Applications, submissions and interventions

The FWBI Act provides the Director of FWBC with the power to intervene in court proceedings and make applications or submissions in matters before the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The Director will consider intervening or making applications or submissions in proceedings that involve building work or building industry participants. The Director will use these powers as part of his function to promote a culture of lawful behaviour and ensure standards of conduct in the industry.

In 2015–16, FWBC made 13 submissions on permit applications, 11 applications for revocation of a permit and exercised the power to intervene in an FWC matter on one other occasion.

Table 19 shows the number of submissions and applications made over the reporting period. In 2015–16, FWBC made 13 submissions to the FWC relating to permit applications and 11 applications to the FWC to revoke, suspend or impose conditions on right of entry permits.

Table 20 outlines FWBC's permit applications and permit submissions to the FWC made in 2015–16, by state, venue and category.

In the tables below, a ‘permit application' means that FWBC applied to the FWC to revoke, suspend or have conditions imposed on the existing permit of a union official. A ‘permit submission' means that FWBC provided additional information or an opinion (or both) to the FWC, to be considered when the FWC is deciding whether to issue a permit, having received an application from a union official.

#Table 19: Submissions and applications in 2015–16

Category

2013–14

2014–15

2015–16

Submissions on permit application

8

12

13

Applications for revocation of permit

0

14

11

Total

8

26

24

#Table 20: List of applications and submissions commenced in 2015–16

State

Matter – name

Venue

Category

VIC

Permit Submission – Robert Graauwmans

FWC

s. 512

VIC

Permit Submission – Gerard Benstead

FWC

s. 512

QLD

Permit Submission – Jade Anthony Ingham

FWC

s. 512

VIC

Permit Submission – Mike Davis

FWC

s. 512

VIC

Permit Submission – Alex Tadic

FWC

s. 512

QLD

Permit Submission – Edward Bland

FWC

s. 512

QLD

Permit Submission – William Kane Lowth

FWC

s. 512

SA

Permit Submission – Jacobus Merkx

FWC

s. 512

VIC

Permit Submission – Bill Beattie

FWC

s. 512

VIC

Permit Submission – Fergal Doyle

FWC

s. 512

VIC

Permit Submission – Mark Travers

FWC

s. 512

VIC

Permit Submission – Drew MacDonald

FWC

s. 512

QLD

Permit Submission – Anthony Kong

FWC

s. 510

WA

Permit Application – Joshua Kennedy, Walter Molina, Troy Smart, Doug Heath and Brendan Kerkvliet

FWC

s. 508

QLD

Permit Application – Michael Haire and Michael Robinson

FWC

s. 507

NT

Permit Application – Adam Olsen

FWC

s. 510

QLD

Permit Application – Scott Vink

FWC

s. 510

SA

Permit Application – Jim O'Connor

FWC

s. 510

SA

Permit Application – David Kirner

FWC

s. 510

SA

Permit Application – Mark Gava

FWC

s. 510

VIC

Permit Application – Moe Kalem

FWC

s. 510

VIC

Permit Application – Stephen Long

FWC

s. 510

ACT

Permit Application – Johnny Lomax

FWC

s. 510

SA

Permit Application – Darren Roberts

FWC

s. 510