Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Bollas

Applicant: ABCC

Respondent: George Bollas

Date filed: 21 April 2011

Court Findings:

The Federal Magistrates’ Court of Australia found that, on 9 July 2010, Mr Bollas contravened section 349(1)(a) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) by recklessly making a misleading statement to two workers who were being inducted at a Victorian Brookfield Multiplex site that the workers were obliged to join the CFMEU.

At the time, Mr Bollas was the occupational health and safety representative at several Brookfield Multiplex Construction Pty Ltd (BMCPL) Building the Education Revolution (BER) sites in Victoria.

Court Outcomes: On 30 April 2012, the Court imposed a penalty of $2,000 on Mr Bollas.