Building Industry

February 2017

Crossbench agrees to further Building and Construction Commission changes – February 2017

Filed under: Trade and industry, Building Industry,

The Federal Government has negotiated a deal with the Senate crossbench to toughen the legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

November 2016

Day resignation creates new uncertainty over ABCC – November 2016

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Building Industry,

The Government’s plans to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) may be placed on hold until the furore surrounding the election of Bob Day as a senator for South Australia is resolved.

Senators validity challenges puts cloud over Government’s IR plans – November 2016

Filed under: Employment and Education, Industrial Relations, Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry,

The Government’s plans to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) are on hold until the High Court resolves eligibility issues involving two candidates who stood for the Senate on July 2.

October 2016

Building and Construction Commission Bill passes House – October 2016

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Building Industry, Trade Unions,

The Coalition Government has used its numbers in the House of Representatives to push through in the House legislation to reinstate the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) which the government used as a trigger for the double-dissolution on July 2.

August 2016

Taxable payments annual report due soon – August 2016

Filed under: Economy and Finance, BAS Agents, Trade and industry, Building Industry,

BAS Agents with clients in the building and construction industry who paid contractors during 2015-16 should be aware their Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) is due by 28 August 2016.

May 2016

Senate Committee raises concerns about non-conforming building products – May 2016

Filed under: Australian Politics, Senate, Building Industry,

An interim report from the Senate committee on non-conforming building products says that safety should not be a “matter of good luck”.

December 2014

Government to look at flawed building products

Filed under: Australian Politics, Building Industry,

Bob Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, has convened a national meeting with building industry leaders to address the influx of non-conforming building products.

October 2014

New green building code announced - October 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Building Industry,

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released a new rating tool called Green Star – Design & As Built, which it says will create sustainable places for everyone.

September 2014

Government publishes procurement guidelines - September 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Building Industry,

The Industry Department has launched of new procurement guidelines for the construction and building sector to help protect householders from faulty materials and products.