Q&A with Kristie Burt

Posted 31 May 2019

Q&A with Kristie Burt

Q: When will we find out about the new rates of pay? Can I go on a list to get the updated rates sent to me?

A: On 30 May 2019, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision in the Annual Wage Review 2018-19. There will be an increase of 3% to all modern award minimum wages which comes into effect from 1 July 2019.

MBA is now updating the Wage Summaries for the Awards relevant to our industry. If you’d like to receive an updated version of the Wage Summaries, please send me an email with the name of the Award/s summaries that you require and I will send them to you as soon as they are finalised.


Q: I have heard that I need to update any changes to my work hours within 24 hours to remain compliant with the Secure Local Jobs Code or I could lose my certificate.  Is this true?

A: Not necessarily but read on for clarification… If you are a Code Certified Entity (CCE) you have an obligation to advise of any changes to workforce locations, working hours and subcontractors on Territory-funded works. 

This needs to occur within 14 days and can be done by way of the Contact Details Update form or where there are changes to your subcontractors details, by way of notification to the project officer for the project.


Q: I am a CCE (2016 Building Code) and I am working on a private job. Does the obligation to report delayed or disputed payments still apply to me? 

A: Yes.  As a Code Certified Entity (CCE), you have an obligation to comply with the security of payment obligations on all jobs – including private projects. A failure to comply with the Code, might result in the ABCC recommending that the CCE is sanctioned by the Minister. To report a disputed or delayed payment to the ABCC, you should complete and submit the Security of Payment Reporting Form.


Q: How do I go about ensuring my Labour Relations, Training and Workplace Equity Plan is compliant?

A: The best way to go about ensuring that the Labour Relations, Training and Workplace Equity Plan (LRTWEP) is compliant is to make sure that it is:

(a)    fully completed; and

(b)    has been created in consultation with your workers.

Please remember that any information included in this plan but also be able to be verified and if successful in the tender, you will need to operate in line with the contents of the plan submitted for the duration of the project.


If you have any queries, please contact the Secure Local Jobs Code Team by email securelocaljobs@act.gov.au.


If you have any queries or would like to ask a question, please contact me on 6175 5919 or email kburt@mba.org.au

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