Reports & Submissions

Reports & Submissions

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Submission on Non Conforming Products
Feb 12 2016
Public
Submission on Migrant Intake Into Australia
Jul 7 2015
Public
Submission on Small Business Employment
Jul 7 2015
Public
Apprenticeships - Towards 2020
Jul 1 2015
Public
Tax Discussion Paper
Jun 17 2015
Public
2015 Budget Special CEO Update
May 13 2015
Public
2015-16 Pre Budget Submission
Feb 25 2015
Public
Telecommunications Infrastructure in New Developments
Jan 28 2015
Public
Submission letter, Non-Conforming Products
Dec 15 2014
Public
Submission letter - Regulation Reform
Dec 15 2014
Public
Submission on Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections
Aug 1 2014
This submission is in reply to Treasury’s “Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses Consultation Paper” (Consultation Paper).
Public
Royal Commission into Unions - Duties of Union Officials
Jul 16 2014
On 13 June 2014 the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption published three Issues Papers. This submission seeks to address Issues Paper 2: Duties of Union Officials
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Submission to Competition Policy Review - Secondary Boycotts
Jun 12 2014
Submission to the Competition Policy Review on Secondary Boycotts and Industrial Relations Issues Affecting Competition
Public
Submission - Integrating Consumer Law & Contract Legislation
Jun 12 2014
Submission to the Competition Policy Review on Integrating the Australian Consumer Law and Domestic Building Contract Legislation - Small Business Perspectives
Public
Submission on Anti-competitive Effects of Regulation
Jun 3 2014
This submission responds to the Issues Paper for the Federal Government's Competition Policy Review (CPR, 2014), addressing the potential anti-competitive effects of regulation.
Public
Submission on 457 Visa Program
May 6 2014
Submission to the Independent Review of the Integrity of the Subclass 457 Visa Program
Public
Submission to the Financial System Inquiry
Apr 8 2014
Notwithstanding the sound, high level performance of Australia’s financial system, it caused serious disruption for business enterprises operating in the building and construction industry. This is explored in detail in the submission.
Public
Submission - Review of OHS Accreditation
Apr 4 2014
Public
Submission to FWC on 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards
Feb 19 2014
Public
2014-15 Pre-Budget Submission
Feb 4 2014
Public
Submission on Infrastructure Costs
Jan 21 2014
Public
Senate Committee Report - ABCC Bills
Dec 3 2013
Public
Asbestos Contamination of Land
Feb 27 2014
Reporting Obligations of Building Contractors - examines the interaction of reporting requirements for dangerous or contaminated material in the ABIC Major Works contract with statutory reporting requirements in contaminated land legislisation
Public
Economic Analysis of Productivity 2014 Update
Aug 27 2013
Public
Submission - Australian Prompt Payment Protocol
Aug 23 2013
Public
Fair Work Commission’s Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction
Aug 22 2013
Public
2013-14 Pre Budget Submission
Feb 13 2013
Public
Safety in Design of Structures
Aug 15 2012
A paper by Richard Calver, National Director Industrial Relations and Legal Counsel for Master Builders Australia
Public
Submission to APCC on Security of Payment
Aug 6 2012
Submission to the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council on Security of Payment in the Building and Construction Industry
Public
Submission to Attorney General on Contract Law
Jul 20 2012
Submission to Attoney-General's Department on Improving Australia's Law and Justice Framework: A Discussion Paper Exploring The Scope for Reforming Australian Contract Law
Public
The Business Case for Employing People with Disability
Jul 20 2012
Employ Outside the Box - The Business Case for Employing People with Disability
Public
Housing Market Efficiency
Jul 12 2012
Presentation on Housing Market Efficiency given at the Australian Conference of Economists
Public
Submission on Implementation Guidelines
Mar 26 2012
Submission to DEEWR on the Revised Australian Government Implementation Guidelines for the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry
Public
Submission to the Fair Work Act Review Panel
Feb 9 2012
This submission is made in response to the review into the Fair Work Act being undertaken by the Review Panel.
Public
Submission on BCII Improvement Amendment Bill 2011
Feb 10 2012
Submission to Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee on Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2011
Public
Right of Entry under the Model Work Health and Safety Act
Feb 9 2012
This paper considers the exercise of right of entry to consulta and advise workers outside of mealtimes or other breaks in work. The paper finds that this aspect of the Model Work Health and Safety Act is unclear...
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Submission on the 2012-13 Migration Program Intake
Dec 8 2011
Public
Effects of a carbon price on building and construction
Nov 16 2011
This report considers the possible impacts of the proposed carbon pricing package on the building and construction industry.
Public
Submission on Proportionate Liability
Oct 25 2011
Submission to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General in relation to harmonisation of proportionate liability legislation
Public
OHS - Consultation, cooperation and coordination
Oct 11 2011
This paper considers the obligation in the model Work Health and Safety Bill for duty holders to consult, coordinate and cooperate with other duty holders who have a duty in relation to the same matter.
Public
OHS Performance in the Construction Industry
Oct 11 2011
The building and construction industry’s OH&S performance remains a matter of concern to all industry participants. However, the industry has responded to the various pressures for improved occupational health and safety management.
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ABIC Suite: Principles and Practice
Aug 11 2011
This paper rejects the 'self-preservation' perspective that frequently engenders the negative outcomes listed and shows how the approach adopted under the Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC) is more balanced.
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Losing Control? The impact of the primary duty of care
Aug 12 2011
This paper examines the primary duty of care in the harmonised OHS legislation and how it is likely to apply.
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Submission to Treasury: Taxable Payments
Jun 27 2011
Submission to Treasury: Consultation Paper: Reporting of Taxable Payments for Contractors in the Building and Construction Industry
Public
Industrial manslaughter and model OH&S legislation
Oct 25 2010
Prevention or punishment - Industrial Manslaughter and the Model OH&S legislation
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Energy-efficiency: building code star ratings
Nov 25 2010
Energy-efficiency: code star-ratings - What's optimal, what's not.
Public
Australian Consumer Law - mandatory reporting
Dec 14 2010
This paper outlines the reporting obligations under the Australian Consumer Law
Public
Effects of Australian Consumer Law on Contracts
Dec 22 2010
This paper by provides a overview of the effect that the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No 2) 2010 (Cth) has on building and construction contracts
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Infrastructure Charges
Sep 1 2010
Infrastructure Charges - where bad taxes beget more taxes
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Tax Reform Forum - 2011
Sep 29 2011
Public