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Construction Union Fined for Threatening ‘War’
Business
Friday November 6 2015

Construction Union Fined for Threatening ‘War’

Australia’s biggest building industry union has been fined for threatening ‘war’ on construction contractor John Holland over a dispute at a train station upgrade site in...

Calls for National Building Regulation to be Passed by Senate
Business
Tuesday January 27 2015

Calls for National Building Regulation to be Passed by Senate

The recent announcement by the Victorian Government, to abolish the Victorian Building Code has prompted the Australian Constructors Association (ACA) to again call on the Australian...

Abolition of Vic Construction Code Creates Urgency for IR Reform
Business
Friday January 23 2015

Abolition of Vic Construction Code Creates Urgency for IR Reform

“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...

Union Boss Lashes Out at Media Report
Commercial
Friday July 4 2014

Union Boss Lashes Out at Media Report

The boss of the nation’s biggest building union has hit out at a media report about union conduct on construction sites, accusing the report of playing...

Why the ABCC Must Be Reborn
Business
Wednesday April 23 2014

Why the ABCC Must Be Reborn

Today’s 24-hour media cycle can make news feel even more fleeting than in days when yesterday’s newspapers were tomorrow’s fish and chip paper. But participants in...

Australia Loses 7,700 Construction Work Days
Business
Monday March 24 2014

Australia Loses 7,700 Construction Work Days

As debate surrounding the proposed reintroduction of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) gathers pace, new figures show that the nation’s building industry lost 7,700...

Tony Abbott: ‘IR Changes Key to Jobs’
Business
Wednesday February 26 2014

Tony Abbott: ‘IR Changes Key to Jobs’

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has put ridding the country of "industrial lawlessness" at the heart of his plan to grow the economy and improve the budget.

Targeting Union Access on ‘Greenfield Sites’ a Gov’t Priority
Business
Saturday February 8 2014

Targeting Union Access on ‘Greenfield Sites’ a Gov’t Priority

The Abbott government will target union access to the workplace and the negotiation process on so-called greenfield sites as it builds on its new-found momentum on...

Building Cop Should be Reborn: Senate Committee
Business
Wednesday December 4 2013

Building Cop Should be Reborn: Senate Committee

The former Australian Building and Construction Commission made a significant contribution toward the productivity of the building industry in Australia and should be reinstated, the Senate...