Topic: AllEventsIndustrial relationsTrainingSustainabilityEconomy/FinanceCommercialHousingOHSBuilding regulations

New penalties for unlicensed labour hire

As of 30 October 2019, substantial penalties apply to labour hire providers who don’t have a licence and to businesses that use an unlicensed.

View full story

Master Builders' concerns about the new Cbus..

You may soon start to see communications coming from Cbus Super announcing the trialing of a new app called ‘Super Payment Checker’.

View full story

Business seeks vital amendments to Workplace..

Employers are working with the Government, Opposition and cross bench to ensure these laws are fair. equitable and deliver improved workplace safety.

View full story


ABCC receives additional funding and deputy commissioners

On 12 December the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer, Federal Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, announced that the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)...

View full story

Court issues second personal payment order against CFMMEU organiser

Victorian CFMMEU official Joe Myles has received his second personal payment order in four months, after the Federal Court last week fined him $44,000 (and the CFMMEU...

View full story

Domestic violence leave enshrined in National Employment Standards (NES)

The Morrison Government passed legislation to amend the minimum NES safety net for workers under the Fair Work Act 2009 to include the right to take up to five days'...

View full story

Inclement weather - summer planning

Guidance on working in heat is available from the WorkSafe website. The Master Builders OHS Unit can also provide assistance on the development and implementation...

View full story

Workplace Christmas parties

With the festive season upon us, it is worth remembering that celebrations in the workplace must be managed properly to ensure the well being of all employees.

View full story

Christmas closedown 2018-2019

The agreed indicative minimum Christmas closedown for those covered by the terms of the CFMEU Pattern EBA 2016-2018 (the EBA) is from 22 December 2018 until 8 January...

View full story


Peter Sackett

Media and Communications Adviser 332 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC 3002 Phone: 0466 777 059 Email: