John Wotherspoon v Robert Brown

Applicant: ABCC Inspector John Wotherspoon

Respondent(s): Robert Brown

Date filed: 3 April 2009

Court Findings: The Federal Magistrates Court found Mr Brown contravened s790 and s797 of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 on 14 February 2008 when he told two new workers at a site induction at a Hickory Development P/L site in Flemington, Victoria that they were required to be members of the CFMEU before they could commence work on site.

Court Outcome: Federal Magistrate Burchardt imposed penalties totalling $4000, half suspended for 12 months on Mr Brown for two contraventions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996.