Injunctions are discretionary orders of courts requiring an individual or party to undertake, or stop undertaking, a specific activity. FWBC seeks interlocutory injunctions to speedily conclude unlawful action. Three injunctions were sought and successfully obtained in 2013-14.

Table 2.22 lists injunctions sought and obtained in 2013-14.

Table 2.22 Injunctions
Matter Name State Date Category Outcome
DFWBII v CFMEU and Ors
(Brooklyn on Brookes project Brisbane)
QLD 8/04/2014 ss.417 and 421 FW Act The Court ordered CFMEU, three of its officers and 31 workers to cease industrial action.
DFWBII v CFMEU and Stephenson
(Bald Hills)
VIC 31/03/2014 ss.494, 340, 346 and 355 FW Act The Federal Court of Australia banned the CFMEU from placing or leaving vehicles or any other equipment within 200 metres of any entrance to the Bald Hills Wind Farm construction site in South East Victoria. The orders also prevented the CFMEU from threatening, abusing or harassing any person trying to enter or exit the Bald Hills Site.