Legal Case
The trial was held for six days commencing on 27 July 2015. A decision regarding liability was handed down on 31 May 2016. The Court found contraventions of s343(1) of the Fair Work Act against all respondents.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totalling $44,000 against the CFMMEU and its delegate James Fissenden for coercing a worker to join the union.
14 October 2019
Legal Case
On 21 December 2017, the Court ordered penalties totalling $242,000 against the CFMEU and CFMEU officials Drew Macdonald and Joseph Myles following the penalty hearing held on 22 November 2016: Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (The Footscray Station Case) [2017] FCA 1555.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU and eight of its officials $121,000 for 36 contraventions of right of entry laws at Queensland’s Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project in 2018.
30 November 2018
News
On Tuesday 27 March 2018, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) amalgamated. The new organisation is called the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU).
24 May 2018
Legal Case
The Federal Court in Victoria on 27 February 2020 penalised the CFMMEU and its senior official Alex Tadic a total of $59,500 for abusing a Victorian WorkSafe official. The case related to the 2014 construction of the Castlemaine Police Station.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
ABCC* filed proceedings in the Federal Court against Melbourne painting company Arteam, its director Mr Hanna, the CFMEU and its delegate Mr Farrugia, alleging that they attempted to stop two workers, who were not financial members of the CFMEU, from working on the Quest Apartments construction site in Melbourne.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The Federal Circuit Court on 28 February 2020 penalied the CFMMEU and five of its officials $486,500. The union was found to have organised unlawful blockades and work disruptions targeting Sydney concreting company De Martin and Gasparini (DMG) in 2015.
31 August 2018

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