Industry Update

Summary of recent right of entry permit activity

6 November 2017 – CFMEU WA (Brad Upton)

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has declined to grant a right of entry permit to WA CFMEU organiser Bradley Upton.

Mr Upton had previously been ordered to pay civil penalties for unlawful conduct at the Wheatstone Project in 2012 and 2013 and at the Perth Children’s Hospital in 2013.

Following the CFMEU’s application for a right of entry permit for Mr Upton, the ABCC made submissions opposing the issue of a permit.

In a decision handed down on 6 November 2017, Deputy President Binet of the FWC found Mr Upton was not a fit and proper person to hold a right of entry permit.

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