“Good Debt” is Sound says CCF

Australia’s peak employer body representing the Civil Construction industry has urged the Federal Government to fully embrace ‘good debt’ and commit to an expanded infrastructure investment program. Civil Contractors Federation National CEO Chris Melham said he welcomed recent comments by Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison acknowledging that debt funding of productive infrastructure is a viable option. [...]

“Good Debt” is Sound says CCF2017-05-04T10:24:01+10:00

Peak Civil Construction Body Welcomes Reintroduction of the ABCC

Australia’s peak employer body representing the Civil Construction industry has welcomed the passing of the “Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 (‘ABCC Bill’) which re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) through the Australian Parliament. The Civil Contractors Federation’s (CCF) calls for the reintroduction of the Commission have been answered and Australia [...]

Peak Civil Construction Body Welcomes Reintroduction of the ABCC2017-06-25T08:56:37+10:00

Winners – 2016 National Earth Awards for Excellence in Civil Construction

The Civil Contractors Federation National has announced the winners of the 2016 National Earth Awards that recognise excellence in civil construction projects across Australia, and the National Civil Train Trainees of the Year. Celebrating 23 years, the CCF National Earth Awards Dinner attracted more than 200 delegates at the National Press Club in Canberra on [...]

Winners – 2016 National Earth Awards for Excellence in Civil Construction2017-05-04T10:26:22+10:00

Chris Melham Appointment to CCF National CEO

Australia’s peak employer body representing the civil construction industry, the Civil Contractors Federation National, has today announced the appointment of Mr Chris Melham as its Chief Executive Officer. National President of the Civil Contractors Federation, Mr. Tony Baulderstone said: following an extensive national selection and appointment process, the CCF Board was unanimous in its endorsement [...]

Chris Melham Appointment to CCF National CEO2017-06-25T08:54:41+10:00

FWC orders end to strikes at Lend Lease sites

Monday, October 10, 2016, 5:00pm. The FWC has banned hundreds of subcontractor workers at six Lend Lease projects in Queensland from taking unlawful industrial action in support of protected strikes by two dozen of the construction giant's direct employees. In a decision issued on Friday, Commissioner Jennifer Hunt accepted evidence from the company that about [...]

FWC orders end to strikes at Lend Lease sites2017-06-25T08:36:28+10:00

ATO Update – Fuel Tax Credits

The ATO recently updated its guidance material for claiming fuel tax credits (FTC) for heavy vehicles. You should share this information with Civil Contractors Federation members because this update may affect them. What's new 1. More clarity on how to define a public road when considering things like bus lanes and toll roads 2. Updated [...]

ATO Update – Fuel Tax Credits2017-06-25T09:00:59+10:00

Fuel Tax Credit Rates Change

ATO Advises - Fuel Tax Credits For Heavy Vehicles To assist your members to determine their fuel tax credit entitlement for fuel used in heavy vehicles, we have released the following guidance documents: Practical compliance guideline PCG 2016/11 (replaces PSLA 2013/4 (GA)). This is a guide to methods your members can use to apportion fuel [...]

Fuel Tax Credit Rates Change2017-06-25T08:03:56+10:00