Media Release
25 May 2022

NSW CFMMEU organiser Justin Hobson has permit suspended for three months

The Fair Work Commission has suspended CFMMEU organiser Justin Brendon Lee Hobson’s federal entry permit for three months and has banned issuing him a further entry permit for the same period of time. The suspension and ban are effective from 16 May 2022.
Media Release
24 May 2022

ABCC takes court action to recover outstanding wages for worker

The ABCC has started court action against Victorian business Brighton Home Maintenance for failure to comply with two statutory notices during an ABCC investigation into the underpayment of a former employee.
Industry update
11 May 2022

Industry Update May 2022

Subbies deserve to be paid on time. Their livelihoods depend on it. In this edition we feature information about security of payment plus recent litigation news.
Media Release
22 Apr 2022

ABCC alleges CFMMEU targeted Victorian building company in three-month campaign to disrupt work

The ABCC has taken Court action against the CFMMEU and seven officials alleging the union mounted a concerted campaign to coerce a Victorian building company to make a CFMMEU enterprise agreement.
Industry update
21 Apr 2022

Industry Update - April 2022 edition

In this edition of Industry Update we feature two important developments for the industry with a High Court decision on penalties and the longest Building Code sanction imposed to date. We also look at a number of new cases filed and provide the latest litigation statistics.
Media Release
21 Apr 2022

ABCC takes action against the CFMMEU after work delays on the Cross River Rail project arising from alleged right of entry breaches

The ABCC has commenced action in the Federal Circuit and Family Court against the CFMMEU, its Queensland State Secretary Michael Ravbar and official Andrew Blakeley, alleging right of entry contraventions.
Media Release
21 Apr 2022

Nine-month sanction imposed on NSW roofing company for apprentice death

The Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Michaelia Cash has imposed a nine-month sanction against New South Wales company Landmark Roofing Pty Ltd (ACN 108 495 923) after the company was found to have failed to comply with WHS laws, leading to the tragic death of an apprentice roof plumber.
Media Release
13 Apr 2022

Landmark High Court decision paves way for maximum penalties to be imposed against CFMMEU

The High Court of Australia has today allowed the ABCC Commissioner’s appeal, holding that Courts must impose penalties on offenders that adequately deter them and others from repeatedly breaking the law.
8 Apr 2022

Code non-compliance: Victorian company ASI Electrics Pty Ltd

The ABCC Commissioner has published details of non-compliance by Victorian-based company ASI Electrics Pty Ltd, for breaching the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Cth) (the Code) after it failed to pay a subcontractor on time and breached security of payment laws.
Media Release
7 Apr 2022

CFMMEU official allegedly threatens to “grab my bat and start swinging it around” at the M1 Yatala South Interchange upgrade site

The ABCC has taken legal action against the CFMMEU and its officials Dean Rielly, Matthew Vonhoff and Margues Pare alleging they contravened right of entry and occupational health and safety laws at the Yatala South Interchange upgrade project.