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The Full Court of the Federal Court has today confirmed that union officials require a valid federal right of entry permit to enter a site under a State or Territory occupational health and safety law, including where a health and safety representative (HSR) invites the official on to site under an OHS law.
2 June 2017
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The CFMEU and one of its officers have been ordered to pay $98,000 in penalties after blocking a non-union member from working on a Melbourne construction site and coercing another to pay outstanding union fees before letting him start on the job.
23 October 2017
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The CFMMEU and seven of its officials have been penalised $522,000 by the Federal Court for month-long strikes and work stoppages at construction sites across six Brisbane sites in 2016.
24 April 2018
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In a significant decision today the Full Federal Court confirmed it will order a CFMMEU official to personally pay his penalty for breaking the law, without seeking or receiving financial assistance from the union. 
25 June 2018
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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
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A New South Wales concrete pumping and placement company has been issued a formal warning for its breach of the 2016 Building Code after the Federal Court found the contractor unlawfully threatened to dismiss workers during enterprise agreement negotiations.
20 December 2018
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The Australian Building and Construction Commission has reached a major milestone assessing 5000 enterprise agreements for compliance with the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 since its establishment in December 2016.
17 January 2019
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Commercial painting business Prolac P/L and its director Tim Petrusic have been penalised $16,200 for terminating a subcontractor’s contract on the EQ Tower project in Melbourne‘s CBD in 2017. 
24 June 2019
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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

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