Murray Gregor v John Setka

Applicant: ABCC Regional Director Murray Gregor

Respondent(s): John Setka

Date filed: 26 June 2009

Court Findings:

The Federal Magistrates Court at Melbourne found CFMEU Official John Setka contravened s 767 of the Workplace Relations Act by acting in an improper manner when he entered the ANZ Docklands site in Melbourne, Vic on 6 March 2008 and made threats to the personal safety of two Bovis Lend Lease employees.

Court Outcome:

On 20 December 2010 FM Burchardt imposed a penalty of $6,000 on John Setka.

On 28 July 2011 the Full Court of the Federal Court reduced the penalty to $3000 on appeal.

view the reported case at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FMCA/2010/690.html