Privacy Act

The Privacy Act is the Privacy Act 1988.

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The High Court today refused special leave to CFMEU official Michael Powell and the Victorian WorkCover Authority to appeal against a Full Federal Court ruling that officials of federally registered unions must hold valid right of entry permits under the Fair Work Act when entering sites under State or Territory OHS laws.
17 November 2017
Legal Case
On 21 June 2019, the Federal Court ordered Victorian CFMMEU official Michael Powell to pay $2,600 after he entered the Aquanation site in Ringwood on 21 May, 22 May, 15 July and 28 October in 2014 without a valid federal right of entry permit and refused to leave when asked to do so.
31 August 2018
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Under the FW Act it is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against a person who is an employee or prospective employee because the person has an attribute that is protected under the FW Act.
19 August 2018
News
The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging the CFMMEU and two of its officials, including assistant Queensland state secretary Jade Ingham, engaged in coercion, adverse action and organised unlawful industrial action. 
4 March 2019
Legal Case
On 17 September 2020, the Federal Circuit Court in the ACT penalised the CFMMEU $138,000 and six officials a further $63,500 following breaches of right of entry laws across three apartment project sites in Franklin, Harrison and Wright in 2013 and 2014.
31 August 2018
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When did the ABCC begin? The ABCC as it exists today was established by the BCIIP Act on 2 December 2016. The history of the agency stretches back to the Cole Royal Commission into the building and construction industry.
19 August 2018
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Under the IC Act, independent contractors are able to seek relief if they perform work on terms that are ‘unfair’ or ‘harsh’. An independent contractor also may be eligible to access remedies under the Commonwealth unfair contracts system. To be eligible, you need to be covered by the IC Act.
19 August 2018
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 ABCC filed proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMEU and CFMEU organisers Kevin Harkins and Richard Hassett.
31 August 2018
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Union officials have specific rights and responsibilities when they are lawfully on site. Employers and site occupiers also have responsibilities to union officials while they are on site.
19 August 2018

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