The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, today released the revisedImplementation Guidelines for the National Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry.
The Australian Government is firmly committed to promoting best practice workplace relations and ensuring the highest ethical and lawful standards are maintained across the industry.
The Code and Guidelines outline the responsibilities of Australian Government agencies as clients, project managers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, related entities, industrial associations and employers in the construction industry.
The Guidelines have been revised to reflect theFair Work Act 2009and suggestions the Honourable Murray Wilcox QC made in his recent report,Transition to Fair Work Australia for the Building and Construction Industry.
Extensive consultations have also been undertaken by the Government with all major stakeholders including employee and employer associations and major contractors as well as state and territory governments.
The Government believes the Guidelines will assist in encouraging lawful behaviour in the industry for the benefit of all participants and will support productivity in the sector.
A copy of the revised Guidelines is available at: www.deewr.gov.au/building