Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union & Anor
Court file number: QUD236/2012
Applicant: Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate
Respondent(s): Patrick O’Doherty, Joseph Myles, Peter Ong, Andrew Clark, Edward Bland, Andrew Temoho, Timothy Jarvis, CFMEU & CEPU
Date filed: 16 May 2012
Alleged breach: Coercion
- On 20 August 2013, the Federal Court found that the CFMEU contravened sections 43(1)(b) and 44 of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (BCII Act). Collier J ordered that the CFMEU pay a sum of $99,000 in penalties in respect of these contraventions. The court also found that the CEPU contravened section 43(1)(b) of the BCII Act. Collier J ordered that the CEPU pay a sum of $20,000 in penalties in respect of these contraventions.
- Director, Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union  FCA 846
Fair Work Building & Construction issued proceedings against the CFMEU, CEPU and seven union officials for allegedly taking—or threatening to take—unlawful industrial action against Watpac Construction (QLD) Pty Ltd. The alleged action took place at three Watpac construction sites in Queensland with the intent to coerce Watpac to engage or not engage a person as a building contractor.