Report

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No.2] and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No.2]

11 March 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-386-6

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 41KB)
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction and Background (PDF 23KB)

Reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Note on references
Background to the Bill
Legislative History
Findings of the Committee in 2013
Acknowledgement

CHAPTER 2 - Issues (PDF 25KB)
LABOR SENATORS' DISSENTING REPORT (PDF 75KB)

Introduction
The bills will not improve productivity
Special laws that target the building and construction industry are politically motivated, and unnecessary
The removal of the ABCC by the Labor Government was supported by independent investigation
The powers provided to the Australian Building and Construction Commission under the Bills represent a denial of basic rights and liberties
The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act and the Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC)
The Bills have the potential to breach Australia’s commitment to its trading partners
The Australian Building and Construction Commission would see an increase of workplace injuries and deaths
The Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code

AUSTRALIAN GREENS' DISSENTING REPORT (PDF 23KB)

Overview
Conduct of the ABCC
The need for a national corruption body
Building code

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and Additional Information received by the Committee (PDF 18KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearing (PDF 11KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
eec.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Past Public Hearings

04 Mar 2016: Canberra, ACT

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