Australia's Senate will debate reinstatement of the Australian Building and Construction Commission as part of the industrial relations agenda © PA
Australia's Senate will debate reinstatement of the Australian Building and Construction Commission as part of the industrial relations agenda © PA

Reintroduce building commission to cut costs

21 November 2016

The Senate will have a chance to vote this week on legislation that will help secure better value for taxpayers’ money on infrastructure projects, according to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The upper house is scheduled to debate the reintroduction of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). With a full suite of powers, the commission would restore the rule of law on construction sites, where unlawful behaviour is significantly increasing the cost of infrastructure projects, the chamber said.

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