Case name
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union & Ors
Known as
Qanstruct Construction Sites
Commonwealth Courts Portal reference and link

VID281/2015

Applicant

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner

Respondent(s) at time of filing

CFMEU, Stephen Long, Drew MacDonald

Date filed
29 May 2015
State/Territory
VIC
Status
Current
Link to liability judgement

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union

Link to Federal Court appeal judgement

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (The Laverton North and Cheltenham Premises Case) [2018] FCAFC 88

Summary of court decision

The ABCC filed proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMEU and CFMEU officials Stephen Long and Drew MacDonald, alleging that they had contravened the Fair Work Act by entering construction sites controlled by Qanstruct (Aust) Pty Ltd in 2014.

Following a liability hearing held on 27 June 2016, the Federal Court dismissed the ABCC’s application. The ABCC appealed this decision.

The Full Federal Court allowed the ABCC's appeal and the matter was remitted to the Federal Court for further hearing.