On Tuesday 27 March 2018, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) amalgamated. The new organisation is called the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU).
24 May 2018
A Court has labelled the CFMEU as “the most recidivist corporate offender in Australian history” while handing down the maximum available penalty of $306,000 after the union breached workplace laws.
19 October 2017
The Federal Court has imposed penalties totalling $101,500 against the AMWU, CFMEU and AWU and three of their officials for their involvement in unlawful industrial action at a construction project at the Australian Paper Mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.
12 April 2017
The ABCC has obtained a temporary injunction against the CFMMEU preventing it from continuing to organise unlawful industrial action at the Inner City South State Secondary College project site at Dutton Park in Brisbane.
5 August 2020
The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action against the CEPU and four of its officials following separate incidents at the Sydney Metro Trains Facility Site in Rouse Hill on 17 and 18 October and 14 December 2016.
26 April 2019
The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against the CFMMEU and six of its officials alleging multiple right of entry contraventions and the disruption of work at the Logan and Gateway motorways extension site in Brisbane.
7 July 2020
The Full Federal Court has today largely dismissed the CFMMEU’s appeal against penalties handed down in the October 2018 BKH judgment.
14 February 2020
Updated Model Clauses and dedicated webpage To assist funding entities and funding recipients to apply the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (2016 Code) on applicable building projects the ABCC has revised a number of key resources including:
15 January 2018
The Federal Court has handed down penalties totalling $57,500 to the CFMEU and two of its bosses who threatened “Armageddon” and national industrial action in a dispute at the Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
20 January 2017
Following their appointment by the Minister for Employment in July 2017, three Deputy Commissioners have now commenced their roles at the ABCC. Anthony Southall QC, Cathy Cato and Cliff Pettit each have extensive knowledge of the industry, the agency and possess senior executive management and leadership experience.
7 August 2017