Abolition of the ABCC and ROC

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Find information about the abolition of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), the former workplace regulator of the commercial building and construction industry.

We also cover the abolition of the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC), the former regulator of unions and employer groups.

Abolition of the ABCC

The ABCC has been abolished. This took effect from 6 February 2023.

All ongoing legal matters currently before the courts previously run by the ABCC have now transferred to us.

All building and construction industry employers and employees can seek workplace information, advice and assistance from us. Find out more at Important information for the building and construction industry.

The National Construction Industry Forum was established on 1 July 2023. This organisation operates as a statutory advisory body to the Government on workplace issues in the building and construction industry. Find out more via the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations fact sheet National Construction Industry Forum.

Abolition of the ROC

The ROC has been abolished. This took effect from 6 March 2023.

The Registered Organisations Commissioner’s regulatory powers and functions have transferred to the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission (the Commission).

There are new enforcement options for the regulation of registered organisations, which the General Manager of the Commission now administers. This includes infringement notices and enforceable undertakings.

Registered organisations will continue to have the same reporting and compliance obligations under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

Learn more at Fair Work Commission – Changes to our role with registered organisations

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