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What the return of the ABCC means for you
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 15 2016

The Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (Building Act) became law on 1 December 2016, and became operational on the

The Latest in Labour Law: A Stewart McKelvey Newsletter - Onsite OHS liability: Who is (and who is not) the true constructor?
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Australia
  • December 15 2016

In a recent decision, R v McCarthy’s Roofing Limited, Judge Anne Derrick provided some much-needed clarity around what it means to be a “constructor”

Scissors, Paper, ROC - the ABCC and the ROC are here
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • December 13 2016

In recent weeks, the Senate has passed two bills which have already become law. This new legislation establishes and gives powers to the Registered

Hotly debated industrial relations legislation gets through
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • December 1 2016

The two Bills that triggered the nation’s double dissolution election, namely, the Registered Organisations Bill 2014 and the Building and

ABCC back in business, review contracts and enterprise agreements now
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 30 2016

With the passage through Senate earlier today of the final stage of the Government's industrial relations reform agenda to re-establish the

Code Orange Moving to Green: New Building Code for Construction Sector
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 29 2016

The passing of the Registered Organisations Bill on by the Senate on Tuesday 22 November 2016 and the passage of the Building and Construction

General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before

Manslaughter prosecution for concrete wall panel deaths
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 18 2016

If you are in the construction industry, and in particular build pre-cast and tilt-up concrete wall panels, or have contracted someone to build for

Independent Contractor Shams Can Be Expensive: Fundraising Company and its Director Together Fined $124,000 - MDC Legal
  • MDC Legal
  • Australia
  • November 17 2016

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has recently fined a company and its director $124,000 for sham contracting with a British backpacker on a

Yes, it’s unlawful to require union EBA!
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • October 31 2016

A recent decision in a penalty hearing before the Federal Circuit Court serves as a warning for construction companies of the potential risks when