Australian Buildings & Construction Commissioner  address to several building and construction industry issues by proper enforcement of acts and regulations. These regulations and acts include compliance powers, National Code of Practice, legal action, interventions and referrals. Different regulations and acts followed by Australian Buildings & Construction Commissioner cover various topics such as unlawful industrial action, coercion in agreement making, strike pay, superannuation funds, right of entry and freedom of association.

Compliance powers, implemented by Australian Buildings & Construction Commissioner, comply with the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005. This act gives power to Australian Buildings & Construction Commissioner for compelling a person to produce documents, provide information and answer the questions at an examination. Australian Buildings & Construction Commissioner generate reports on the basis of information obtained by using these compliance powers.

Australian Buildings & Construction Commissioner investigate alleged breaches of building and construction industry in accordance with the National Code of Practice. Australian Buildings & Construction Commissioner also possess the power to take legal action against those, who have breached the industry code of conduct.