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Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate


Introduced with the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the bill: re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABC Commissioner) and the Australian Building and Construction Commission; enables the minister to issue a Building Code; provides for the appointment and functions of the Federal Safety Commissioner; prohibits certain unlawful industrial action; prohibits coercion, discrimination and unenforceable agreements; provides the ABC Commissioner with powers to obtain information; provides for orders for contraventions of civil remedy provisions and other enforcement powers; and makes miscellaneous amendments in relation to: self-incrimination; protection of liability against officials; admissible records and documents, protection and disclosure of information; powers of the Commissioner in certain proceedings; and jurisdiction of courts.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/11/13  
Second reading moved 14/11/13  
Second reading debate 02/12/13  
Second reading debate 12/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 12/12/13  
Third reading agreed to 12/12/13  
Introduced and read a first time 11/02/14  
Second reading moved 11/02/14  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (14/11/2013): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (02/12/2013); Correction to report (03/12/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (04/12/2013): Bill and related matter referred to Senate Education and Employment References Committee; Committee report (27/03/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees