Thu 01 Dec 2016

ABCC Decision – CCF National Statement

The Civil Contractors Federation, Australia’s peak body representing the civil construction industry, welcomes the passage of legislation reintroducing the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

Negotiations resulted in over 20 amendments to the original Bill. Some of these amendments cover:

  • Retrospectivity;
  • Terms of Payment;
  • Reversing the onus of proof on wrongdoing;
  • New government procurement guidelines, and
  • Curbs on the use of 457 visas in the construction sector.

Whilst it will take time to analyse the precise effect of the amendments on our Members, overall, we have had a win on this most significant issue.

1-12-16 ABCC BREAKTHROUGH – National Statement