Director of Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v Chad Anthony Bragdon & Ors
Court file number: NSD180/2014
Applicant: Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate
Respondent(s): CFMEU, Builders Labourers Federation QLD, CFMEU QLD, Chad Bragdon, and Anthony Kong.
Date filed: 21 February 2014
Alleged breach: Right of entry
- The CFMEU filed a Notice of Appeal on 1 October 2015. On 28 April 2016 the decision of the Full Court was handed down quashing all the orders of the primary judge.
FWBC launched proceedings against a CFMEU official who allegedly entered a New South Wales work site and falsely said he was Steve Irwin. .
The official, Anthony Kong, and fellow union organiser Chad Bragdon, are faced a combined 11 breaches of the Fair Work Act after they entered the $17.4 million project site in Mascot and allegedly told workers to stop work. FWBC alleged that some workers left the site and work slowed as a result of Kong and Bragdon’s directions.
FWBC alleged the CFMEU is liable for the 11 breaches of the Fair Work Act by Mr Bragdon and Mr Kong; the BLF QLD is liable for the five breaches by Mr Bragdon and the CFMEU QLD is liable for the six breaches by Mr Kong.
On 10 September 2015 the Federal Court handed down fines of $27,500 and $20,000 to Mr Kong and Mr Bragdon respectively, and $225,000 to the CFMEU. The CFMEU filed a Notice of Appeal on 1 October 2015.
On 28 April 2016 the decision of the Full Court was handed down quashing all the orders of the primary judge.