FWBC is responsible for enforcing Commonwealth workplace relations legislation in the building and construction industry. These cover things like:
unprotected industrial action
freedom of association
right of entry.
Relevant legislation for the building industry is available below.
Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012
Fair Work Act 2009
- Fair Work Act 2009
- Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
- Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Bill 2009
- Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
Independent Contractors Act 2006
- Independent Contractors Act 2006
- Independent Contractors Regulations 2007
- Independent Contractors Amendment Regulations 2009
- Independent Contractors Regulations 2010
All states apart from Western Australia have referred their industrial relations powers to the Commonwealth. This means that the Fair Work Act 2009 now applies to all employers and employees in all states and territories except Western Australia.
The Commonwealth Constitution ensures that a Commonwealth law takes precedence over a state law to the extent that they are inconsistent. As a result, the Fair Work Act 2009 overrides some state industrial legislation which formerly used to apply to employers and employees.
In addition to the FWBI Act, FW Act and IC Act, each state has its own industrial relations legislation.
Each state and territory also has its own workplace safety body for more information go to our Network of organisations page.