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This instrument amends the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 to remove the majority of the requirements imposed, leaving only those that section 34 of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 requires and to provide for certain transitional measures.
Administered by: Employment and Workplace Relations
Registered 25 Jul 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate27-Jul-2022
To be repealed 23 Nov 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
02-Aug-2022
Expiry Date:
22-Nov-2022
House:
Senate
Details:
Full
Resolution:
Resolution Date:
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Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022

I, Tony Burke, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, make the following instrument.

Dated   10  July  2022

Tony Burke

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016                                              2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

26 July 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 34(1) of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016

1  Subsection 3(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of ABCC;

                     (b)  definition of above‑entitlements payment;

                     (c)  definition of Department of Finance;

                     (d)  definition of enterprise agreement;

                     (e)  definition of acquiring entity;

                      (f)  definition of FW Act;

                     (g)  definition of head contractor;

                     (h)  definition of individual flexibility arrangement;

                      (i)  definition of inspector;

                      (j)  definition of working day;

                     (k)  definition of WRMP.

2  Subsection 3(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

3  Section 5

Repeal the section.

4  Section 6 (note 4)

Omit “However, some obligations in the code of practice only apply in respect of Commonwealth funded building work—see for example subsections 8(2)‑(7) and Part 6.”.

5  Subsection 6A(1)

Omit “ABC Commissioner may exempt a building contractor or building industry participant from this code of practice if the Commissioner”, substitute “Minister may exempt a building contractor or building industry participant from this code of practice if the Minister”.

6  Paragraph 6A(1)(b)

Omit “having regard to the objective in subparagraph 5(a) of this code of practice”, substitute “in the circumstances”.

7  Subsection 6B(1)

Omit “ABC Commissioner”, substitute “Minister”.

8  Subsection 6B(2)

Omit “ABC Commissioner must grant the exemption (the infrastructure exemption) if the Commissioner”, substitute “Minister must grant the exemption (the infrastructure exemption) if the Minister”.

9  Subsection 6B(4)

Omit “ABC Commissioner must revoke an infrastructure exemption (including an exemption issued for a specified period) if the Commissioner”, substitute “Minister must revoke an infrastructure exemption (including an exemption issued for a specified period) if the Minister”.

10  Sections 7 to 11E

Repeal the sections.

11  Sections 12 to 16A

Repeal the sections.

12  Part 4

Repeal the Part.

13  Sections 23 to 25

Repeal the sections.

14  Subsections 26(1) to (7)

Repeal the subsections.

15  Sections 27 to 29

Repeal the sections.

16  Part 6

Repeal the Part, substitute:

Part 6Application and transitional provisions

  

30  Transitional provisions relating to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022—exemptions

             (1)  An exemption given by the ABC Commissioner under section 6A or 6B of this instrument and in effect immediately before the commencement of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022 (the amending instrument) continues in effect, and may be dealt with, as if it were an exemption given by the Minister under section 6A or 6B (as the case may be) as in force after that commencement.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  before the commencement of the amending instrument, a building contractor or building industry participant makes an application under subsection 6B(1) to the ABC Commissioner; and

                     (b)  at that commencement, the ABC Commissioner has not made a decision on the application;

then, at and after that commencement, the Minister may deal with the application as if it had been made to the Minister under subsection 6B(1) as in force after that commencement.

31  Transitional provisions relating to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022—exclusion sanctions

             (1)  This section applies to a code covered entity (the sanctioned entity) that was subject to an exclusion sanction immediately before the commencement of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022 (the amending instrument).

             (2)  Despite the amendments made by the amending instrument, the exclusion sanction continues in force after that commencement (subject to paragraph 3(3)(a)) with the effects set out in subsections (3) to (5) of this section.

Effects of exclusion sanction

             (3)  Another code covered entity must not enter into an agreement in respect of building work with the sanctioned entity as a subcontractor, unless approval to do so is provided by the Minister.

Note:          See paragraph 8(3)(a) of this instrument as in force before the commencement of the amending instrument.

             (4)  The sanctioned entity is not eligible to be awarded Commonwealth funded building work.

Note:          See paragraph 23(1)(b) of this instrument as in force before the commencement of the amending instrument.

             (5)  A funding entity must not enter into a contract in respect of Commonwealth funded building work with the sanctioned entity.

Note:          See subsection 26(1) of this instrument as in force before the commencement of the amending instrument.

17  Schedules 2 to 5

Repeal the Schedules.