The collapse of construction company Grocon shows Australia needs effective national security of payment laws to ensure workers, subcontractors and small businesses are not left carrying the can wh
Apprentice & hiring schemes create recipe for exploitation
The 2020 Federal Budget is a missed opportunity to spark a construction boom in the social and affordable housing Australia desperately needs and does little to support apprentices over the long-te
The Australian Financial Review ran an opinion piece by Damien Tudehope, NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business, titled "
The CFMEU's role as a guardian of the Award safety net for construction workers has been backed by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in a decision which reaffirmed workers' rights to be pa
The ABCC fining a Perth subcontractor for unlawful picketing while ignoring the behaviour of the head contractor who withheld progress payments demonstrates how out of touch the regulator is with t
The full bench of the FairWork Commission has categorically rejected a cynical attempt by employers to use the pandemic crisis to cut wages and conditions and reduce the Award safety net for constr
The Victorian construction industry agreement achieves good outcomes for workers and the industry and demonstrates how a cooperative approach between unions and employers can strengthen the industr