Building industry participant

Building industry participant means any of the following:

  • a building employer
  • a building employee
  • a building contractor
  • a person who enters into a contract with a building contractor under which the building contractor agrees to carry out building work or to arrange for building work to be carried out
  • a building association
  • an officer, delegate or other representative of a building association.
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 CFMMEU has been hit with a major financial penalty with the Federal Circuit Court penalising the union 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.
2 March 2020
In a decision delivered by the Federal Court today, a Western Australian labour hire company has been found to have discriminated against a worker because of his age.
26 June 2020
The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU $81,600 for the conduct of its Assistant Secretary, Jim O’Connor, and a site delegate for attempting to coerce a subcontractor to terminate a worker and replace him with a union office holder at the Royal Adelaide Hospital site in 2014.
27 August 2018
The High Court has refused the CFMMEU special leave to appeal against a Full Federal Court decision that imposed maximum penalties of $306,000 on the union for the unlawful conduct of its former Queensland President Dave Hanna.
6 December 2018
The Federal Court in Brisbane has today imposed $58,500 in penalties against the CFMMEU, its State Secretary Michael Ravbar and fellow union official Andrew Sutherland over their unlawful action on the Legacy Way Port Connect Project in 2012.
15 April 2019
The Australian Building and Construction Commission has filed proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court alleging the CFMMEU and two officials took unlawful action at the $4.9 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade project in northern New South Wales.
2 September 2020
The CFMEU and 19 of its officials have been penalised $817,500 after they shut down two major Brisbane sites in a “deliberate, flagrant and systematic” campaign aimed at forcing the sites’ head contractor to sign a CFMEU enterprise agreement.
9 March 2018
The Federal Circuit Court in Sydney has imposed penalties totaling $13,500 against the CFMMEU and its then organiser Luke Collier after he refused to follow OHS procedures while on the $163 million Barangaroo Headland Park site on 5 March 2014.
4 July 2019