Fair Work Act

The FW Act is the Fair Work Act 2009.

Legal Case
Special leave to appeal the application was heard by the High Court on 15 September 2017. The High Court refused special leave.
31 August 2018
The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and six of its Queensland-based officials alleging they intimidated NT Worksafe Inspectors and demanded that the head contractor shut down construction at the Palmerston Police Station site.
4 February 2019
Legal Case
The ABCC commenced proceedings against Victorian building company, SWAT Building Systems, and its director, Ilias Lymberatos. The ABCC alleges that a worker was underpaid more than $22,500 and had his employment terminated by the employer when he asked about his pay.
27 February 2019
Basic page
What is required? Commonwealth funded projects that meet the funding thresholds stipulated in Schedule 2 of the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) are required to have a Workplace Relations Management Plan (WRMP).
3 June 2019
A Federal Court penalty judgment has reaffirmed earlier High Court and Full Federal Court rulings that union officials must hold valid federal entry permits when exercising rights of entry under state or territory OHS laws.
25 June 2019
The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has found Forest Meiers Construction liable to pay $200,000 in compensation for taking adverse action and discriminating against a tiling subcontractor because they did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
2 July 2019
The Federal Court has today ruled that union officials must hold and show a valid federal right of entry permit upon request when visiting construction sites for safety reasons.
23 October 2019
The CFMEU and seven of its officials, including senior union leaders Dave Noonan (National Secretary), Mick Buchan (WA State Secretary) and Joe McDonald (then WA Assistant State Secretary), have been penalised for unlawful conduct which halted work at the $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital project.                                            
11 May 2017
The Federal Court has today imposed maximum penalties on the CFMEU and penalised a number of senior officials, including the State Secretary, Brian Parker for unlawful conduct at the Barangaroo site in Sydney.
13 September 2017