ABCC ends tomorrow, new inspectorate begins

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ABCC ends tomorrow, new inspectorate begins

The ABCC will be abolished tomorrow (Friday) when the new Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate commences operation.

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The ABCC will be abolished tomorrow (Friday) when the new Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate commences operation.

The Minister for Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, said the new independent inspectorate will be known as Fair Work Building and Construction.

The current head of the ABCC Leigh Johns is to be the acting director for 12 months, indicating that he may not get the final position.
 
Act effective 1 June
 
The Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Act 2012 takes effect from 1 June 2012 and makes the following changes:
  • the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner is abolished and a new agency, the Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate is created
  • the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (BCII Act) is renamed as the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 (FWBI Act)
  • new regulations have been introduced to provide the necessary transitional and consequential arrangements to ensure a smooth transition from the institutions, functions and powers created by the BCII Act to those established under the FWBI Act.
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