The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) was abolished on 6 February 2023. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has responsibility for enforcing the Fair Work Act 2009 across the entire building and construction industry.
Review of Security of Payment Laws
A national Review of Security of Payment Laws (the Review) was commissioned in 2017 to examine ways to improve consistency in security of payment legislation and enhance protections to ensure subcontractors get paid on time for work they have done. The final report was published 21 May 2018.
Review of Workplace Health and Safety laws in the construction industry
In 2018, the national review of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulatory framework in the building and construction industry (the review) was completed. The review was conducted by Seyfarth Shaw Australia with assistance from the former Department of Jobs and Small Business.
Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner
The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) aims to promote and improve work health and safety in the Australian building and construction industry through the management of the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme and support for the Federal Safety Commissioner.
National Construction Industry Forum
In July 2023, the Australian Government established the National Construction Industry Forum (NCIF), to provide advice on tackling challenges relating to work in the building and construction industry through tripartite collaboration on issues such as safety, workplace relations, skills and training, industry culture, diversity and gender equity, and productivity.