Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v David Bolton & ors
Court file number: SAD305/2014
Applicant: Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate
Respondent(s): CFMEU, David Bolton and Michael Huddy.
Date filed: 14 November 2014
Alleged breach: Right of entry
A penalty decision was handed down on 22 April 2016. Penalties totalling $51,500 were imposed on the respondents.
FWBC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMEU and two of its officials, David Bolton and Michael Huddy, for breaching right of entry provisions on an Adelaide construction site.
FWBC alleges as follows:
On 28 April 2014, Mr Bolton and Mr Huddy entered the Minda Homes construction site to have discussion with union members. The officials did not provide an entry notice. When asked, Mr Bolton replied “We don’t need a notice”.
The officials also failed to produce their right of entry permits when requested, and failed to immediately leave the site when directed.
On 22 April 2016 the court ordered penalties against the CFMEU of $48,000, Mr Bolton $2,000 and Mr Huddy $1,500.
For more information please view the document(s) attached below.
Media release: Media release - CFMEU in Federal Court for alleged law-breaking on 5 Adelaide construction sites (PDF 63KB) Media release - $937,100 in penalties imposed on CFMEU for unlawful conduct across Adelaide (PDF 163KB)