Victoria Govt To Bring Back Construction Code

Share On Stumble
construction

The Victorian government looks set to reinstate its tough stance against building unions after winning a legal appeal to uphold its construction code.

In a major decision delivered in May, Federal Court Justice Mordy Bromberg ruled the government broke federal workplace laws by threatening not to use builder Lend Lease on the new Bendigo Hospital project.

The government had said an agreement struck between Lend Lease and the CFMEU did not comply with its construction code for publicly funded projects.

The Full Bench of the Federal Court on Thursday upheld the state government's appeal against the decision.

Finance Minister Robert Clark said the government would look at reinstating the code, which was watered down after the May decision.

"The guidelines play a key role in ensuring that Victorian building sites operate in a productive and law-abiding manner and that Victorian taxpayers receive value for money on state-funded projects," Mr Clark said.

Mr Clark said the state would also benefit from the federal government's planned reinstatement of the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

CONTRIBUTED BY:


News and Industry press material produced by Sourceable staff...

SHARE

Share On Stumble

Comments

 characters available
*Please refer to our comment policy before submitting
advertisement

More Construction

Are We Delivering Value with Tendering of Construction Projects?

value

The commercial construction sector has undergone many significant and... Procurement

Residential Construction Has Passed its Peak

residential construction

Leading industry economist says residential construction activity in Australia... Residential

Landfilling Construction Waste in Australia

landfill waste

Landfilling our construction waste is just not sustainable given... Green

advertisement