“The abolition by the Victorian Government of the Victorian Construction Code, Implementation Guidelines and regulator is very disappointing as they were playing a vital role in protecting employers and the community from unlawful, unacceptable and unproductive practices on construction sites,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.

“This development in Victoria increases the urgency for the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill to be passed by the Senate.  The Bill would restore similar arrangements to those which were successfully in place between 2005 and 2009, when a strong regulator (the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner), a…