The new Building Industry Code 2013 came into operation on 1 February 2013, replacing the Federal Government’s former Implementation Guidelines for the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry. The Code gives the procurement guidelines legislative backing in an effort to provide greater certainty in the standards building industry participants need to demonstrate when tendering for Government work. Employers in the building industry should familiarise themselves with the Code, particularly the provisions about workplace bargaining, to ensure their compliance.