Legal Case
The ABCC* commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMEU and its official, Richard Hassett, for allegedly acting in an abusive and intimidating manner towards site management at a Hobart construction site.
31 August 2018
Legal Case
The Federal Court on Tuesday 21 April ordered CFMMEU state assistant secretary Richard Hassett personally pay a $10,000 penalty for the latest in a series of right of entry breaches.
29 April 2019
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 has commenced legal proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its Queensland officials, Roland Cummins, after he allegedly called a Queensland Work Health and Safety officer a “f****ing dog” during a disagreement at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
17 January 2019
News
The ABCC has today 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
Legal Case
The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action alleging the CFMMEU and two of its Tasmanian officials breached right of entry laws during construction of serviced apartments in Hobart in 2019.
20 April 2020
Legal Case
The ABCC commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and three of its officials alleging they organised unlawful industrial action, contravened right of entry laws and threatened to shut down the Melbourne University Veterinary School project site in Werribee.
16 April 2019
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
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
Legal Case
The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and nine of its officials over several alleged contraventions that occurred on the redevelopment site of Terminal 1 at Adelaide Airport in 2019.
20 April 2020

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