Building watchdog set to be abolished – but what’s in the fine print?

The Australian Building and Construction Commission – known as the building watchdog – is a government agency set up under John Howard to monitor and implement laws that only apply to you if you work in the construction industry. If you work anywhere else, then you come under Fair Work Australia.

The ABCC has been back in the spotlight this week, with a dodgy court case and bill before parliament to abolish it and transfer its powers and functions to Fair Work Australia so that everyone is covered by the same law – it’s what unions have been calling for, but what’s in the fine print?

Catherine Zengerer caught up with National Secretary of the Construction Union, Dave Noonan, to find out. She  started by asking him about the recent court case in Victoria

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This story first appeared on Your Rights at Night

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