Australian Building and Construction Industry

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

In 2017, the Government commissioned the National Review of Security of Payment Laws (the Review) 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.

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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.

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Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

The OFSC aims to promote and improve WHS 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.

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