ABCC V CFMEU, Pearson, Vink, O'Doherty, CEPU, Hanna, Jarvis, Olsen & Malone

Applicant: ABCC 

Respondent(s): CFMEU, Pearson, Vink, O’Doherty, CEPU, Hanna, Jarvis, Olsen & Malone 

Date filed: 6 June 2011 

Status: 

The matter has been set down for hearing in the Federal Court in Brisbane on 11-21 September 2012.

Background:

The ABCC alleges the CFMEU, CEPU and seven officials contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) and the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 by engaging in unlawful industrial action and defying orders made by Fair Work Australia.

The ABCC also alleges that five of the respondents contravened right of entry provisions contained in the FW Act by hindering or obstructing or otherwise acting in an improper manner while exercising their rights as permit holders.

The alleged conduct relates to work stoppages at two Gold Coast construction sites on various dates between 28 February 2011 and 26 May 2011. 

The case is to heard with Lend Lease Project Management and Construction (Aust) Pty Ltd v CFMEU; CFMEU, IUD, Qld; CEPU in which the ABCC has intervened.