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New Health and Safety Act - big impact on multi-contractor sites

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • July 1 2014

The Act is still a Bill at this stage and is due to be reported back from select committee on 13 September. But it has wide support in Parliament and

Proposed reforms to the building and construction industry: draft Commonwealth code changes bargaining behaviour

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • Australia, USA
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  • May 28 2014

Employers connected with the construction industry will be aware that in April the Minister for Employment issued an advance release of the Building

Stop! See you in 24 hours

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • May 26 2014

Changes to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) (WHS Act) that were passed by the Queensland Parliament in April 2014 took effect on 16 May 2014

Proposed Federal Building and Construction Code - where does it leave building contractors now?

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • May 15 2014

The Federal Government has published a much anticipated new Federal Building and Construction Code (Draft Code). Once the Draft Code commences

OFCS could drop ASNZS 4801: 2001 requirement

  • Gadens Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 14 2014

The requirement for builders to obtain ASNZS 4801:2001 certification before tendering for Commonwealth construction work could be dumped, under a

Federal Court finds agreement scope clauses can have broad application

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • April 8 2014

The Federal Court decision in John Holland Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and Fair Work Commission 2014 FCA 286 (27

Union right of entry to workplaces: employers should know their rights

  • CBP Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 7 2014

The holder of a work health and safety (WHS) permit cannot attempt to enter a workplace for another purpose and then later decide to "investigate a

Preventable death of worker results in $65,000 fine

  • Gadens Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2014

A contractor fell and sustained fatal injuries when he stepped on polycarbonate sheeting that was being installed on a shed. This case highlighted the

Fair Work Act right of entry powers and protections for union officials extended

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia
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  • February 18 2014

Companies should be aware of recent case law that clarifies the broad application of the Fair Work Act’s right of entry protections, which make it an

Comprehensive drug and alcohol testing for construction companies

  • Gadens Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 13 2014

The Victorian Premier Denis Napthine recently announced that construction companies will be required to test their workers for drugs and alcohol to be