CFMMEU and three of its officials led to work being halted during a critical bridge construction stage on the upgrade of the Bruce Highway from Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway. In its statement of claim, the ABCC is alleging:
24 Oct 2019

Federal Court confirms: Union officials must comply with federal right of entry laws when entering sites under State OHS laws

A landmark Federal Court decision on right of entry has reconfirmed that union officials entering work sites under State or Territory OHS laws must hold a valid Federal right of entry permit and must show that permit when asked to do so.
Media Release
23 Oct 2019

Federal Court decision reaffirms that union officials must comply with federal right of entry laws

The Federal Court has today ruled that union officials must hold and show a valid federal right of entry permit upon request when visiting construction sites for safety reasons.
Media Release
21 Oct 2019

Adelaide rally – know your rights and responsibilities

South Australian construction employees and their employers are being reminded to understand their rights and responsibilities ahead of Wednesday’s planned rally in the CBD.
Media Release
21 Oct 2019

ABCC annual report highlights its role as a full-service regulator

The Australian Building and Construction Commission’s 2018-19 Annual Report has been tabled in Federal Parliament today and is available on the Commission’s website.
21 Oct 2019

Adelaide rally – what are your rights and obligations?

If you work in the South Australian construction industry, you should make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities ahead of the planned rally in the Adelaide CBD on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Employees who are rostered to work and want to attend the rally should get permission to take time off work from their employer.