Labor Fails Construction Scorecard
Bill Shorten and the Australian Labor Party have failed a building industry scorecard for federal election policies.
Govt Set to Secure Massive New Win on ABCC
The transition period for a new code of conduct governing workplace relations on Commonwealth funded projects could be reduced from two years to nine months and...
What Builders Need to Know About the ABCC at a Practical Level
Predictably, reactions to the passing of the legislation to reinstate the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) in December were mixed.
ABCC Lives – Building Cop Reborn
The former Australian Building and Construction Commission is set to be reborn after the bill to re-establish the ABCC passed the Senate.
Building Watchdog Cut Funding to Oversight Body
Australia’s watchdog for workplace relations within the building and construction industry cut funding to a body which is tasked with the oversight of its executive powers,...
PM: Unions Driving Women Out of Construction
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says union thuggery is partly to blame for the lack of women working on construction sites.
July 2 Election Likely after ABCC Defeat
Australians could be going to the polls on July 2 after the Senate shot down the federal government's attempt to restore the building industry watchdog.
Disputes Up Since Abolition of ABCC
Disputes within the construction sector have risen since the Australian Building and Construction Commission was abolished, a government minister claims.
Restoring Govt Integrity ‘More Vital’ than ABCC
Freezing politicians' pay and making MPs take economy-class flights would do more to restore integrity than a building industry watchdog, says independent senator John Madigan.
UN Fails to Find Against Construction Cop
The United Nations' labour agency has not recommended changes to the coalition government's building industry watchdog after unions raised concerns about the controversial body.
Building Watchdog Defends Costly Cupboard
The controversial construction industry watchdog has defended spending more than $6000 of taxpayers' money on a lockable coat cupboard and shelving for its boss's office.