OHS

OHS is Occupational Health and Safety, sometimes known as Workplace Health and Safety or WHS.

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The ACT Branch of the CFMMEU and three of its officials have been penalised a total of $159,600 after the Federal Court found they engaged in unlawful picketing at a Canberra building site in May 2018.
29 July 2020
Legal Case
On 28 April the Federal Court handed down penalties totaling $193,000 against the CFMMEU and one of its organisers Anthony Sloane after Mr Sloane stopped work on a Sydney construction site in February 2018 over a one hour pay claim.
18 February 2020
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The ABCC remains open to assist the building and construction industry Building and construction in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria
16 March 2020
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What laws must I comply with? If you’re a code covered entity, you’re required to comply with a number of laws. It’s important to know what these laws are, because failure to comply may result in a breach of the Code. To help you understand these laws, we’ve outlined them for you below.
19 August 2018
Legal Case
On 20 November 2015, the Federal Court handed down its liability decision finding all alleged contraventions were proven. A penalty decision was handed down on 22 April 2016 with penalties totalling $54,200.
31 August 2018
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Freedom of association protections give employees and contractors the right to choose whether or not to join a union or industrial association.
19 August 2018
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The ABCC is responsible for promoting and monitoring compliance with the Code. To do this, we conduct site inspections, desktop audits and field audits.
19 August 2018
Legal Case
On 4 July 2019, 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.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The ABCC has commenced Federal Circuit Court action alleging the CEPU and its official Daniel Bessell acted in an improper manner and failed to comply with site occupational health and safety requirements during a visit to a Buddina construction site in Queensland in July 2018.
29 June 2020
News
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

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