Global Power | Local Knowledge | Uniquely Personal

Coalition presses with restoration of ABCC

The Coalition government says it will press ahead with restoration of the ABCC.

The Coalition government has confirmed it will move forward with its plans to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

It said that the ABCC could be reinstated within the first 100 days of prime minister Tony Abbott's term in office. Additionally, employment minister Eric Abetz has said that this is a priority.

The ABCC is intended to regulate the construction industry, which at present is covered by the Fair Work Building and Construction Inspectorate. Yet supporters of the ABCC argue that the construction sector is large enough that it warrants its own ruling body.

Construction industry group Master Builders Australia (MBA) previously welcomed the new government's plans to reinstate the ABCC as they felt it would offer better protection for workers.

Chief executive of MBA Wilhelm Harnisch said: "A return to the rule of law on Australian building sites demands the full restoration of the ABCC."

The ABCC was previously scrapped by the government led by Julia Gillard and replaced by the Fair Work regulator.

Posted by Steve Douglas

DISCLAIMER: All information provided is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal financial circumstances or objectives. Before making a decision on the basis of this material, you need to consider, with or without the assistance of a financial adviser, whether the material is appropriate in light of your individual needs and circumstances. This information does not constitute a recommendation to invest in or take out any of the products or services provided by SMATS Services (Australia) Pty Ltd or Australasian Taxation Services Pty Ltd.

COPYRIGHT: All information provided is protected by international copyright laws. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any such content, nor may you distribute any part of this content over any network. Copying or storing any content is expressly prohibited without prior written permission of SMATS Group or the copyright holder identified in the individual content's copyright notice. For permission to use the content on please contact

Subscribe Now