In November 2021, the ABCC commenced court proceedings alleging that Bradley Upton and Stephen Parker, and through them the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU), engaged in an unlawful picket, and that the union also organised the unlawful picket, at a company’s construction yard in Balcatta, Perth in breach of section 47 of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act.

Direct care and some senior food services employees in the aged care sector will receive a 15% increase to minimum wages from 30 June 2023.

Learn more about your workplace entitlements when daylight saving ends.

In October 2021, the ABCC began court proceedings alleging that James Darnton-Turner and Brian Windsor, and through them the Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing And Allied Services Union, breached section 500 of the Fair Work Act while the two officials were exercising entry rights as permit holders at the Founders Lane project site.

The Australian Government has amended the Fair Work Act to include a range of new workplace laws. Find out more.

Workplace sexual harassment is prohibited under the Fair Work Act from 6 March 2023.

Find information about the abolition of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC).

Find information about changes to support gender equality. We also have information about changes to the small claims process.

From 10 November 2022, the Australian Building and Construction Commission’s role enforcing the Fair Work Act in the building and construction industry will transfer to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Find information on new rules about pay secrecy, job ads, flexible work and fixed term contracts.