The Australian Government amended the Fair Work Act 2009 (Fair Work Act) to establish the National Construction Industry Forum (the Forum) as an ongoing statutory advisory body.
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The Forum's role is to provide advice to Government on a broad range of issues relating to work in the building and construction industry including safety, workplace relations, skills and training, industry culture, diversity and gender equity, and productivity.
The Forum is required to meet at least twice per year.
The Forum is chaired by the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (the Minister), the Hon Tony Burke MP.
The Fair Work Act provides that the Minister must appoint one or more members with experience representing employees in the building and construction industry and an equal number of members with experience representing employers in the industry, including at least one member with experience representing contractors and one member with experience in small to medium sized enterprises in the residential building sector.
The Forum comprises the following members:
|Chair||The Hon Tony Burke MP||Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations|
|Member||The Hon Ed Husic MP||Minister for Industry and Science|
|Member||The Hon Catherine King MP||Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government|
|Member||Naomi Brooks||Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union|
|Member||Tony Callinan||Australian Workers’ Union|
|Member||Steve Murphy||Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union|
|Member||Stacey Schinnerl||Australian Workers’ Union|
|Member||Zach Smith||Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union|
|Member||Michael Wright||Electrical Trades Union|
|Member||Melissa Adler||Housing Industry Association|
|Member||Irma Beganovic||National Electrical and Communications Association|
|Member||Deborah Coakley||Dexus Funds Management and the Property Council of Australia|
|Member||Brent Crockford||Australian Owned Contractors|
|Member||Jon Davies||Australian Constructors Association|
|Member||Alison Mirams||Roberts Co|
Terms of Reference for the National Construction Industry Forum
The Terms of Reference for the National Construction Industry Forum were endorsed by the members of the Forum at its first meeting on 20 October 2023.