Media Release
17 Feb 2021

Court imposed $287,500 in penalties for CFMMEU organised strike at North Queensland Stadium

The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU $190,000 and its official Grant Harradine $20,000 for organising unlawful industrial action against a local subcontractor from 11 March 2019 to 14 March 2019 during construction of the $293 million North Queensland Stadium.
Media Release
10 Feb 2021

Full Federal Court rejects CFMMEU appeal to reduce penalties

The Full Court of the Federal Court on 4 February dismissed the CFMMEU’s appeal against penalties awarded in the Palmerston Police Station matter in the Northern Territory.
Industry update
10 Feb 2021

Industry Update - February 2021 Edition

Membership of a union or employer association is your choice. In the February edition of Industry Update we look at the concept of freedom of association. Read on for our case studies and more. We also give you the chance to help shape future Industry Updates by taking part in our two minute survey.
Media Release
9 Feb 2021

Failure to pay subcontractor for Australian Parliament House work leads to penalty

New South Wales company N-Cap Pty Ltd has been penalised $5,000 and ordered to pay its subcontractor $10,633 in outstanding payment claims following ABCC action.
Media Release
5 Feb 2021

Fair Work Commission suspends and revokes CFMMEU officials’ entry permits following ABCC intervention

The Fair Work Commission has suspended CFMMEU official Arturo Menon’s federal entry permit for six months and revoked fellow official Paul Taylor’s permit and banned him from applying for a permit for four months following the pair’s contraventions of the Fair Work Act at the Palmerston Police Station project in the Northern Territory in 2018.
Media Release
25 Jan 2021

ABCC alleges CFMMEU delegate told subcontractor at Docklands project “you can’t work here” unless he joins union

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and its delegate Jason Roach alleging they coerced and made misrepresentations to a subcontractor that unless their union fees were paid, they could not commence work on the Melbourne Quarter – Commercial Tower 2MQ project.
Media Release
25 Jan 2021

Mass walk-off proves costly for 64 employees at Queensland construction project

The Federal Circuit Court has today handed down penalties totalling $112,000 against 64 employees who took part in unlawful industrial action at a Fortitude Valley construction site in September 2018.
Industry update
14 Dec 2020

Industry Update - December 2020 Edition

The December edition of Industry Update is our 2020 legal retrospective, with case studies of the most common contraventions, including right of entry, coercion, wages and entitlements and much more.
Media Release
10 Dec 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials disrupted concrete pour and abused Qld workers

The ABCC has commenced Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and two of its officials alleging they delayed a concrete pour at a Labrador project site in Queensland earlier this year.
Media Release
3 Dec 2020

Recidivist CFMMEU and officials penalised $221,000 for intimidating behaviour on Hobart project

The CFMMEU and two of its Tasmanian officials have been penalised $221,000 after the Federal Court found they had contravened right of entry laws and intimidated staff at a Hobart construction site in 2019. The findings of the Court were that:

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